HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In an exclusive interview with audioeditorfree.com"s Melanie Lawson, minister Joel Osteen admits he got emotional on Sunday after see so many people come ago to Lakewood for its very first service open up to members.

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Lakewood Church, the mega-chapel in Houston that can hold as countless as 16,800 people, opened up to worshipers.
The congregation led through Osteen was restricted to 25% capacity, or around 4,200 people.Osteen"s church, like plenty of others across the Houston area, has led online worship top top Sundays due to the fact that the onset of the pandemic.WATCH: Members eager to return to Lakewood because that in-person services

Many people were seen eagerly entering Houston"s mega-church, which opened up its doors because that in-person solutions on Sunday, Oct. 18.


The church memorably held its Easter worship event with Osteen, other worship leaders, and Lakewood"s musicians in the north chapel, together with a prerecorded performance by artists including Mariah Carey.

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Osteen stated it"s been challenging preaching to an empty sanctuary throughout the pandemic. In the video clip above, Osteen shares how the church has grown since the pandemic and much more.READ MORE: churches reopen because that in-person worship

audioeditorfree.com"s TJ Parker got a very first look at how the church prepared for worshipers ahead of the an initial Sunday the in-person solutions in months.


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