Reverend Robert Schuller, the long standing voice and founder of Crystal Cathedral, commended his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, on her decision to leave his decades old ministry and start her own church. This statement came a day after Schuller and his wife, Arvella, resigned from the church’s board of directors after another daughter and her husband were fired from the popular Crystal Cathedral broadcast Hour of Power.
The two have stated that they will not be moving with their daughter, nor will they be participants at Crystal Cathedral, “How we express ourselves in worship remains up in the air,” Schuller said.
Reverend Bill Bennett has assured church goers that services will still be held despite the Schuller family departure, “The congregation can basically stay where they wish to stay,” Bennett said.
Sheila Schuller Coleman announced at the Sunday service at Crystal Cathedral that she was leaving. This has been the latest news in the ongoing seperation between the Schuller Family and the Crystal Cathedral board of directors.
Shelia Schuller Coleman told members of the Sunday service, "My entire family has been experiencing a hostile work environment.”
This distance by the Schuller family has been a long time coming especially since Crystal Cathedral donations were down 68 percent as of last December. The Schuller family filed a number of claims in Bankruptcy Court alleging that the church owes them money for copyright infringement, intellectual property rights violations and unpaid contracts during that time.
It seems the Schuller family have created as much of divide as possible from Crystal Cathedral.