In every sense of the word, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince’s first live speaking engagement in the United States was a historic event marked clearly by God’s favour.
On 29 and 30 October 2011, Pastor Prince unveiled the loveliness and glory of Jesus and His finished work at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Pastored by Joel Osteen, and his wife, Victoria, Lakewood Church is the largest church in America.
Over 40,000 people attended the three services, with many coming from all over the US, and Canada, some having driven over 18 hours to get to Houston. From California to Minnesota and Florida, from British Columbia to Montreal, thousands came eagerly to hear Pastor preach the message of God’s grace in person at this much-awaited event.
Israel Houghton, Grammy-award gospel singer-songwriter, led the people at each service into exuberant, faith-filled worship, and Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian television network, was onsite to cover the event.
As Pastor Prince preached under a powerful anointing, people who had come feeling condemned and fearful were set free as they simply listened and received the message of no condemnation because of the cross of Christ.
“It was one of the best times I’ve ever had,” said Melissa Torgersen, who had flown all the way from Florida. “Thank you, Pastor Prince, you’ve helped me reach a greater understanding of the Word and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus! I can’t wait for you to come back to the US!”