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Pastor Joel Osteen to Appear on 'The Dr. Oz Show' to Discuss The Healing Power of Prayer Thursday Nov. 17

Contact: Andrea Davis, Sr. Director Media Relations, Lakewood Church/Joel Osteen Ministries, 713-491-1339, andrea@joelosteen.com

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- This week Joel Osteen sits down with Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss the power of prayer and healing on the Emmy® Award winning and nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show." The show will air Thursday, November 17 (check local listings).

In the show, Dr. Oz asks Pastor Joel Osteen about what prayer means to him, the connection between spiritual health and physical health and if prayer really has the power to heal. Dr. Oz also calls on Joel's wife, Victoria, to weigh in on how to encourage those who are going through a difficult time to believe in themselves and focus on the positive. Two other guests, Ana (Tomball, TX) and Angel (Bourg, LA) join Dr. Oz and Joel Osteen to share their stories on how they were healed and how Pastor Osteen’s messages helped strengthen their faith daily.

Dr. Oz won his second consecutive Emmy® Award for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" won its first Emmy® Award for Best Informative Talk Show in 2011. "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted in 2009 with the biggest ratings in seven years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season. The show currently is on the air in 112 countries around the world. Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. He has co-authored six New York Times best sellers, over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, and he has received several patents. He has a regular column in TIME Magazine, AARP and O The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio." Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

Joel and Victoria Osteen are the pastors of America's largest church and one of the most diverse - the 40,000 strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Joel Osteen's television program reaches more than 10 million households each week -- one of the largest audiences in the U.S. His program is seen in more than 100 nations across the globe. Millions of people worldwide are also inspired through his four New York Times bestselling books, his top-ten iTunes weekly podcast, and his sold-out worship events in arenas and stadiums across the US and abroad including Madison Square Garden seven times, totaling more than one million attendees. Joel has been cited by numerous publications as the most influential spiritual figure in America and was named as one of Barbara Walter's most fascinating people. Joel was recently determined one of the most influential people on Twitter in the New York Times. For more information, go to www.joelosteen.com.