Joel, 58, has been married to his wife Victoria, 60, since April of 1987. Born in Huntsville, Alabama but raised in Houston, Texas, she grew up in a conservative Christian household, with her father serving as a deacon and her mother working as a Sunday school teacher.
The devout couple reportedly has a combined net worth of $100 million.
Like her husband, she is an author and co-pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. With an estimated 7 million television viewers and an average of 52,000 weekly participants, it is one of the biggest congregations in the nation.
Victoria was attending the University of Houston to study psychology- but did not graduate- when she met Joel.
In 2003, she founded the Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry and is a regular feature on the Houston radio station 89.3 KSBJ.
Victoria is also dedicated to the church ministry, serving as co-pastor with her husband, and is well-known as a New York Times bestselling author. Joel and Victoria were still visibly enjoying the fruits of a long and happy marriage; they were married for more than 30 years.
Throughout the course of their marriage, the couple has welcomed two children together, Jonathan and Alexandra.
Jonathan, 26, was born in Houston on April 20, 1995. In 2017, he received a screenwriting degree from the University of Texas. He’s currently getting involved in the family business, though, by preaching to the youth at Lakewood Church.
Alexandra, 23, was born on November 9, 1998, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. The siblings are members of LYA, a band that performs at the church.
The group released an EP titled In the Name, Vol. 1 and has over 14,000 monthly listeners.