Tag: Crystal Cathedral

Robert Schuller says his financial future is at risk

Crystal Cathedral Positive thinking guru Robert Schuller has published a video in which he says his “financial future may be at risk” due to the bankruptcy of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries.

Crystal Cathedral Ministries says in a response that the $3.5 million settlement the Schullers demand would leave the ministry virtually no funds to continue its ministry. Meanwhile vendors are still owed $12.5 million.

Crystal Cathedral megachurch, home of “Hour of Power,” files for bankruptcy in California

Crystal Cathedral Turns out positive thinking alone is not enough: Crystal Cathedral, the megachurch birthplace of the televangelist show “Hour of Power,” filed for bankruptcy Monday in Southern California after struggling to emerge from debt that exceeds $43 million.

Hundreds of creditors could be owed between $50 million and $100 million, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana on Monday.

Man commits suicide at Crystal Cathedral altar

Crystal Cathedral A man shot himself in the head Wednesday morning at the altar of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and died at the scene, police said.

Church ushers said that a middle-aged man entered the church, saying he wanted to pray. The unidentified man walked up three steps to the altar area, knelt before a gold cross and put the gun to his head, said John Charles, director of public relations for the church.

Robert Schuller’s televangelism empire in chaos over family split

Robert A. Schuller and Robert H. Schuller Once one of the nation’s most popular televangelists, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is watching his life’s work crumble.

His son and recent successor, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, has abruptly resigned as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral — home to the “Hour of Power” broadcast.

The church is in financial turmoil: It plans to sell more than $65 million worth of its Orange County property to pay off debt.

Schuller’s son resigns as Crystal Cathedral pastor

Robert Schuller and son The Rev. Robert A. Schuller, ousted in October as the preacher of the long-running Christian television program “Hour of Power,” has resigned as senior pastor at the Crystal Cathedral and plans to open his own ministry.

Church founder Robert H. Schuller removed his son as the sole preacher on the 39-year-old television show after the younger Schuller, three years into the job, refused to rotate his role with other pastors, the church said.