NYC Mayor Bloomberg meets with megachurch preacher Joel Osteen

February 8, 2010 12:18:10 PM PST
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg quietly met with popular Texas megachurch preacher Joel Osteen last week in City Hall. Osteen met with Bloomberg on Friday, and prayed with him. The best-selling author and evangelist preacher was in town for a Times Square prayer vigil for Haiti earthquake victims. Bloomberg wanted to meet Osteen and invited him to City Hall.

The Houston preacher concluded their talk with a prayer for the mayor and his staff. He asked God to bless Bloomberg with "health, vision and strength."

A video of the meeting was broadcast Sunday on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.