Joyce Meyer Fact File

Joyce Meyer is a Christian author, preacher, teacher, speaker, and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries which she founded in 1985. She has written 130 books and sold millions of copies across the globe. Additionally, over 37 million copies of some of her works have been distributed for free. Meyer is a survivor of child sexual abuse by her father, and God’s word was central in her journey to find meaning in life.

Below is a fact file of Joyce Meyer.

Joyce Meyer
Joyce Meyer

Full Name: Pauline Joyce Meyer (née Hutchison)

All Careers – Preacher, Christian Author, Teacher, Speaker, businesswoman, and President of Joyce Meyer Ministries

Preaching and Teaching Career

Local Bible teacher at Life Christian Center 1976.

Associate pastor at Life Christian Center in 1980 as well as airing a daily 15-minute radio broadcast on a St. Louis radio station.

1981 she became an ordained minister.

Launched her ministry “Life in the Word” in 1985, later renamed Joyce Meyer Ministry.

Joyce Meyer’s Writing Career

Meyer writes self-help books in the Christian faith. She writes about spirituality, overcoming abuse, and Christian living. Her audience is of all ages, adults, young adults, and picture books for children.

First works: Tell Them I Love Them 1988

Active years: 1988 – present

Most sold/ most popular books:

Battlefield of the Mind, Never Give Up! The Secret to True Happiness, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, Living Beyond Your Feelings, Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing, Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak

Writing process/style

She loves using 1828 Webster’s Dictionary as well as Vine’s Greek Dictionary of Old and New Testament words. Meyer uses personal life experience as well in her writings.

Personal Life

Date of Birth:  June 4th, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri

Education:  O’Fallon Technical High School, St. Louis

                   Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida

Marital status, spouse/spouses:

Married a car salesman around 1961 and divorced 1966.

Re-married Dave Meyer in 1967 (current).

Children: Daniel B. Meyer, David Meyer, Laura Marie Holtzmann, Sandra Ellen McCollom.

Source of Motivation/ Influence: husband Dave Meyer.

Net worth: – According to various internet sources, Joyce Meyer’s net worth stands at $8 million.

Hobbies: – spending time with family.

Siblings: David Hutchison


Named one of Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in 2005.

In 2002, publisher Hachette Book Group paid Meyer over $10 million for the rights to her backlist catalog of independently released books.

Some of her books have been translated into 155 languages.

List of Books by Joyce Meyer

Among her popular books are the 365 series daily devotionals which are meant to guide everyday of the year.

Tell Them I Love Them

Battlefield Of The Mind: Winning The Battle In Your Mind

Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing

The Word, the Name, the Blood

Me and My Big Mouth! Your Answer Is Right Under Your Nose

Enjoying Where You Are on the Way to Where You Are Going: Learning How to Live a Joyful Spirit-Led Life

Managing Your Emotions: Instead of Your Emotions Managing You

Weary Warriors, Fainting Saints: How You Can Outlast Every Attack of the Enemy

Help Me, I’m Alone

Eight Ways to Keep the Devil Under Your Feet

Help Me, I’m Insecure

The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make: A Complete and Thorough Understanding of What it Means to be Born Again

Help Me, I’m Depressed

Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind (With: Todd Hafer)

Help Me, I’m Afraid

Seeking Spiritual Growth: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Help Me, I’m Stressed

Reduce Me to Love: Unlocking the Secret to Lasting Joy

Help Me, I’m Married!

Seeking Humility: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now

Seeking Patience: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Prepare to Prosper: Moving from the Land of Lack to the Land of Plenty

Seeking Joy: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Battlefield of the Mind Devotional: 100 Insights That Will Change the Way You Think

Seeking Faithfulness: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Teenagers Are People Too

Seeking Peace: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Secrets to Exceptional Living: Transforming Your Life Through the Fruit of the Spirit

Seeking Self-Control: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone

Seeking Love: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

8 Ways to Overcome Adversity

Seeking Kindness: Journey to a Deeper Life in the Spirit

Straight Talk on Discouragement: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God’s Word!

Seven Things That Steal Your Joy: Overcoming the Obstacles to Your Happiness

Straight Talk on Depression: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God’s Word!


Straight Talk on Stress: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God’s Word!

The Hope of Seeing Change

Straight Talk on Insecurity: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God’s Word!

The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear

Straight Talk on Loneliness: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God’s Word!

Woman to Woman: Candid Conversations from Me to You

Battlefield of the Mind for Kids (With: Karen Moore)

Making Marriage Work

Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak

I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion

Be Your Best

21 Ways to Finding Peace and Happiness: Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment Every Day

6100 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Conflict Free Living: How to Build Healthy Relationships for Life

The Life You Have Always Wanted

The Secret to True Happiness: Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow

Eat And Stay Thin: Simple, Spiritual, Satisfying Weight Control

The Cure for Stress

Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind

Guard Your Heart

The Love Revolution

Eat the Cookie…Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up

Unleashing the Power of Faith

Growing in Wisdom

10Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don’t Control You

Facing Life Head On

Help Me, I’m Worried!: Overcoming Emotional Battles With The Power Of God’s Word

Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness

Don’t Settle for Less Than the Best

Choosing Love, Finding Happiness

Winning Life’s Battles

You Are Loved

Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits

Living in Love, Finding Fulfilment

Moving Forward

The Approval Fix: How to Break Free from People Pleasing

You Can Begin Again

Get Your Hopes Up!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day

How to Survive Change

The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions

Keeping It Simple

Overload: How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself from the Pressure of Stress

Seize the Day: Living on Purpose and Making Every Day Count

20 Ways to Make Every Day Better: Simple, Practical Changes with Real Results

How to Age Without Getting Old: The Steps You Can Take Today to Stay Young for the Rest of Your Life

Confidently You

Authentically, Uniquely You

The Answer to Anxiety: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Anxious Thoughts and Worry

Blessed in the Mess

The Penny (With: Deborah Bedford)

Any Minute (With: Deborah Bedford)

List of Podcasts/radio shows platforms

Apple podcasts

Google podcasts

iHeart radio


Joyce Meyer’s talk it out




Radio Australia


Sermons Online

Listen Notes

Podyssy Pocasts


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