Joel Osteen heckled during Sunday service at Texas megachurch

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HOUSTON — Six people were escorted out of Joel Osteen’s church in Houston Sunday morning, according to KTRK.

Video from a Twitter user showed the hecklers being escorted out of  Lakewood Church.

In the video, Osteen can be heard from the pulpit saying, “Thank you all for your patience and we’ll just continue to receive what God has for us. It’s a good day to be alive.”

Twitter user Anwar Richardson told KTRK, “The praise and worship was good. His wife had just delivered a quick message. And the moment he started to preach, somebody gets up and they yell ‘Joel Osteen you’re a liar.'”

After the first heckler was escorted out, Osteen continued preaching only to be interrupted by a different heckler.

Richardson told KTRK he and his wife decided to leave with their son after the sixth interruption.

“He (Osteen) kept on going. He kept his composure. He really got the message out and he said no weapon formed against me shall prosper,” another witness told KTRK. “So kudos to him for delivering a good service.”

A Lakewood Church spokesman told KTRK the hecklers were all with The Church of Wells. Police said all six people were charged with criminal trespassing.

In 2012 members of the church let an infant die without seeking medical attention. They carried the body from house to house while praying for the baby to be resurrected for 15 hours before calling 911. Several members of the church have also cut off all contact with friends and family.   This behavior has some describing The Church of Wells as an emerging cult.

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