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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Joel Osteen

WELCOME TO LAKEWOOD!

I'm so excited to welcome you to Lakewood Church. I know you'll leave better than you walked in! Each of our services is 90 minutes long, and we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to allow time for parking, children's check-in and getting the perfect seat! Be sure to tell a greeter it's your first time, so they can connect you with one of our hosts.

Joel Osteen

This week at Lakewood

T.D. Jakes

Saturday at 7 PM & Sunday at 8:30 & 11 AM

Service Times

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WE'RE EASY TO FIND

Lakewood Church is accessible from US 69 N, and is only 45 minutes from Hobby Airport and IAH.

3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027

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PARKING IS FREE

Parking is free and easy at Lakewood. Download the printable parking guide below and follow the map. A convenient shuttle is available from most lots, and a reserved lot is available for parents with small children or special needs.
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HEAD INSIDE

Lakewood Church is a big place, but it's easy to find what you need. If you have small children, head for the first floor to check-in, or go straight to the sanctuary on the first or second floors. Click below for a map of the church.

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CHECK INTO KIDSLIFE

If you have children, they'll love KidsLife. Checking in your kids is simple and secure. Ask a greeter or visit any check-in counter on the first floor. Allow 10 minutes to register on your first visit.

Joel Osteen speaking to the congregation

ENJOY THE SERVICE

Our ushers will direct you into the sanctuary and find you and your guests a seat. If you need Spanish translation, visit sections 110 or 216. Services for the hearing impaired are available in Section 109.

Joel Osteen meeting visitors

MEET JOEL

Joel would love to personally greet you! He'll be at the top of the escalators on the second floor after every service on weekends that he speaks.

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ENJOY THE WELCOME RECEPTION

After every service, members of the pastoral team are waiting to meet you and your family! This is a great time to find out more about Lakewood Church. The reception is on the second floor in the New Beginnings room, near the escalators.
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STOP BY THE BOOKSTORE

The Lakewood bookstore is the best place to get books, DVDs and resources from Joel Osteen and other great teachers at a great discount.

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MORE QUESTIONS?

We want to help you find all the information you need to make the most out of your experience. Have additional questions? Check out answers below to some frequently asked questions about our organization or give us a call! We'd love to answer any questions you have.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There is no fee or tickets required to attend our services.

Each service is 90 minutes long. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes ahead of service time so that you are able to find convenient parking and seating. We encourage you to inform one of our greeters that you are visiting, so they can connect you with one of our hosts who can help you find seating.

Click here to see our full list of service times and speaking schedule.
Yes, free childcare is provided during services through our KidsLife Ministry.
Accessibility information for those that are deaf, hard of hearing or need translation can be found at the bottom of the Locations and Directions page.
All services feature live Spanish translation. Visit our Locations and Directions page for more information.
Joel has a reception line for meeting visitors after almost every service that he preaches in the lobby, in front of the escalators.
You can purchase Joel's books, messages, devotionals and more from the Lakewood Bookstore in person and online.
While Joel and Victoria Osteen are not available via phone or email, they do welcome letters directed to our office. They receive many letters every day, and while they cannot personally respond to each letter, we encourage you to send your thoughts.
Find out more about Joel, Victoria and all our pastors on the Lakewood Experience page.
There is no formal membership process, you come three times and we count you as a part of the Lakewood family. There is a reception in the New Beginnings room after each service where you can meet some of our staff members and connect.
You can find volunteer information and opportunities on our Get Involved page. There are many ways to shine your light through our Local and Global missions. There is also opportunity to volunteer directly at the church.
You can apply for a job at Lakewood Church through our careers portal powered by ClearCompany. If you have any questions regarding careers at Lakewood, write us at [email protected]

Our hands-on Internship program equips and empowers participants to succeed in their future of ministry. Participants will work in a team environment with successful church leadership staff. They will learn time management, acquire practical life development tools for personal planning, and receive intense training in spiritual leadership and logistical administration; all while developing life-long relationships and doing life-changing ministry.

The Internship program is a 10 month program that starts around early September. Every March, applications become available for that year's Internship program. You can pick up an application at any of our Lakewood Church Resource Centers when applications become available. For more information, or if you are interested in opening your home to house an intern, contact us at: 713-491-1277 or email us at [email protected]

The Lakewood Bookstore is open the following hours:
Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 7:30pm (& 30 minutes after service)
Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm; 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm; 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm to 7:00pm* (& 45 minutes after service)
Sunday 7:30am to 2:00pm** (& 45 minutes after service)
*Closed for Service
**Closed for Spanish Service
Closed on Monday
Convenient parking is available weekdays in the Circle Drive off Timmons.
Visit the About Lakewood page for information about the Bible, The Trinity, Salvation, Water Baptism, Communion and more.
Jesus is our Savior, our healer, and our friend. He was God's answer to humanity's desperate need for salvation. God, because of His great love for us, wrapped Himself in humanity and came to earth as a simple man—Jesus. John 3:16, one of the most famous scriptures, illustrates just this, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only son. That whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus became the bridge between mankind and God so that we can have a relationship with the Father.