Plumber discovers dollars, cheques in church toilet


Lakewood Church in Texas (Google photo)

By Valentine Amanze

Call it a miracle in the toilet; you will not be far from the truth, as a plumber discovered envelops full of cash and cheques, while repairing a chuch toilet.

The plumber found the money in the church, Lakewood Church in Texas, belonging to the celebrity televangelist, Joel Osteen, on November 10, 2021.

A caller on the morning show of 100.3 The Bull, a country music radio station in the city, made the revelation, according to KPRC report.

“There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile,” the caller said, without disclosing the name of the plumber.

“We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like ‘Oh wow!’”

The plumber then contacted the maintenance supervisor and turned the envelopes here.

It’s not clear how much money was in those envelopes, he said.

Besides, a representative from the church confirmed the discovery.

“Recently, while repair work was being done at Lakewood Church, an undisclosed amount of cash and cheques were found. Lakewood immediately notified the Houston Police Department and is assisting them with their investigation,” the representative said to KPRC.

The money mystery came after $600,000 in cheques and cash disappeared from the church’s safe in 2014, the Houston Chronicle reported. No arrests had been made in the case, and the Houston Police Department’s investigation remains open.


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