(March 5, 1963- )
Senior pastor at Lakewood Church (non-denominational)
Sermons broadcast on ABC Family Channel, BET and PAX
Author of ‘Your Best Life Now’
Why he might be annoying
His motto is ‘Discover the Champion in You.’
His nickname is ‘the smiling preacher.’
He dropped out of college to work on television production for Lakewood Church.
Many evangelical Christians view him as a false teacher.
He is criticized for not focusing solely on scripture while preaching.
Why he might not be annoying
He presents a positive message of hope and doesn’t burden parishioners with doctrine.
His weekly sermons attract more than 7 million viewers nationwide.
He does not ask for money during his sermons.
His book ‘Your Best Life Now’ was a New York Times #1 bestseller.
During one sermon, he encouraged women to wear lingerie to ‘strengthen marriages.’
On the issue of politics, he said: ‘We encourage people to vote, but not for any one party.’
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 58 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 51 Votes: 50.98% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 60.38% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 231 Votes: 44.59% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 109 Votes: 57.80% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 179 Votes: 68.72% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 271 Votes: 74.17% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 390 Votes: 77.69% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 365 Votes: 77.81% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 770 Votes: 75.06% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 582 Votes: 68.73% Annoying
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