Joyce Meyer Biography
Joyce Meyer is a Christian author and speaker. She is also the president of the Joyce Meyer Ministries. Meyer was born Pauline Joyce Hutchison Meyer on June 4, 1943, in St Louis, the United States of America.
Young Joyce was brought up by her mother initially, as her father served in the army during the Second World War. After her father’s return from the military, he abused her not just sexually but mentally, emotionally, and verbally as well. He was a commanding character.
The mishandling left a deep imprint on Joyce herself. Though she looked okay to outsiders, Joyce had become a victim of multiple personality disorder. Her concentration in school was poor and was also not allowed to participate in any after-school activities.
At a young age, Joyce was filled with a sense of low self-esteem. She was hardly manageable and developed a controlling, manipulative, insecure, and harsh character. She experienced a feeling of guilt and negative thinking that was steered by suspicion. The worst was that she never felt secure everywhere.
Despite being a victim of maltreatment, Joyce did not give up on her studies and graduated from O’Falllon Technical High School in St Louis.
Joyce Meyer Career
Following her graduation, Joyce married a part-time car salesman but the marriage came to an end in just five years. She then hitched Dave Meyer in 1967. Meyer had an emotional influence on Joyce, who with his support and encouragement calmed down a bit.
It was while driving to work in 1976 that Meyer states to have received a personal message from God. The scenario left a deep impact on her as she discovered a real love for God’s Words and grew an ability to understand and comprehend them completely.
In the wake of accepting the message from God, she became a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in St. Louis, a Congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. She started the service by taking up the seat of a teacher at a neighborhood cafeteria for an early-morning class.
She turned into a functional member of the Life Christian Center, a charismatic church in Fenton. Before long she was selected as the congregation’s associate minister. Her lessons of the Bible picked up so much popularity that the church became one of the leading churches in the region.
Her popularity as a Bible teacher made her prominent and was termed a very reputable preacher. Taking to the overwhelming demand, she started a daily 15-minute radio broadcast on St Louis radio station
In 1985, she resigned as an associate minister and founded her own ministry. The latter, ‘Life in the Word’ and was started on the Superstation WGN in Chicago and Black Entertainment Television (BET). She was offered to broadcast her show on six different radio stations.
In 1993, Dave Meyer persuaded her to expand her network to television as well. Eventually, a television ministry was started under the name, ‘Enjoying Everyday Life’ which gained much traffic on air.
Operational up to date, ‘Enjoying Everyday Life’ is broadcast in 40 languages on 900 TV and radio stations. It is estimated to be serving more than 4.5 billion viewers across the globe. Based in Missouri, it has an estimated workforce of about 1000 employees in its 12 satellite offices.
Joyce Meyer Ministries teaches on various topics having a greater focus on mind, mood, mouth, and attitude. What has made her show irresistible is the fact that she freely shares her experiences and her learning and inspires viewers to learn from them and apply the same in their life. Her practical approach to the Bible is extremely unique and ground-breaking.
Over the years, she has authored nearly 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and have reached about 12 million readers. The extensive demand for the books and super successful responses from readers and critics have made her one of the New York Times bestselling authors.
In addition to broadcasting her ministry and writing books, Joyce holds several domestic and international conferences every year that motivate people to start enjoying their everyday life. Her annual women’s conference has been quite responsive, engaging more than 200,000 women from across the world per year.
Joyce claims that it is through her teachings that she has a special focus on meeting the needs of the suffering and making people reach out to the Gospel practically. In this spirit, she commenced Hand of Hope, a foundation that runs as the mission arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. It runs several programs such as providing food, medical care, and disaster management.
In 2000, she partnered with her husband to found the St Louis Dream Center. The Center focuses on serving the inner city through a hands-on program that is focused on treating the needy, lost, and hurt through the love of Christ.
Despite her good work, she has been criticized for being overindulgent and leading an ultra-luxurious lifestyle. However, she has countered the criticism by stating that she does not need to defend herself for being ‘blessed’.
It was due to her flashy and extravagant lifestyle that St. Louis Christian television station KNLC under Rev. Larry Rice of New Life Evangelistic Center, dropped her program in 2004. It is also claimed that another reason for the latter was that her teachings were beyond the Bible reference.
In 2009, Joyce Meyer Ministries was accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Joyce Meyer Age
How old is Joyce Meyer? Meyer is 80 years old as of 2023. She was born on June 4, 1943, in St. Louis, the United States of America. In addition, Joyce celebrates her birthday on June 4th every year.
Joyce Meyer Marriage
Joyce married a part-time car salesman but the marriage came to an end in just five years. She then hitched Dave Meyer in 1967 where they now have four grown children.
Joyce Meyer Children
The Charismatic evangelist has four children namely Daniel B. Meyer, Sandra Ellen McCollom, Laura Marie Holtzmann, and David Meyer.
Joyce Meyer Books
- Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
- How to Hear From God: Learn to Know His Voice and Make the Right Decisions
- Beauty For Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing (Revised Edition)
- The Penny
- The Love Revolution
- The Joy of Believing Prayer: Deepen Your Friendship With God
- A New Way of Living: Transform Your Life by Knowing Christ
- Change-Making Choices That Lead To Personal Growth
- Prepare to Prosper: Moving from the Land of Lack to the Land of Plenty (Prepack 10 Edition)
- Reduce Me to Love: Unlocking the Secret to Lasting Joy
- Do It Afraid! Obeying God in the Face of Fear
- In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment
- A New Way of Living: Understanding What It Means to Be a Christian
- Me and My Big Mouth: Your Answer is Right Under Your Nose
- When, God, When?
- How to Hear from God: Learn to Know His Voice and Make Right Decisions (Large Print)
- Help Me, I’m Married!
- Reduce Me to Love: Unlocking the Secret to Lasting Joy
- Enjoying a Life of Freedom
- Enjoying Where You Are On the Way to Where You Are Going: Learning How to Live a Joyful, Spirit-Led Life
- Me and My Big Mouth: Your Answer Is Right Under Your Nose
- The power of simple prayer
- Never give up
- Seasons of Love: Celebrating the Tender Moments of Life (Seasons of Life Series)
- Change: Making Choices That Lead To Personal Growth
- No compromise
- Any Minute
- Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him As You Want to Be
- I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion
- Tell them I love them
- Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don’t Control You
- The Battle Belongs to the Lord: Overcoming Life’s Struggles Through Worship
- Eat and Stay Thin: Simple, Spiritual, Satisfying Weight Control
- Help Me I’m Alone: Trusting in God in Times of Loneliness and Grief
Joyce Meyer Sermons
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Joyce Meyer Networth
Meyer has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. This makes her be among the richest and most successful pastors in the world.