FROM David D'Arcy
The Original Megachurch and Its Founder Fall on Hard Times Robert Schuller , who started preaching from the roof of a drive-in theater, went on to broadcast the Hour of Power and make the Crystal Cathedral an Orange County attraction for tourists from all over the world. Last year, the church declared bankruptcy . Last week, Schuller's son, Robert, said his father had been kicked off the board. Over the weekend the church, now led by Schuller's daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman , said her father is now a non-voting member emeritus , which was called an "honor."
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