Hour of Power

Robert Schuller

Crystal Cathedral

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Robert Harold Schuller, b. Alton, Iowa, Sept. 16, 1926, pastor of the Garden Grove Community Church in Orange County, Calif., is one of the world's most popular religious broadcasters. Ordained (1950) a minister of the Reformed Church in America, Schuller moved to Garden Grove in 1955 and there attracted people by preaching in a local drive - in theater to worshipers who listened to him from their parked cars. In 1961 he moved to a nearby church but continued to provide drive - in facilities where members of the congregation could hear the service on their car radios.

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Encouraging people to feel good about themselves, Schuller became a successful author with such books as God's Way to the Good Life (1963), You Can Become the Person You Want to Be (1973), Peace of Mind through Possibility Thinking (1977), and Self - Esteem: The New Reformation (1982). Since 1970 his "Hour of Power" television program has been seen by millions in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His Crystal Cathedral, an all - glass church in Garden Grove with space for 4,000 worshipers, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, was completed in 1980.


Editor's Note: We have been informed by the Crystal Cathedral that their seating capacity is 2,800 and not the 4,000 indicated in the brief article above.

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