He leads the biggest church in America with 40,000 members.
This week, Joel Osteen is in Hawaii preaching his message of hope.
"Meeting him finally is basically a dream come true," said Katherine Higa.
The New York Times reported Osteen one of the most influential people on Twitter.
Hundreds of his biggest fans met the preacher at a book signing at Kahala Mall.
Overcome with emotion and happiness, fans of Osteen rejoiced after meeting him for the first time.
"Unbelievable. It means so much to me. He touched my heart," said Betty Anzalone.
"I'm so excited he just shook my hand. He's so loving and kind and I feel it generate out of him," said Barbara Schade.
Osteen preaches his Christian message to sold out arenas in twelve cities each year.
His appearance Friday night at the Blaisdell Arena is already sold out. This is his first visit to Hawaii in his twelve years of ministry.