Osteen Sells Out

Despite tickets priced at more than $1,000, a crowd surpassing 10,000 is expected to turn out for televangelist Joel Osteen in Miami, officials said.

Osteen -- pastor of the country's biggest cathedral, the 43,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston -- will speak at AmericanAirlines Arena Friday.

A multimillionaire, Osteen has written 19 books and preaches what is called the prosperity gospel. His book, "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential," was a New York Times bestseller.

Tickets for Friday's non-denominational event cost from $40 to $1,145, The Miami Herald said Sunday. The newspaper said Osteen's gatherings mix gospel-rock, worship and motivational speeches.