Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Her preaching have change the lives of millions around the world. As of 2021, Joyce Mayer net worth is $30 million.
Joyce Mayer Profile
Meyer was born Pauline Joyce Hutchison in south St. Louis in 1943. Her father went into the army to fight in World War II soon after she was born.
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She has said in interviews that he began sexually abusing her upon his return, and discusses this experience in her meetings. To this day, she speaks with a working-class St. Louis accent.
Joyce married a part-time car salesman shortly after her senior year of high school at O’Fallon Technical High School in St. Louis.
The marriage lasted five years. She maintains that 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, Meyer frequented local bars before meeting Dave Meyer, an engineering draftsman. They were married on January 7, 1967.
Conversion and ministry
Meyer also reports that she was praying intensely while driving to work one morning in 1976 when she said she heard God call her name. She had been born-again at age nine, but her unhappiness drove her 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.
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, Meyer was the church’s associate pastor.
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.
Joyce Mayer Net Worth
Joyce net worth is $30 million.
Meyer, who owns several homes and travels in a private jet (currently a Gulfstream G-IV), has been criticized by some 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.”