Joel Osteen‘s church finally opened to Houston evacuees Tuesday morning, but several videos make it seem like they could have provided relief much earlier.
A local resident shot this video Monday at 7 AM inside one of Lakewood Church‘s underground parking areas … and it’s damn near bone-dry. The resident acknowledges the lot was flooded over the weekend when Hurricane Harvey was at its worst.
On Monday, Lakewood officials said the church was closed due to severe flooding — but fact is there was no outside evidence of that more than 24 hours ago. Plus, witnesses tell us church staffers and security were on the grounds Monday.
Although the church released photos showing flooding on the premises, we have no idea when or where they were taken. We’ve reached out multiple times for clarification, but no word back.
The question: why the long delay in opening the doors?