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Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Newsmic: 6:17pm On Dec 04, 2021
Police Questions American Pastor After Bags Of Money Were Found Hidden In Church Bathroom

Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church, America's largest church has been questioned by police after 'bags and bags' of cash and checks were found in about 500 envelopes in a bathroom wall at the church, IgbereTV reports.

A plumber, known as Justin, who worked at the church called into a Houston radio morning 100.3 The Bull show to tell them about his shocking discovery, which comes barely seven years after about $600,000 in donations were stolen in the church and haven't been recovered.

Justin said he was called in to Lakewood Church, on November 10 to fix a broken toilet.

'There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile,' he explained during the call Thursday morning, December 2.

'We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like 'Oh wow!''

Houston police say that cash and checks were found in the wall, and that they talked to 'everybody associated with the building' they were able to contact.

In 2014, $600,000 worth of donations were stolen from the church. The amount was a portion of donations made from one weekend of services and it has never been found.

Justin told the radio show that he informed the church's supervisors and had to wait at the church for almost seven hours after his discovery.

'Recently, while repair work was being done at Lakewood Church, an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were found. Lakewood immediately notified the Houston Police Department and is assisting them with their investigation.

'Lakewood has no further comment at this time,' a spokesperson for the church told DailyMail.com.

Lakewood Church welcomes about 52,000 attendees across multiple services per week, and its services are streamed worldwide.

Osteen, 58, the televangelist megachurch pastor, is estimated to be worth $50 million.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Nobody: 6:18pm On Dec 04, 2021
Hmm wonder what his fans will think.

I comment my reserve

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Rexwalters1: 6:18pm On Dec 04, 2021
Good Guy Joel Osteen.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Ryda(m): 6:19pm On Dec 04, 2021
Comrade wey sabi

Imagine that plumber being one Kasali from Nigeria...

Now stop imagining, the rest is history.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Righteousness2(m): 6:19pm On Dec 04, 2021
When the Word of GOD says Judgement will begin in the Church, it was not a Joke.

Not Everyone that Says LORD! LORD! Shall enter into Heaven, but he that does the will of my Father in Heaven.

No Matter who we claim to be,
No Matter the post or title we bear,
You may Deceive men/woman with words , Grammar and feel Good Messages and all that, but remember you can Deceive men but you cannot Deceive GOD.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Golan007: 6:21pm On Dec 04, 2021
grin

Best time to retrieve it was during the lockdown.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by MrBrownJay1(m): 6:22pm On Dec 04, 2021
another FRAUDSTER IN ROBE busted!

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Golan007: 6:25pm On Dec 04, 2021
MrBrownJay1:
another FRAUDSTER IN ROBE busted!

I think the guy is a fraudster but I'm not sure he had a hand in the heist.

Come to think of it, 600k was a portion of just one weekend's takings.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Perfecttouch(m): 6:28pm On Dec 04, 2021
PORTION OF ONE WEEKEND'S TAKING..
oboy

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by nairalander2020(m): 6:41pm On Dec 04, 2021
Church this days is like a business venture.
In God,s name and the shall steal from the masses.
cry

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Golan007: 6:43pm On Dec 04, 2021
nairalander2020:
Church this days is like a business venture

Fixed.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Nobody: 6:44pm On Dec 04, 2021
All pastors, I repeat, all pastors are scammers. One winners branch near my flat, the pastor anytime he preaches, he always talks about thanks giving, and always be generous with your items for God blesses you according to how you give to God. Infact, they collect offerings twice at least, cause I always hear it when he announces it. Damn... Too bad. What people don't know is that church members are the god of the pastors, since Pastor own riches come from members of church, after telling them what they want to hear, and not what God wants them to know, and certainly not from God.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by MrBrownJay1(m): 6:48pm On Dec 04, 2021
Golan007:
I think the guy is a fraudster but I'm not sure he had a hand in the heist.

Come to think of it, 600k was a portion of just one weekend's tak

of course these thieves cannot embezzle the whole taking of the weekend...they just dip in pot to use it for their own selfish self.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by endsarrrs(f): 6:53pm On Dec 04, 2021
I know this man

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Golan007: 6:56pm On Dec 04, 2021
endsarrrs:
I know this man

Yeah, he's the one that wouldn't let people in for shelter in his church when there was a disaster in Houston.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:15pm On Dec 04, 2021
That's what is possible when the church leaves God and begin to worship and serve mammon, the god of money.

Of course, they would never want to admit this reality but be hasty to attack anyone who speaks the truth as the Pharisees did to Jesus, even if it's that glaring, but in time every secret would be revealed.

God bless.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by daddytime(m): 7:50pm On Dec 04, 2021
Money that was collected and kept for God, why will the gbeborun plumber go and break God's safe?

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by 1Sharon(f): 8:27pm On Dec 04, 2021
Man of dog

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by TalkTalkTwins(m): 12:44am On Dec 05, 2021
Imagine calling our own Police to report this grin

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Piptocoin: 5:16am On Dec 05, 2021
The senior pastor may not have any hand in this. Where supervision of finances is delegated there is bound to be issues like this. Even the late pastor David Yonggi Cho's son was involved in a financial mess that dragged the name of his father. People should stop pointing fingers until investigation has been concluded.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by orisa37: 6:53am On Dec 05, 2021
Rexwalters1:
Good Guy Joel Osteen.


COOOOORECT.

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by AntiChristian: 7:04am On Dec 05, 2021
By their fruits you shall know them...

Na the money dm dey send to make fishers of men in Africa!

Pastors are now richer that Jesus!

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Nobody: 7:25am On Dec 05, 2021
Newsmic:
Lakewood immediately notified the Houston Police Department and is assisting them with their investigation.

Lakewood, the Church, notified the Police Department, so who hid the money there?
An usher?

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by tobechi74: 8:19am On Dec 05, 2021
Pentecostal church and money

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Cerebellum: 9:04am On Dec 05, 2021
Chelsea fans yesterdaygrin

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by slawormiir: 9:04am On Dec 05, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Not surprised

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by naijaguy123456(m): 9:04am On Dec 05, 2021
Coded pastor .

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Workch: 9:05am On Dec 05, 2021
Religion is a scam, the most fraudulent religion is Christianity.
I’m very convinced about this

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Crafteck1: 9:05am On Dec 05, 2021
Na so all of them be, na person wey we catch b tif

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Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Administration1: 9:05am On Dec 05, 2021
Could it be an inside Job?
Re: Bags Of Money Found In Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Bathroom by Kaagsuit(m): 9:06am On Dec 05, 2021
Thief���

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