Lisa Osteen: Everything About Joel Osteen’s Sister

Lisa Osteen

Lisa Osteen is the sister of Joel Scott Osteen, an American lay preacher, televangelist, businessman, and author based in Houston, Texas. Lisa’s brother Joel Osteen is on the list of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. Lisa is the daughter of the late founding pastor of Lakewood Church John Hillery Osteen and sister of American vascular surgeon and medical missionary Paul Kent Osteen.

Lisa Osteen: Bio Summary

NameLisa Osteen
Born 1958
Gender Female
Famous assister of Joel Osteen
Birthplace Houston, Texas, U.S.
Spouse Kevin Comes
Parents John Osteen and Dodie Osteen
Siblings Paul Osteen, April Osteen Simons, Justin Osteen, Tamara Osteen, and Joel Osteen
Occupation Pastor, speaker, author

Who Is Joel Osteen’s Older Sister, Lisa Osteen?

Lisa Osteen was born in Houston, Texas, U.S. Several sources have cited that she was born on July 6, 1963 but her date of birth is uncertain as she is the older sister of Joel Scott Osteen who was born on March 5, 1963. She was born in 1958, per her father’s Wikipedia page. She will be celebrating her 65th birthday in 2023. Besides her brother Joel, Lisa is the sister of Paul Osteen, April Osteen Simons, Justin Osteen, and Tamara Osteen.

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Lisa Osteen is the first daughter of her parents John Hillery Osteen (August 21, 1921 – January 23, 1999), an American pastor and founding pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and Dolores (“Dodie”) Pilgrim, an author. John and Dodie started Lakewood Baptist Church in “a dusty, abandoned feed store” in northeast Houston. Lisa was born with severe health issues. She had a condition similar to cerebral palsy. Her health condition challenged her father’s faith.

As her father wrestled with her circumstance, “his theological beliefs began to shift and he had ecstatic religious experiences, based on the baptism of the Holy Ghost.” Doctors did not believe her condition could be better and said she might not walk. It was perceived that she may face an early death due to her condition. However, she got healed and has been able to overcome the illness. She was miraculously healed before her first birthday after her parents prayed for her.

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Also, Lisa Osteen went through another life-changing moment. Her life was at risk in 1990 when she reportedly opened a package containing a pipe bomb that exploded in her lap, riddling her office with nails and shrapnel. Someway somehow, her life was spared and she managed to survive. She escaped with minor injuries. According to Lisa:

“I was full of shame and felt disqualified from ministry. However, in the healing process, God not only restored my life — He called me to preach. So in the worst trial of my life, God didn’t change His mind about me; instead, He used it to catapult me into my destiny.”

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Lisa Osteen has learned “that we always have hope in Jesus and what we cannot do in the natural, God can do for us.” Lisa is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree. Lisa Osteen is the wife of Kevin Comes. She reportedly got married at age 22 but got divorced at 23. She eventually remarried Kevin. After 6 years, they adopted their first child. They have three children; Katherine, Caroline, and Christopher.

Lisa Osteen Is An Associate Pastor & Author

Lisa Osteen is an accomplished minister of the Gospel. She is an associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. She travels the world teaching God’s Word, writing books, and working with her brother, pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood. She is involved in different aspects of the church’s leadership and has been preaching and doing ministry work for more than 25 years. Lisa has established herself as a reputable ministry leader and Bible teacher as a result of her difficulties and experiences.

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Lisa Osteen is also the Director of Ministries at the Lakewood church. She is the author of It’s On the Way: Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams and Prayers and You Are Made for More!: How to Become All You Were Created to Be. She has also co-authored books including, Impact One: The Epic Prayer That Transforms Friends and Family, and Before Anna Nicole: A Mother, A Mistress, A Millionaire & Me: A Lady’s Story from Rags to True Riches. She is also a podcast host.

Ruth Kai Botchway

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