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Crystal Cathedral not for sale: pastor

August 01, 2011

Crystal Cathedral, the 3,000-seat Protestant church built by televangelist Robert Schuller, is not for sale, senior pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman announced on July 31. Instead, the cathedral’s board will seek to raise $50 million over the next four months to pay creditors.

The Diocese of Orange has offered $50 million to purchase Crystal Cathedral, as has a nondenominational Protestant church (My Father’s House Church International). A real estate developer and Chapman University have each offered $46 million to purchase the structure.

A bankruptcy court is expected to consider the offers on August 1.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 01, 2011 7:33 PM ET USA

    The diocese can spend the money on schools, jobs, etc, instead of a new cathedral that no one else wants and where there is no need (though it would be closer to the bishop's new million dollar home).

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 01, 2011 10:50 AM ET USA

    This could be blessing in disguise for the Diocese of Orange.