Enjoy Life, Everyday! Joyce Meyer is a dynamic Bible teacher, speaker and New York bestselling author. She was born, Pauline Joyce Hutchison, on June 4, 1943. She married Dave Meyer, an engineering draftsman. They have four adult children.
Born again at age 9, Joyce Meyer accepted her call to the ministry in 1976. She became a Lutheran. Later, she joined a charismatic church. Like Rod Parsley, she taught Bible study and was later appointed associate pastor. Joyce began a 15-minute Christian radio broadcast in St. Louis. After resigning, she began “Life in the Word.” She aired on six more radio stations.
Dave believed that television should be the next move for Joyce Meyer. Initially, Enjoying Everyday Life was seen on WGN-TV, BET, and KNLC. Though dropped by KNLC, the Christian television program continued to thrive. Today, it reaches at least 5 million. Watch Joyce on Christian broadcasting networks.
Joyce Meyer has been sharing the gospel for at least 30 years. She has a heart for people who are hurting. She is very candid about her own abusive past and everyday life experiences. She has a down home, up close and personal, “get in your business” approach. Women from all over the world attend her 12 annual conferences. See online secular and Christian video channels.
The gospel is also distributed by the writings of Joyce Meyer. As a “ready writer,” she has penned at least 100 Christian books. Over 10 million are sold and donated in 100 languages. Her writings include kingdom goals and maintenance strategies. Main points include a sound mind, a wise tongue, mood mastery and “be” attitudes of the heart.
Hands of Hope
Fulfilling the global missions mandate is important to the Joyce Meyer Ministry. Hands of Hope was created for orphans and victims of human trafficking. She and Dave started the St. Louis Dream Center. It gives back to those at-risk in their childhood inner-city.
Dr. Joyce Meyer has a Doctorate from Life Christian University. Oral Roberts University awarded her with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. She was listed by Time Magazine as one of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America along with Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes and others.
The Deuteronomy 28 blessings rest on the lifestyle and ministry of Joyce Meyer. She believes we do not have to apologize for our blessings. “You can be a businessman …… and people think the more you have, the more wonderful it is….but if you’re a preacher, then all of a sudden it becomes a problem.”
According to the EFCA, she has met the requirements for financial integrity.
Stop determining your worth and value by what other people say.
Be determined by what the word of God(scriptures) says.”
_ Joyce Meyer
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