Lakewood Church

★★★★★
  • 3700 Southwest Fwy

    Houston, TX 77027

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  • 713-635-4154

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i have been donating and receiving joel's tapes, reading his books and enjoy visiting lakewood. the parking is a little daunting but i always find a parking space, get some exercise and thank goodness find my car after the service! i

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i have been donating and receiving joel's tapes, reading his books and enjoy visiting lakewood. the parking is a little daunting but i always find a parking space, get some exercise and thank goodness find my car after the service! i

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Every time I am in town, I make it a point to attend Lakewood Church. The message is well expressed. Thank you Joel & Victoria Osteen for uplifting me.

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Every time I am in town, I make it a point to attend Lakewood Church. The message is well expressed. Thank you Joel & Victoria Osteen for uplifting me.

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I was having an exceptionally rough couple of weeks. I had been in the hospital 5 days, after just moving to Houston. I had no family or friends around and came to Lakewood for the 2nd time. (once before I had gone into the hospital -

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I was having an exceptionally rough couple of weeks. I had been in the hospital 5 days, after just moving to Houston. I had no family or friends around and came to Lakewood for the 2nd time. (once before I had gone into the hospital -

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I heard that people from all over the world come to Lakewood because they watch the service on TV. They want to see it live. Why would anyone want to do that if they live in Houston? Joel is a wonderful preacher. I liked his dad but I

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I heard that people from all over the world come to Lakewood because they watch the service on TV. They want to see it live. Why would anyone want to do that if they live in Houston? Joel is a wonderful preacher. I liked his dad but I

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i havent been to this church since i was in sunday school with joel and his dad was pastor . i went with my family tonite 3/26/2011 to get my new husband and 7 yr old boy baptised. so i brought the appropriate appareal swimsuit etc . we

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i havent been to this church since i was in sunday school with joel and his dad was pastor . i went with my family tonite 3/26/2011 to get my new husband and 7 yr old boy baptised. so i brought the appropriate appareal swimsuit etc . we

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I know that this church gets a ton of critisism. But this is a church with a big heart.\r
The incredible spirit of love that just oozes out of their doors is not something you can really pick up on when watching the television program.

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I know that this church gets a ton of critisism. But this is a church with a big heart.\r
The incredible spirit of love that just oozes out of their doors is not something you can really pick up on when watching the television program.

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I remember the first time Joel preached after John' s passing. I remember the trembling sincerity I sensed,that has never changed despite the fame. People equate Joel to the Antichrist and Satan's spokesperson of misguided doctrines. I see

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I remember the first time Joel preached after John' s passing. I remember the trembling sincerity I sensed,that has never changed despite the fame. People equate Joel to the Antichrist and Satan's spokesperson of misguided doctrines. I see

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I have heard the negatives, I have heard the positives, I have attended Lakewood under John Osteen and under Joel. I have never been a regular but do very much like attending the Saturday night services and personally I like the "Concert Atmosphere" surrounding the service, this is where I get uplifted. I truly believe I receive blessings from the uplift and the connection with God. I am now living in Tallahassee and have been in search of a Church home here, but I had the real honor of attending Lakewood Church last Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011) when I went home to visit. I love the Church, if you want a smaller atmosphere, try the mens ministry and breakfast, or if you really want small, try the many mens prayer meetings that are held on a weekly basis. I spent several skeptical years pondering Lakewood, then decided to just relax and enjoy the experience. It might not be for you, I respect that, but I can tell you that it is for me, and until I find a church home in Florida, I will be following Lakewood live on the internet. We have to find the blessings where we can, life is to short and sweet, so why sour the experience. Relax and enjoy the blessings that God wants his children to have.

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★★★★★

I have heard the negatives, I have heard the positives, I have attended Lakewood under John Osteen and under Joel. I have never been a regular but do very much like attending the Saturday night services and personally I like the "Concert Atmosphere" surrounding the service, this is where I get uplifted. I truly believe I receive blessings from the uplift and the connection with God. I am now living in Tallahassee and have been in search of a Church home here, but I had the real honor of attending Lakewood Church last Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011) when I went home to visit. I love the Church, if you want a smaller atmosphere, try the mens ministry and breakfast, or if you really want small, try the many mens prayer meetings that are held on a weekly basis. I spent several skeptical years pondering Lakewood, then decided to just relax and enjoy the experience. It might not be for you, I respect that, but I can tell you that it is for me, and until I find a church home in Florida, I will be following Lakewood live on the internet. We have to find the blessings where we can, life is to short and sweet, so why sour the experience. Relax and enjoy the blessings that God wants his children to have.

