Monday, June 13, 2011

How Much Does a Televangelist's House Cost?

The Joyce Meyer Family Compound



Have you ever wondered what kind of house a televangelist lives in? According to my research the answer is big and expensive.

Joel Osteen
Square Footage: 17,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Other: 3 Elevators, 5 wood burning fireplaces, 1 bedroom guest house & pool house
Location: Tall Timbers subdivision in River Oaks, Harris County Texas
Value: 10.5 million
(Information provided by 2010 Houston's Daily Digital Magazine)

Paul and Jan Crouch
Square Footage: 9,500
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms:9
Other: 1 Elevators, 6 car garage, tennis court, pool with fountain,
Location: Newport Beach, California
Value: 5 million
Other Residence: The TBN network owns 30 homes


Kenneth Copeland
Square Footage: 18,280
Other: Boat dock with three slips,
Location:Tarrant County, Texas
Value: 6.45 million
Additional Information: Property owned by church and is tax exempt

Creflo (Augustus) Dollar
Location: 4695 Hamden Forest Trail, Atlanta
Value: over 1 million

Additional Residence:
Location: 1811 Sandy Creek, Fayetteville, Georgia
Value: $2 million


Paula And Randy White
Square Footage: 8,072
Other: Tampa Bay waterfront view, in ground pool and spa,
Location: 4301 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL
Value: 2.68 million
Additional Information: Randy White took soul ownership after divorce

Additional Residence: Condo
Location: Trump Towers, NY
Value: 3.5 million

Benny Hinn
Square Footage: 7,200
Bedrooms: 7
Other: 5 car garage
Location: Dana Point, CA
Value: 3 million
(Information provided by Dateline NBC - originally reported as 10 car garage)

Joyce Meyer
Square Footage: 10,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Other: Guest house with disconnected 8 car garage, pool, pool house, putting green,
Location: near Interstate 270 and Gravois Road, St. Louis County
Value: 1.85 million

Additional Residence: Lakefront Home
Location: Porto Cima at Lake of the Ozarks
Value: 500,000

Eddie Lee Long
Square Footage:
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Location: Lithonia, GA
Value: 1.4 million

T.D. Jakes
Square Footage: 15,000
Bedrooms: 7
Other: Swimming Pool, 4 Car Garage,
Location: White Rock Lake area of Dallas
Value: 2.6 million


Now you've seen my crib no get the "Hell" out of here.

8 comments:

Fran said...

I like Joel and Joyce! I have to say that when I was going to catholic church and really struggling with my lack of a relationship with Jesus (even though I was doing all the catholic stuff like I was "suppose" to be doing), I happened to come across Joyce Meyer on tv and heard stuff I had never heard in my 30 years as a catholic like, "Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with ME," and "God is not disappointed with me," etc. Those ideas started me searching for something more. Who knows how many people they have introduced Jesus too. Plus a lot of their money comes from book sales, speaking tours, etc. Why shouldn't they benefit from their work. I'm sure they all give a lot of their money away too. If I were rich, I don't think I wouldn't live so ostentatiously. I hope I wouldn't anyway. It does seem excessive. But maybe God is blessing them and favoring them. Abraham had a lot of stuff too!

DanThoms said...

Here is a blog I posted a few years back stating how much they make. http://danthoms.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-much-does-televangelist-make.html

Rick Warren is the ideal. He gives away 90% of his income and receives no salary from his church.

Fran said...

Yeah, I remember that post and Rick Warren is definitely the ideal.

Karen said...

That's just disgusting. Especially, when you consider they solicit money from a LOT of people who are watching them on TV, eating their TV dinners, or soup, while sitting on the couch of their 1400 sq ft house....thinking they're actually "helping" someone less fortunate than themselves.
Thankfully, these believers rewards will be in Heaven, when they are recognized for their contributions-not to the Televangelists desires, but to their own belief and faith that they are doing Gods work.

Not Too Old said...

That's why I enjoy their message, especially Joyce, but I give my money directly to the people that God sends my way.

In my opinion they could give away a bit more of theirs, however I'm not the judge of their heart. So I'll try hard not to covet their blessings instead.

Helen Ann said...

I think it's OK to have wealth. To me it's about how it is acquired and how it is used. My question is what money is paying for all this stuff? If it is book sales and what have you, that is one thing, but if they are using donations to their ministries to acquire all this junk then that's just plain wrong. That is what turns my stomach. It's not that I don't like some of these folks, Joel and Joyce have both written good books. But If I remember correctly, Joyce Meyer Ministries was in trouble for tax fraud or evasion some years ago as well.

Pat said...

Did you ever stop to think that if Joyce Meyer received $1.00 for each book she sold over the years she would have enough money to do whatever she wants with it . I think last count was like over 30 millions books in print .And they all sell books and cd's and dvd's etc .Except Creflo Dollar who says very little about money .EVER ! Come on people . Give them a break .If they are mis-using funds then God will take care of it . After all it is His money .

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS! THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SHEPHERDS TO GODS PEOPLE..YET THE WAY THEY LIVE IS NOT BIBLICAL. IF ANYTHING THEY ARE RUBBING GOD'S FACE IN THE DIRT MORE THAN THEY ARE TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE LIKE TRUE CHRISTIANS. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING LED ASTRAY BECAUSE OF PEOPLE PREACHING PROSPERITY GOSPEL AND WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED TO STAND UP FOR GOD AND HIS WORD AND QUIT LETTING PEOPLE LIKE JOEL OSTEEN TWIST SCRIPTURE AND TURN IT INTO SOME "GOD WANTS US TO LIVE LAVISHLY" LIE.