3.15.2012

'Hour of Power' goes to reruns as Crystal Cathedral tightens belt

While officials of the Ministry of the Crystal Cathedral worship space and seeking a new way of reversing the sharp decline in donations, the future of the "Hour of Power" - a program of the Church of the sign of the television - now in the air .

A church spokesman said Tuesday that the repeat of a classic episode of "Hour of Power" is new in recent weeks, while the Garden Grove-based ministry made changes in the organization.

Interim CEO John Charles said in a statement that TV has become a "source of hope to hurting people around the world for over 40 years" and board the ministry is "God given" the responsibility to maintain it for future generations.

The eldest daughter of church founder Reverend Robert H. Schuller, Sheila Schuller Coleman has been a minister since 2009. He kept the local pastor of the church, but his involvement in "Hour of Power" is not certain now

In addition, the board of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, announced that the executive producer of the show, Jim Penner, and manufacturers, Gretchen Schuller Penner, was fired.

Schuller Coleman husband, Jim Coleman, director of creative services, was also completed last week.

"These changes will affect the ministry leader of the organization is not easy to do, especially when it comes to individuals who committed their lives to service and has served with great distinction," says Charles.

"This is a very difficult decision of Crystal Cathedral Ministries Board of Directors believes in prayer, it is necessary to make changes to the" Hour of Power "and reverse the recent decline in public donations. "

Last month, the church campus was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for $ 57.5 million bankruptcy settlement. The ministry has three years to find a new home. Church officials say they expect more details in the coming weeks.

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