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The church is a typical mega church who really out to shine themself and not Jesus. I had attended for 5 years and give my offering. When a situation happened and I need help, they turn their back. Recently my red blood cell was a 2.7 and

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The church is a typical mega church who really out to shine themself and not Jesus. I had attended for 5 years and give my offering. When a situation happened and I need help, they turn their back. Recently my red blood cell was a 2.7 and

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I have been attending this church on and off for five years - the messages and the experiences I've had here have changed my life for the better. To me, the perspective a person has about Lakewood says a lot about where they are in their own walk with Christ. Of course not everyone is going to like every church, no place is 100% perfect and that is okay; but I believe people should not criticize so harshly. Critical comments heard from around the world are clearly from those who want and choose to "judge a book by its cover" without really digging deeper into what this church does/offers beyond the telecast and one visit to one weekend service. People should not expect a pastor or person to be their primary liaison between them and God, the pastor is a secondary source meant to guide and lead you, however you are the primary source that must take responsibility by reading the Bible and then acquiring the ability to filter and hear sermons according to the Word of God. Do you read the Bible? If no, then you really are not in a position to judge or criticize any church. Joel is human and is doing what he's called to do - I have a hard time grasping why people are so critical of someone who has helped so many on so many different levels. I wish when people state that Joel Osteen is "just a motivational speaker" that they would follow that up with what they would prefer in a pastor, but yet, I never hear a follow up...interesting. If you don't want to be encouraged, motivated, inspired and uplifted by the Word of God in a place is that is overwhelmed with love and joy, you are still welcome at any time when you are ready!

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★★★★★

I have been attending this church on and off for five years - the messages and the experiences I've had here have changed my life for the better. To me, the perspective a person has about Lakewood says a lot about where they are in their own walk with Christ. Of course not everyone is going to like every church, no place is 100% perfect and that is okay; but I believe people should not criticize so harshly. Critical comments heard from around the world are clearly from those who want and choose to "judge a book by its cover" without really digging deeper into what this church does/offers beyond the telecast and one visit to one weekend service. People should not expect a pastor or person to be their primary liaison between them and God, the pastor is a secondary source meant to guide and lead you, however you are the primary source that must take responsibility by reading the Bible and then acquiring the ability to filter and hear sermons according to the Word of God. Do you read the Bible? If no, then you really are not in a position to judge or criticize any church. Joel is human and is doing what he's called to do - I have a hard time grasping why people are so critical of someone who has helped so many on so many different levels. I wish when people state that Joel Osteen is "just a motivational speaker" that they would follow that up with what they would prefer in a pastor, but yet, I never hear a follow up...interesting. If you don't want to be encouraged, motivated, inspired and uplifted by the Word of God in a place is that is overwhelmed with love and joy, you are still welcome at any time when you are ready!

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I visited Lakewood last Sunday for the first time, I do have to say that when it first started I was kind of uncomfortable and I just wanted to leave. I first I thought it was just a big concert and I didnt like it. But when Joel and Victoria walked out and started talking I felt as if they were speaking directly to me. I was almost in tears before it was even over. I absolutley loved it! I will be going ever Sunday! :) Just give it a chance!

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★★★★★

I visited Lakewood last Sunday for the first time, I do have to say that when it first started I was kind of uncomfortable and I just wanted to leave. I first I thought it was just a big concert and I didnt like it. But when Joel and Victoria walked out and started talking I felt as if they were speaking directly to me. I was almost in tears before it was even over. I absolutley loved it! I will be going ever Sunday! :) Just give it a chance!

