Houston megachurch holds healing and thanksgiving service a week after deadly shooting


February 16, 2024

HOUSTON (AP) — Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch held a special service Sunday dedicated to healing and thanksgiving, a week after a woman opened fire in one of its hallways before being gunned down by security officers.

Osteen's Lakewood Church has not had services since the Feb. 11 shooting that sent worshippers scrambling for safety. On Sunday, Osteen, his wife Victoria Osteen and members of the church staff who lead Lakewood's Spanish ministry, sat in chairs on the stage and spoke about the shooting, how it has impacted Lakewood's community and how the church was moving for...

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