About Justin Osteen
Justin Osteen has worked as a consultant to a wide range of nonprofit organizations for over thirty years, including extensive work with social services, health & mental health services, criminal justice, ageing, the arts, youth development and community organizing, to name a few.
He is the oldest son of Rev. John Osteen, who founded Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, of which Justin was the Executive Director from 1983 to 1998. In that role he also traveled extensively to Asia, the Mideast, Eastern Europe and Central & South America, where he spearheaded medical missions, humanitarian relief projects, native pastor training and church planting efforts. In 1998, in response to the passage of the Intermediate Sanctions law, he resumed his consulting business, assembling a consortium of attorneys, accountants & statisticians to develop a unique proprietary methodology for determining "reasonable compensation" for ministerial staff and executives of churches and nonprofit organizations. His clients include many of the largest ministries in the world, as well as hundreds of smaller churches & ministries.