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I have been going there for awhile now and love Lakewood. Their people are friendly and it??s a place to have your spirit lifted up. A lot of times people will visit expecting a miracle to happen that day or be awed some how. Unfortunately it doesn??t work like that. Besides the MAIN services there are other bible classes that focus and have a more in dept teaching on the bible. But the awesome thing is, Lakewood doesn??t have negative, selfish, criticizing members that go here?and if there is?they will eventually leave, ??like some people on here? AMEN. One thing they always ask is give one year of your life and Lakewood will make an amazing difference in your life, and remember there are also other bible classes that Lakewood has after each service.

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★★★★★

I have been going there for awhile now and love Lakewood. Their people are friendly and it??s a place to have your spirit lifted up. A lot of times people will visit expecting a miracle to happen that day or be awed some how. Unfortunately it doesn??t work like that. Besides the MAIN services there are other bible classes that focus and have a more in dept teaching on the bible. But the awesome thing is, Lakewood doesn??t have negative, selfish, criticizing members that go here?and if there is?they will eventually leave, ??like some people on here? AMEN. One thing they always ask is give one year of your life and Lakewood will make an amazing difference in your life, and remember there are also other bible classes that Lakewood has after each service.

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I have no desire to vist this place of so called church! This isn't a church it's a place where you have fun. There isn't any real teaching of the christian walk there! Where are the pastor on hand to have that one on one at! If Mr osteen is the pastor! Why isn't he never on hand to help his member's! Because I have known people to go there! And they don't have a clue what being a christian is all about! How do the this some called men of the god sleep at night when there they are leading this people to to satan hand's!

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I have no desire to vist this place of so called church! This isn't a church it's a place where you have fun. There isn't any real teaching of the christian walk there! Where are the pastor on hand to have that one on one at! If Mr osteen is the pastor! Why isn't he never on hand to help his member's! Because I have known people to go there! And they don't have a clue what being a christian is all about! How do the this some called men of the god sleep at night when there they are leading this people to to satan hand's!

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James 3:13 who is a wise man and endowed with wisdom and knowledge among you? Let him show it out of a good manner of life his works with meekness of wisdom.

Does this sound like Joel or you?

If you bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descend not from above but is earthly and sensual and devilish for where envying is there is all manner of strife and confusion(Babylon) and every evil work.

Is this Joel or you?

Wisdom that is from above is first pure then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiallity and without hypocracy

Does this sound like Joel or you?

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James 3:13 who is a wise man and endowed with wisdom and knowledge among you? Let him show it out of a good manner of life his works with meekness of wisdom.

Does this sound like Joel or you?

If you bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descend not from above but is earthly and sensual and devilish for where envying is there is all manner of strife and confusion(Babylon) and every evil work.

Is this Joel or you?

Wisdom that is from above is first pure then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiallity and without hypocracy

Does this sound like Joel or you?

Pros: Awesome pastor

Cons: God knows

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Lakewood Church is the best church I have ever become a part of. It is The House of God and his presence is felt there. Wether it be the powerful anointed music that bring tears to so many with the Holy Presence, the great prayer, or the awesome Bible Studies before and after service, Lakewood is truly a great church. The biggest misconception of this church is that it is very impersonal. Many people want just the counsel of their pastor when they don't realize that each member is a minister. At Lakewood, you will ALWAYS find at least someone to help you with your need. Any area of your life can be dealt with by the Holy Spirit and Lakewood Church and its members truly know how to allow the Holy Spirit to minister through the church members. Lakewood also has small groups everywhere in the Houston area that make the church small again by providing a place where members can meet weekly together in small groups and chat, eat, pray, and Study the Word of God. Lakewood Church is not what all the news media says it is. But dont even take my word for it, or anyone elses for that matter. Go out to a service yourself. But dont just stop there, meet the pastoral staff, attend Bible Study, and join a small group so you can TRULY see what Lakewood Church has to offer to you. God Bless

