Biography and Life of Joyce Meyer
Joyce Meyer, formerly Pauline Joyce Hutchison is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri.
Joyce Meyer (Pauline Joyce Hutchison) was born in south St. Louis on the 4th of June 1943. Her father went into the army to fight in World War II soon after she was born. He began sexually abusing her upon his return, she said in interviews and discusses the experience in her meetings.
Joyce is a graduate of O’Fallon Technical High School in St. Louis, shortly after her senior year of high school she got married to a part-time car salesman. The marriage lasted five years, after her husband frequently cheated on her and persuaded her to steal payroll checks from her employer.
They used the money to go on a vacation to California. She states that she returned the money years later after her divorce. Later on she met Dave Meyer, an engineering draftsman. They got married on January 7, 1967.
Joyce also reports that she was praying intensely while driving to work one morning in 1976 when she heard God call her name. She had been born-again at age nine, but her unhappiness drove deeper into her faith. She says that she came home later that day from a beauty appointment “full of liquid love” and was “drunk with the Spirit of God” that night while at the local bowling alley.
Joyce holds an earned PhD in theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida, an honorary doctorate in Divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and an honorary doctorate in Sacred Theology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Meyer was briefly a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in St. Louis, a congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. She began leading an early-morning Bible class at a local cafeteria and became active in Life Christian Center, a charismatic church in Fenton. Within a few years, Joyce was the church’s associate pastor. The church became one of the leading charismatic churches in the area, largely because of her popularity as a Bible teacher. She also began airing a daily 15-minute radio broadcast on a St. Louis radio station.
She became ordained in 1981 and In 1985, Meyer resigned as associate pastor and founded her own ministry, initially called “Life in the Word.” She began airing her radio show on six other stations from Chicago to Kansas City.
In 1993, her husband Dave suggested that they start a television ministry. Initially airing on superstation WGN-TV in Chicago and Black Entertainment Television (BET), her program, now called Enjoying Everyday Life, is still on the air today.
She is the leader of Joyce Meyer Ministries worldwide. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. By 2003, Joyce’s ministry grew by leaps and bounds and soon she was teaching citywide, statewide, countywide and now worldwide
Joyce has authored over 90 self-help non-fiction books and a handful of fiction books. Joyce is a breast cancer survivor.
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Joyce Meyer used to travel in this Canadair Challenger 600S but now It has since been replaced by a Gulfstream G-IV (serial number 1132)
Joyce has been criticized by some of her peers for living an excessive lifestyle. She responded that she doesn’t have to defend her spending habits because “…there’s no need for us to apologize for being blessed.”
Joyce and her husband, Dave, have been married for over forty years, and they are the parents of four grown children.
Dave and Joyce Meyer make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.
All four of Joyce’s children are involved in some facet of Christian ministry.
Joyce commented, “You can be a businessman here in St. Louis, 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.”
Personally i have been blessed by her teachings and sermons.
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