The nation's largest church is helping Houston residents ride out Hurricane Ike.
Pastor Joel Osteen said Lakewood Church will open it's doors to anyone who needs shelter.
The mega church is located in a former sports arena in southwest Houston.
Osteen said his staff is busy boarding up windows and praying for everyone's safety.
Some 40,000 members attend services there each week.
Osteen said he is preparing a sermon for Sunday, but admits it doesn't look good for services this weekend.