Osteen became the subject of social media criticism on Monday, after reports indicated that the church was not taking in those displaced by the flood. Osteen denied that his church turned away anyone seeking shelter, though the church tweeted throughout the weekend that it was "inaccessible" and not conducting services.
Lakewood Church was formerly known as the Compaq Center, home of the NBA's Houston Rockets.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.