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★★★★★

Lakewood Church is the best church I have ever become a part of. It is The House of God and his presence is felt there. Wether it be the powerful anointed music that bring tears to so many with the Holy Presence, the great prayer, or the awesome Bible Studies before and after service, Lakewood is truly a great church. The biggest misconception of this church is that it is very impersonal. Many people want just the counsel of their pastor when they don't realize that each member is a minister. At Lakewood, you will ALWAYS find at least someone to help you with your need. Any area of your life can be dealt with by the Holy Spirit and Lakewood Church and its members truly know how to allow the Holy Spirit to minister through the church members. Lakewood also has small groups everywhere in the Houston area that make the church small again by providing a place where members can meet weekly together in small groups and chat, eat, pray, and Study the Word of God. Lakewood Church is not what all the news media says it is. But dont even take my word for it, or anyone elses for that matter. Go out to a service yourself. But dont just stop there, meet the pastoral staff, attend Bible Study, and join a small group so you can TRULY see what Lakewood Church has to offer to you. God Bless

Pros: The Presence of God, the people, powerful -holy worship

Cons: Traffic after church, but clears quickly

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I went with a friend to Lakewood Church over the weekend just to see what it was like. To me the service was not about God but about Joel Osteen and the big show that Lakewood Church puts on. Why does a church, if you can even call it a church, need a huge water fall, a globe that spins and a whole stage that can be raised or lowered. The church is supposed to about bring people to Christ; not building a state of the art concert hall that rivals those of Holly Wood or a Broadway Theater.
The sermon was about asking God for something and then waiting for God to answer the prayer. The moral of the sermon was if you pray for it, God WILL give it to you in due time. Just because someone asks God for something doesn??t mean he is going to give it to them. If that was the case we would all millionaires and no one would ever be sick. He failed to mention Philippians 4:19 (King James Version) 19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus; not God will supply all our wants according to us.
If you want to listen to a motivational speaker Lakewood is the place to go but if you want to learn about Christianity, I would look else where. People should go to church to learn about Christ and how to be a better Christian; not going to hear some feel good pep talk.

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I went with a friend to Lakewood Church over the weekend just to see what it was like. To me the service was not about God but about Joel Osteen and the big show that Lakewood Church puts on. Why does a church, if you can even call it a church, need a huge water fall, a globe that spins and a whole stage that can be raised or lowered. The church is supposed to about bring people to Christ; not building a state of the art concert hall that rivals those of Holly Wood or a Broadway Theater.
The sermon was about asking God for something and then waiting for God to answer the prayer. The moral of the sermon was if you pray for it, God WILL give it to you in due time. Just because someone asks God for something doesn??t mean he is going to give it to them. If that was the case we would all millionaires and no one would ever be sick. He failed to mention Philippians 4:19 (King James Version) 19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus; not God will supply all our wants according to us.
If you want to listen to a motivational speaker Lakewood is the place to go but if you want to learn about Christianity, I would look else where. People should go to church to learn about Christ and how to be a better Christian; not going to hear some feel good pep talk.

Pros: Great music and Speaker

Cons: Nothing really about being a Christian

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I have been a member here for over a year with my friend which has went here all her life. Joel's message is positive which will change your attitude. People on tv do not get to see the music which consists of a couple of Grammy/Dove winners. When you look around at the praise and people, you see the leaders and most Godly people in America. It's almost like anyone who wanted to go to the top for Jesus has ended up here. Seas of hands of praise, building shaking with prayer, it's all here.

The most fair downside is the Hollywood effect. People take pictures like its a landmark. People run for their cars during alter call, even when Joel begs them to hang around for 5 min....enough said.

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★★★★★

I have been a member here for over a year with my friend which has went here all her life. Joel's message is positive which will change your attitude. People on tv do not get to see the music which consists of a couple of Grammy/Dove winners. When you look around at the praise and people, you see the leaders and most Godly people in America. It's almost like anyone who wanted to go to the top for Jesus has ended up here. Seas of hands of praise, building shaking with prayer, it's all here.

The most fair downside is the Hollywood effect. People take pictures like its a landmark. People run for their cars during alter call, even when Joel begs them to hang around for 5 min....enough said.

Pros: music, Joel

Cons: Hollywood effect, alter call

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I have been a member of Lakewood for almost two years now. I started by watching Joel on TV but was a little afraid of entering into a large crowd. After my first visit I was in love. The amount of love felt in Gods house is enormous. I love going and so does my two year old son. I know it's hard to beleive but I park in the same spot and sit in the same seat EVERY Sunday. Being a member of Lakewood I feel like a better person and my relationship with GOD is great!

