(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) -- "There's been so much misinformation about the church this week, I wanted to clarify some things," Pastor Joel Osteen told the congregation of Lakewood Church Sunday morning.
On most Sundays, the non-denominational megachurch draws some 16,000 worshippers - a crowd appropriate to its building, formerly the Compaq Center arena for the Houston Rockets.
But that wasn't the case this week.
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That morning, during "Hope for Houston," special services held in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the garage, checkpoints and aisles were relatively empty.