Barrage of gunfire as officers stop shooter at Joel Osteen's megachurch, newly released video shows
Houston police have released body camera footage from officers who exchanged gunfire with a woman who opened fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch earlier this month before she was gunned down.
Warning signs mounted before Texas shooter entered church with her son, former mother-in-law says
The former mother-in-law of the woman who opened fire at a Houston megachurch says she tried for years to alert authorities and other, including church staff, to her ex-daughter-in-law’s mental health struggles.
How Texas church shooter bought rifle despite mental illness and criminal history is under scrutiny
Authorities say they’re reviewing how the shooter who opened fire at a Houston megachurch was able to legally purchase and obtain the AR-style rifle used in the attack despite a years-long criminal record and a history of mental illness.
Shooter entered Texas megachurch with young son and used AR-style rifle in the attack, police say
Authorities say the shooter who opened fire at a Texas megachurch over the weekend had a history of mental illness and used an AR-style rifle in the attack that also critically injured their 7-year-old son.
Plumber discovers money in wall of Joel Osteen’s church, years after $600K burglary, report says
Back in 2014, a big headline in Texas involved hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from a safe at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church, in Houston. Now, seven years later, another bombshell has dropped.
Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch defends getting $4.4 million in federal PPP loans
HOUSTON – Joel Osteen, the pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, has come under fire in recent days after Houston Chronicle reported that the megachurch received $4.4 million in PPP loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loan data provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) indicates that the loan given to Lakewood Church is the third-largest for any Houston-area business or nonprofit. The data shows that Lakewood Church applied for the loan on July 21 and that 368 jobs would be affected by the loan. In order to have the loan fully forgiven, the PPP loan must be used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent and utilities. Osteen’s Lakewood Church and other megachurches have been criticized by some for taking part in the federal recovery program because of their tax-exempt status.