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★★★★★

I have been a member of Lakewood for almost two years now. I started by watching Joel on TV but was a little afraid of entering into a large crowd. After my first visit I was in love. The amount of love felt in Gods house is enormous. I love going and so does my two year old son. I know it's hard to beleive but I park in the same spot and sit in the same seat EVERY Sunday. Being a member of Lakewood I feel like a better person and my relationship with GOD is great!

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With such a big building, cameras flying around, a rock concert, how could God not love us? This church is a mile wide and an inch deep. Joel Osteen is nothing but a motivational speaker - a Dr. Phil masked by Christian talk. His message usually contains topics about depending on God in order to make you rich. Anybody attending this church should seriously count the cost of being a Christian. It's not about money. Matt. 7:14; 21-23

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With such a big building, cameras flying around, a rock concert, how could God not love us? This church is a mile wide and an inch deep. Joel Osteen is nothing but a motivational speaker - a Dr. Phil masked by Christian talk. His message usually contains topics about depending on God in order to make you rich. Anybody attending this church should seriously count the cost of being a Christian. It's not about money. Matt. 7:14; 21-23

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....positive, optimistic, and happier person. If you have not visited, what are you waiting for? Among the most wonderful places I've been to. You will love Joel!

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★★★★★

....positive, optimistic, and happier person. If you have not visited, what are you waiting for? Among the most wonderful places I've been to. You will love Joel!

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Joel has a gift to uplift a person regardless of culture or religion. His message can touch everyone and anyone. It is not about religion but rather about how we can live a clearer and happier life and how we can build our relationship with God. If ever you want to try a new church, I highly recommend Lakewood Church. After service, you will walk out with a fresh and new perspective on life.

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Joel has a gift to uplift a person regardless of culture or religion. His message can touch everyone and anyone. It is not about religion but rather about how we can live a clearer and happier life and how we can build our relationship with God. If ever you want to try a new church, I highly recommend Lakewood Church. After service, you will walk out with a fresh and new perspective on life.

Pros: Refreshing, Positive, Comforting

Cons: full parking lot

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Joel is the best coach of team life. He gives you an offense and defense and helps you run your plays.
He picks you up when your down and shows you how to achieve victory. His message is simple yet deep. He breaks through lifes illusions, through fulfillment with Jesus. The goals become clear.
It is a no lose situation.

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Joel is the best coach of team life. He gives you an offense and defense and helps you run your plays.
He picks you up when your down and shows you how to achieve victory. His message is simple yet deep. He breaks through lifes illusions, through fulfillment with Jesus. The goals become clear.
It is a no lose situation.

Pros: message, improvement, victory

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Lakewood is not just a church it is an experience. The music, the environment, the warmth and the message of Joel Osteen are both inspiring and life changing. Every Houstonian and visitor to Houston should treat themselves to a Lakewood Service... You will never be the same.
BE CAREFUL, because once you go, you may never want to leave!

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★★★★★

Lakewood is not just a church it is an experience. The music, the environment, the warmth and the message of Joel Osteen are both inspiring and life changing. Every Houstonian and visitor to Houston should treat themselves to a Lakewood Service... You will never be the same.
BE CAREFUL, because once you go, you may never want to leave!

Pros: Freindly, Inspiring

Cons: Traffic

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This Church is so awesome! There is none like it that I have ever seen. The pastor, the people, the spiritual environment, everything is just so incredible. Youn really feel at home there, it is so awesome. I love Lakewood Church and I don't think I could ever change churches.

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★★★★★

This Church is so awesome! There is none like it that I have ever seen. The pastor, the people, the spiritual environment, everything is just so incredible. Youn really feel at home there, it is so awesome. I love Lakewood Church and I don't think I could ever change churches.

Pros: Incredible Leadership, Awesome Worship, Great messages

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Lakewood Church is off the hook and it is a must for anyone who is visiting Houston or who lives in Houston. It is free and you can go just as you are.

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★★★★★

Lakewood Church is off the hook and it is a must for anyone who is visiting Houston or who lives in Houston. It is free and you can go just as you are.

 

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