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Jonathan Osteen | Source: Youtube.com/Joel Osteen
Jonathan Osteen | Source: Youtube.com/Joel Osteen

Jonathan Osteen Is Joel Osteen's Only Son Though Not His Only Child - Facts about Him

Aug 29, 2023
10:15 A.M.

Joel Osteen's son, Jonathan Osteen, has commanded the spotlight for quite some time, captivating the public with his charming on-stage presence. However, what direction is Joel Osteen's son's life taking?

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Jonathan Osteen is one of the two children of the celebrated televangelist Joel Osteen and co-pastor Victoria Osteen. Growing up in the spotlight due to his parents' high-profile status, Jonathan has naturally experienced his portion of public attention.

From his formative years in Texas to his pursuit of individual passions and his current role as a devoted married man, Jonathan's journey captured the public's fascination.

Joel Osteen, Jonathan Osteen, and Victoria Osteen attend SiriusXM's "Joel Osteen Radio Town Hall in Gillette Wyoming hosted by Joel and Victoria Osteen" at First Assembly of God Gillette Church on November 18, 2019, in Gillette, Wyoming. | Source: Getty Images

Joel Osteen, Jonathan Osteen, and Victoria Osteen attend SiriusXM's "Joel Osteen Radio Town Hall in Gillette Wyoming hosted by Joel and Victoria Osteen" at First Assembly of God Gillette Church on November 18, 2019, in Gillette, Wyoming. | Source: Getty Images

Jonathan Osteen Is the First Child Born to His Parents

Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria tied the knot in April 1987 but did not welcome their first son, Jonathan until April 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and is actively involved in the activities of the Lakewood Church.

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However, he is not their only child. The couple welcomed their only daughter, Alexandra, three years after his birth. Like her brother, she graduated from the University of Texas and is a talented singer.

Alexandra Osteen, Jonathan Osteen, Victoria Osteen, and Joel Osteen on the "Today" show on December 17, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Alexandra Osteen, Jonathan Osteen, Victoria Osteen, and Joel Osteen on the "Today" show on December 17, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

He Wants to Become the Next Generation of Lakewood Church

Jonathan has been a part of the Lakewood ministry all his life, and as he stepped more into the spotlight, he said:

"I didn't think this is something that necessarily I would step into. I was open to it, but I don't know. I mean, I was raised here at Lakewood, and I'll be here the rest of my life. So, it just naturally started to occur that I got more involved, and here I am today."

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However, Jonathan further stated in an interview that he would be taking it one day at a time as it sounds exciting, and one day he might step into his father's shoes. Joel's son is also looking forward to the future while being focused on the present.

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Jonathan Osteen Has a Band

As a teenager, Jonathan actively participated in Lakewood's Young Adult (LYA) ministry. With his passion for music, he joined the worship team, where he sang and played the guitar.

Jonathan revealed that he has a soft spot for classic 1980s music and listens to Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins the most.

One of Jonathan's remarkable achievements involved leading worship in front of 45,000 people during the "America's Night of Hope" event at AT&T Park in San Francisco alongside Alexandra in 2016.

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He is also a songwriter and music producer who formed the LYA band with his friends, Louie Garcia and Abel Orta Jr. Together, they produced their first album, "Live in the Wonderful," in 2016, which included Jonathan's song "Etched."

In 2019, Jonathan also helped release the band's subsequent album "In The Name," featuring Jonathan's original composition "Prince of Peace."

Since then, he has continued to lead worship and speak at similar events held in arenas and stadiums throughout the United States. Jonathan's first sermon to the Lakewood congregation was titled "The Father's Love."

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More Facts to Know About Jonathan's Taste

Jonathan is becoming quite the sensation within the world of social media, as his presence on various platforms is gaining traction. As of this publication, Jonathan has 96,208 followers on Instagram, while he has 25,128 followers on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Despite having a busy and thriving career, Jonathan enjoys a quiet and relaxed lifestyle. He finds pleasure in staying at home, spending quality time with his pets in the backyard, and being with his family.

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Jonathan has nothing but love for his influential parents, particularly his father, Joel. On his father's birthday celebration in 2020, Jonathan stated he is "very proud" and feels "grateful" for his father through an Instagram tribute.

The touching tribute featured an old photograph of a young Jonathan with a beaming smile as he rode a bicycle. Beside him stood his father, positioned as if imparting instructions to his son during the bicycle ride.

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The Texas-born worship leader also has a fondness for watching movies and typically goes to the theater around once a week. He prefers to have calm and laid-back evenings.

When it comes to sports, Jonathan loves to watch whatever is on, irrespective of the sport. He loves watching basketball and football during their seasons; these two are his favorite sports.

Regarding the kind of music he loves, Jonathan revealed that he has a soft spot for classic 1980s music and listens to Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins the most. Jonathan said the music from that time resonates with him the most and puts him in a good mood.

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Jonathan once opened up about his ideal partner in 2019. He said he was searching for someone who embodied kindness and would appear just when he needed her the most. He also preferred that his future partner have brunette hair.

Fast forward to today, Jonathan has found the perfect woman in his life: Sophia Hahn. The longtime couple tied the knot on June 28, 2022, an occasion that surprised some fans and supporters as the two never shared any announcements or information anywhere.

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The news of the pair's wedding broke on the internet when Jonathan's parents took to their Instagram pages to congratulate the newly married couple. In the Instagram congratulatory post shared by Joel, he said:

"What a beautiful day celebrating our son Jonathan’s marriage to the girl of his dreams, Sophia. We could not be happier! We love you both so much. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Osteen!"

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Family, friends, and fans took to the comment section to congratulate and bless the new couple while wishing them a successful and happy life. Jonathan's family is one of the many clans the public has been following through the years.

Other notable families that grab fans' attention are the late Australian zookeeper Steve Irwin's family, comprised of his kids Bindi and Robert Irwin; Kris Jenner's family, as well as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's family.

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