Complete Biography and Net Worth of Joyce Meyer
Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic Christian author and one of the world’s top Bible teachers. She is also the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries worldwide. Apart from being a New York Times bestselling author, she is one whose books have helped millions find hope and restoration in and through Jesus Christ. She also has her own television and radio program called “Enjoying Everyday Life” and a magazine also titled “Enjoying Everyday Life”.
Childhood and Early Life
Joyce was born as Pauline Joyce Hutchison on the 4th of June 1943 in South St. Louis. She was initially taken care of by her mother as her father (who was in the army) was off to fight in World War II, soon after she was born.
According to her, he (her father) began abusing her when he returned (sexually, emotionally, mentally, and verbally).
His all-around exploitation left her with a belittling view of self and she had soon become a victim of multiple personality disorders. She continued with school but concentration was difficult.
At such a young age, Joyce developed and was filled with a sense of self-pity. She became manipulative, controlling, and harsh. She was enveloped with guilt, insecurity, and suspicion.Despite being a victim of assault, Joyce did not abandon her studies. She completed her education and graduated from O’Fallon Technical High School in St Louis.
Marital and Personal Life
She married a part-time car salesman shortly after her senior year of high school. The marriage was short-lived as it lasted five years. After her divorce, Meyer frequently visited local bars before meeting Dave Meyer, who was an engineering draftsman. They got married on the 7th of January, 1967 and they currently have four children who are all involved in some facets of the ministry. They (Joyce and Dave) made their home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Joyce earned a Ph.D. in theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. She has an honorary doctorate in Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She also holds an honorary doctorate in Sacred Theology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
After briefly being 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 in 1976. She became active in Life Christian Center, a charismatic church in Fenton. She was later made an associate pastor in the Church in 1980.
Her popularity as a Bible teacher caused the church to become one of the leading charismatic churches in the area. In 1985, Joyce resigned as associate pastor and began her own ministry, originally called “Life in the Word.” She started airing her radio show on six other stations from Chicago to Kansas City.
In 1993, Dave (her husband) suggested that they start a television ministry. Her program, initially airing on superstation WGN-TV in Chicago and Black Entertainment Television (BET), is now called Enjoying Everyday Life and is still on the air today.
By 2003, her ministry grew tremendously as she soon was teaching citywide, statewide, countrywide, and now worldwide using Joyce Meyer Ministries as a medium. Her television, radio, and magazine titles were changed to “Enjoying Everyday Life” where she teaches on different subjects based on experience and her Bible application to every aspect of her life.
Her ministry’s headquarters is near the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri.
Over the years, she has written a little under 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and have tended to about 12 million readers.
Apart from hosting a television ministry and writing books, Joyce organizes several domestic and international conferences every year that inspire people to start enjoying their everyday life. Her annual women’s conference has been quite huge, gathering more than 200,000 women from across the globe per year.
A few of her note-worthy quotes include;
You can suffer the path of change or suffer remaining the way you are.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.
Her Net Worth
Joyce Meyer has an estimate of $8 million net worth and was also mentioned as one of the richest pastors in America.