Crystal Cathedral Denies Ousting Schuller - Charisma Magazine

Crystal Cathedral Denies Ousting Schuller

by | Jul 6, 2011 | Charisma Archive

Robert A and Robert H Schuller
Robert Anthony Schuller and his father, Robert H.
Schuller, pose in front of the Crystal Cathedral.
(AP Images/Chris Carlson)

Despite Monday’s reports that Robert H. Schuller was ousted from
the board of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, a church spokesman denies
the claim.

“He [Robert H. Schuller] was not voted off the board,” John
Charles, the Garden Grove, Calif., church spokesman told the Los
Angeles Times
. “He is still board chairman emeritus.”

Instead, the megachurch claims the board opted to change the
84-year-old founder’s position. A day after Schuller’s son, Robert
Anthony Schuller, claimed his father was ousted because he wanted to
enlarge the board, the church released a statement.

“Recently, the board of directors of Crystal Cathedral
Ministries voted to change Dr. Schuller’s position from that of a
voting board member to the honorary chairman of the board emeritus, a
non-voting position,” the statement said.

According to the Times, Charles said Schuller will now be more available for
speaking engagements and a writing project. “He will also continue
to speak in the pulpit of the Crystal Cathedral and on the Hour of
and meet with staff in creative and vision-casting
meetings,” he said in Monday’s statement.

The church has struggled before with Schuller family
controversies. The elder Schuller stepped down as the senior pastor
in 2006 and his son took over the pulpit. The younger Schuller
resigned just two years later, shortly after his father removed him
from the Hour of Power television program. His sister, Sheila
Schuller Coleman, now serves as the church’s executive director.

Crystal Catherdral has also faced financial troubles, and is
currently on sale to escape bankruptcy. In a statement released in
May explaining the church’s reorganization plan, Coleman explained
that she will continue to look to her father for advice.

“Dad will continue to provide leadership for this ministry
through me for as long as possible,” she said in the statement. “I
have and will continue to defer to his wisdom and honor him for his
unprecedented accomplishments.”


Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


Vineyard Senior Pastor Faces ‘Historic’ Spiritual Abuse Charges

Vineyard Senior Pastor Faces ‘Historic’ Spiritual Abuse Charges

Causeway Coast Vineyard officials have responded to allegations that its senior pastor, Alan Scott, has committed "historic" spiritual abuse toward the church's staff and congregation. Last month, The Roys Report released a story that former Vineyard staff accused...

We Are Not Proud

We Are Not Proud

The LGBTQ community will march through our biggest streets and party endlessly across the nation throughout June as a their memorial of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. They will raise the colors of their rainbow in symbolism of pride declaring their...

Don’t Let Satan’s Mind Games Discourage You

Don’t Let Satan’s Mind Games Discourage You

Many of my friends are walking through tough circumstances right now. One man’s business has failed. Another man is experiencing chronic pain, and doctors can’t find a medical solution. Another is battling an addiction. One married couple I know is struggling with...

The Call for Christians to Mirror the Sacrificial Mindset of D-Day

The Call for Christians to Mirror the Sacrificial Mindset of D-Day

The Allied invasion of Normandy, code-named "Operation Overlord," was the largest seaborne invasion in the history, landing on a 50-mile wide stretch of coast divided into five sections, Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah and Omaha beaches, on the shores of Nazi-occupied France....


AG Missionaries: Muslims Encountering Jesus in Dreams at ‘Alarming Rate’

Two Assemblies of God missionaries are sharing multiple first-hand testimonies of Muslims coming to the Christian faith after encountering Jesus Christ in their dreams. James Bradford, the lead...
Overcoming the 3 Reasons You Are not Prospering

Overcoming the 3 Reasons You Are not Prospering

Finances are often a touchy subject for people. The topic itself conjures images of preachers putting money before God and using their congregations to enrich only themselves. While the Bible warns against the love of money many times, throughout the Old and New...

No, Cell Phones Are Not the Problem

No, Cell Phones Are Not the Problem

Recently, while at a conference, I listened to a discussion about the spiritual crisis that cell phones were causing, especially among our youth. I listened as a group of people, mostly parents, sincerely spoke about the vast amount of problems that hand held devices,...

God Brings Your Miracle in the Tensions

God Brings Your Miracle in the Tensions

We are in a tense time right now, it’s obvious. Finances, war activities, racism, politics, Christian intolerance, medical issues, and yet when we allow God to use times of tension in our lives, we see miracles that would have never been possible if it was a season of...

Pin It on Pinterest