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Christian Post Article: Joel Osteen Dedicates Elevate Life’s New Cathedral

February 13, 2012

Joel Osteen Dedicates Elevate Life’s New Cathedral as a ‘Place of Destiny’

By Ravelle Mohammed , Christian Post Reporter
February 13, 2012|2:47 pm

Joel Osteen Cathedral of Frisco Elevate Life Church Frisco, Texas

Mike Coscia / WFAA

Joel Osteen, senior pastor of America’s fastest growing megachurch, has helped dedicate a new cathedral affiliated with Elevate Life Church, telling those in attendance that the new worship center “is a place of destiny.”

The Cathedral of Frisco, situated on 27 acres of land in eastern Denton County, extends nearly 100,000 square feet and stretches about 10 stories high. The Gothic-inspired church also sports state-of-the-art technology that allows stadium-style seating for up to 3,000 people.

Osteen told the Elevate life congregation Sunday to expect great things and to be faithful churchgoers, WFAA-TV reported.

“I hoped tonight you’ll be inspired to say, ‘Hey – this is a place of destiny, and I’m a person of destiny.’ You know, we didn’t just happen to show up in the year of 2012,” the Lakewood Church pastor said.

According to Dallas News, church members were in awe of Cathedral Frisco – which features a bookstore, coffee shop, and a large children’s ministry space.

The dedication service saw a 3,000-pound pipe organ lowered from the ceiling and a 100-person choir perform. “I’m in total awe – to just watch from the very beginning as the vision was cast,” said Angela Shaffer, 49. “It’s more than what we ever could have imagined.”

“We really wanted to bring the old to the new,” David Stroud, one of the church’s pastors, said of the cathedral’s design, Dallas News reported.

Keith Craft, co-pastor of Elevate Life Church, who led the first dedication service Saturday evening, said, “It’s a very amazing, surreal day that it’s finally here” during service the following day.

Pastor Craft had relayed in a Dallas News interview that his hope for the cathedral was to be “the pinnacle building in [the] community to point people toward Christ.”

Elevate Life Church, a non-denominational community, will continue dedication services – which has a slated attendance of over 70 pastors from across the U.S. – through Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The dedication schedule is as follows, with events beginning at 7 p.m. local time:

Monday: Ed Young, founder and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine
Tuesday: Stovall Weems, founder and lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wednesday: Denny Duron, chancellor of Evangel Christian Academy and pastor of First Assembly of God in Shreveport, La.

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Houston Chronicle Article: Joel Osteen Dedicates Giant Dallas-Area Cathedral

February 12, 2012
Joel Osteen Cathedral of Frisco

Elevate Life Church/Chronicle

Joel Osteen knows a thing or two about big churches (his being the country’s largest), and this weekend, he helped a fellow Texas megachurch pastor dedicate a new, nearly ten-story church building in the Dallas area last weekend.

Osteen, of Lakewood Church in Houston, spoke at celebrations for the opening of the Cathedral of Frisco, a new, gothic-style building that’s part of Elevate Life Church, according to news reports.

The nondenominational mega-church, led by Pastors Keith and Sheila Craft, has a weekly attendance of about 7,000.

Even without factoring tech costs, the congregation spent more than $23 million on this addition, the Dallas Morning-News reported. The building is 100,000 square feet, with giant chandeliers and extensive A/V equipment.

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WFAA Article: Joel Osteen dedicates Cathedral of Frisco

February 12, 2012

Mike Coscia / WFAA

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

FRISCO — An eight-story cathedral opened in Frisco on Sunday, and the pastor with the largest U.S. congregation showed up to help dedicate the city’s new landmark.

Joel Osteen took part in the celebration Sunday evening before a packed congregation. The new cathedral is part of the expansion of Elevate Life Church.

Osteen told worshipers to expect great things and to be faithful church members. “I hoped tonight you’ll be inspired to say, hey — this is a place of destiny, and I’m a person of destiny. You know, we didn’t just happen to show up in the year of 2012,” he said.

Osteen added that his destiny was to grow Houston’s Lakewood Church from 90 members to more than 43,000 members in attendance every week.

More special events will continue through Wednesday to dedicate the Cathedral of Frisco.

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Pastor Keith Launching New Series Live From Lakewood

December 27, 2011

2011 New Year at Elevate Life ChurchPastor Keith will be launching the new ELC “Favor” series live from Lakewood Join us this weekend and share this video.

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CLICK HERE to take a moment to evite friends, family & others to attend.

Ridiculous Series & Friend Weekend

September 13, 2011

Invite A FriendOctober 1st & 2nd is officially FRIEND WEEKEND at ELC. Personally invite someone new to our LIVE experience and enjoy a unique message – RIDICULOUS RELATIONSHIPS – from Pastor Keith Craft!

All First-Time Guests of the Saturday Night 6pm and Sunday Morning 9am Services will receive a FREE Copy of Joel Osteen’s Book, “Every Day A Friday”.

Saturday at 6pm
Sunday at 9am
Sunday at 11am

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