Joel Osteen prepares to open church doors for Harvey victims

posted by Jim Davis - 

Lakewood Church, the Houston arena-cum-megachurch home of celebrity preacher Joel Osteen, is reportedly preparing to open its doors to residents driven from their homes by Hurricane Harvey-related flooding.

The move comes after Osteen received significant pressure on social media to provide assistance to the community.

Charles Clymer, who had provided some of the original evidence that the church had not been flooded posted a photo to Twitter that showed air mattresses being prepared for people.

As the former home of the Houston Rockets, the church's 16,000 seats are spacious enough for big crowds.

The church said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning that it's "inaccessible due to flooding" and directed residents to a list of other shelters.

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