The congregation led by Pastor Joel Osteen was limited to 25% capacity, or about 4,200 people.
In a video message last month, Osteen said worshipers must sign up before services on the church website. Attendees are required to practice safe social distancing.
Osteen's church, like many others across the Houston area, has led online worship on Sundays since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The church memorably held its Easter worship event with Osteen, other worship leaders, and Lakewood's musicians in the empty chapel, along with a prerecorded performance by Mariah Carey.
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The announcement comes after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner allowed the return of special events with the 25% capacity limit and strict guidelines, such as social distancing, mask requirements and a temperature check at entrance.
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