Dr. Robert A. Schuller

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Dr. Schuller gives the final benediction, following the Farewell Service at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. The property is now owned and operated by The (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Orange (California) and worship has moved to Shepherd's Grove, juts blocks away. That ministry continues with Dr. Schuller's son Bobby.

Dr. Schuller gives the final benediction, following the Farewell Service at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Worship continues at Shepherd’s Grove, just blocks away, with Dr. Schuller’s son Bobby.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Anthony Schuller is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, pastor, and business man. He travels the world advocating world peace with The Global Peace Foundation and is regularly seen on national stages representing Success Seminars and Lead and Succeed. For over 35 years he was seen weekly on the “Hour of Power” by over 20 million people worldwide .

Born in Blue Island, Illinois in the United States of America, he was raised in California and graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ancient Civilization. After receiving his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, he was ordained in 1980 as a minister in the Reformed Church of America. Following his ordination, Robert A. Schuller founded Rancho Capistrano Community Church at the Crystal Cathedral’s south campus in San Juan Capistrano, California. On this beautiful 170 acre campus he developed a Church, a School (Pre-12) and a


Retreat Center with 65 suites. In 1985, Rev. Schuller was given a Doctorate Degree by the National Hispanic University for his charity work in Mexico and in 2008 was awarded another Doctorate Degree by the California Graduate School of Theology for his extensive work in ministry.

Dr. Schuller was seen on the Hour of Power from 1976-2008. He started by reading scriptures and offering prayers almost every Sunday and delivering several messages a year. Those responsibilities continued to grow until January 22, 2006 when Robert A. Schuller was installed as the second senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral and her Ministries. For nearly three years he was seen on its internationally televised “Hour of Power” television program, watched worldwide by more than 20 million people each week. According to Neilson and Arbitron it was considered the number one religious program of television. Based in the USA, the internationally televised ministry had offices in The Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Australia, New Zealand, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

An accomplished author and speaker, Robert A. Schuller has written 17 books, including the recently released, When You are Down to Nothing, God is Up to Something and The New York Times best-seller, Walking in Your Own Shoes.

In 2008, Dr. Schuller became the Chairman and Principle of new company, Comstar Media, “Home of Family Programming.” Comstar manages two Cable TV networks, you too tv (the worlds’ first social tv), and Family Net. Collectively these networks provide over 30 million households with family friendly, positive programming, 24/7.

Robert A. Schuller has four adult children and three grandchildren and resides in Orange County, California with his wife Donna.

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