Joel Osteen Discusses New Book, Growing Church Membership

[ From the ABC News / Good Morning America site.]

Oct. 20, 2005 -Author and televangelist Joel Osteen attributes much of his success to his positive message.

Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, which is attended by more than 40,000 people and the services are watched by millions on television. Osteen's father, a Pentecostal preacher, started the Lakewood church with a few dozen members in 1959.

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