Joel Osteen is surely one of the most widely quoted American ministers and televangelists. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, and the pastor of Lakewood Church since his father’s death in 1999. In a recent interview with Success magazine, Osteen admitted to having suffered from stage fright most of his life. While he was comfortable doing television appearances and speaking in front of the camera, stepping onstage to address a large audience scared him. But his desire to keep his father’s legacy alive helped him overcome his fear and become a success.