Robert Schuller

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Robert Harold Schuller (September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015) was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author.wikipedia
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Billy Graham

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Schuller began broadcasting the program from the Neutra Sanctuary, with the encouragement of longtime friend Billy Graham after Schuller visited him in 1969.
He was also lifelong friends with another televangelist, the founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller, whom Graham talked into starting his own television ministry.

Hour of Power

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In his five decades of television, Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began hosting in 1970 until his retirement in 2010.
The program was founded and first hosted by Robert H. Schuller.

Christ Cathedral (Garden Grove, California)

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He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast. That same year, Schuller purchased the 10 acre walnut grove that bordered the north side of the Garden Grove Community Church for the construction of the much larger Crystal Cathedral, designed by architect Philip Johnson.
Until 2013, the building was the principal place of worship for Crystal Cathedral Ministries (now Shepherd's Grove), a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller.

Alton, Iowa

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Robert Harold Schuller was born on September 16, 1926, near Alton, Iowa, the second son of Jennie (née Beltman; 1891–1970) and Anthony Schuller (1882–1964).
*Robert Schuller, pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, was born and raised a few miles outside of Alton.

Robert A. Schuller

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On January 22, 2006, Schuller's son, Robert A. Schuller, assumed the role of senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral.
Robert Anthony Schuller (born October 7, 1954) is an American author, televangelist and pastor and the only son of Crystal Cathedral founders Robert H. Schuller and Arvella Schuller.

Garden Grove, California

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He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast. He worked at Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Riverdale, Illinois, before moving to Garden Grove, California.

Philip Johnson

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That same year, Schuller purchased the 10 acre walnut grove that bordered the north side of the Garden Grove Community Church for the construction of the much larger Crystal Cathedral, designed by architect Philip Johnson.
In 1980, Johnson completed a new building in a startling new style; The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, a soaring glass neo-Gothic megachurch for the Reverend Robert H. Schuller.

Bobby Schuller

On January 24, 2013, the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors voted to make Bobby Schuller, Schuller's grandson (he is the son of Robert Anthony Schuller, Robert Harold's son), the new pastor for the Hour of Power television program as well as a non-voting member of the board.
He is the son of Robert A. Schuller and grandson of Robert H. Schuller.

Western Theological Seminary

After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.

Reformed Church in America

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He was ordained as a minister in the Reformed Church in America.

Christianity

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Robert Harold Schuller (September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015) was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author.

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Robert Harold Schuller (September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015) was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author.

Dutch Americans

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All of his grandparents were Dutch immigrants, and he was raised on his parents' farm nearby in a small-knit community of Dutch-Americans, without running water.

Hope College

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After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.

Holland, Michigan

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After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.

Master of Divinity

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After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.

John Calvin

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After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.

Ordination

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He was ordained as a minister in the Reformed Church in America.

Minister (Christianity)

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He was ordained as a minister in the Reformed Church in America.

Riverdale, Illinois

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He worked at Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Riverdale, Illinois, before moving to Garden Grove, California.

Richard Neutra

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Ground was broken September 10, 1958, for construction of the new church designed by international architect Richard Neutra.

Organist

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On June 15, 1950, Schuller married Arvella De Haan (1929–2014), a church organist, who became instrumental in developing the music department at the Crystal Cathedral and was the creator and producer of the Hour of Power for over 40 years.

Jesus

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"The real minister's name that we honor is Jesus, not Schuller", he said.

Great Recession in the United States

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On October 18, 2010, Coleman announced that the Crystal Cathedral was seeking bankruptcy protection, in the midst of what became known as the "Great Recession".

Orange County Register

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In July 2011, it was reported in the Orange County Register that Schuller had been ousted from the Crystal Cathedral board.