Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston will finally be opening its doors to Hurricane Harvey survivors as of noon today (August 29th), according to the Huffington Post.
“Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm in helping our fellow citizens rebuild their lives,” Osteen’s father-in-law Donald Iloff said in a statement to CNN.
Church officials said the 17,000-seat arena was inaccessible due to flood waters, however, photos posted by Twitter user @AlleyCat_Allie appeared to show otherwise.
Initially, Olsteen told followers on Twitter Monday to lean on their faith, writing: “Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding. “That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.”
He later asked for flood-relief donations to his church.