Arvella Schuller, wife of Crystal Cathedral founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, testified Friday before a bankruptcy court in Los Angeles, Calif., in their lawsuit seeking more than $5 million from the ministry they founded over 55 years ago.
Arvella Schuller said she was never paid for her work for the church and that it was "my gift to God," according to The Orange County Register. However, she added, the Hour of Power program was a separate entity, the Crystal Cathedral Ministries, and the two were to be kept separate.
"My husband and Dr. Billy Graham said, 'We must never allow the television ministry to bankrupt the church," she testified. "The church was kept separate. That was sacred." Evangelist Graham was the executive producer at the beginning in 1970. more >>
SAN DIEGO – Kimberly Scott, women's care pastor at Grace Church San Diego, told the attendees at the Defined by God pastors' wives conference that personal experience has taught her that God can restore you even when your life takes an unexpected turn.
"I can tell you that I've learned first-hand as a Christ follower that He will help us negotiate those crashes, those bumps in the roads, those [winding] roads that we run into and those collisions that we may have as we choose to allow the Lord to define us through it and not the journey, not the circumstances," shared Scott.
Her life hit a major road bump when her first husband left their family to live a homosexual lifestyle. He was a church planter, and together they had been very involved in Christian Fellowship Ministries in California's bay area. more >>
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller is headed to a California bankruptcy court Thursday to address a $5 million claim that the ministry he founded nearly 50 years ago has reneged on its agreement to financially support he and his wife, and has been violating his intellectual property rights.
The Orange Country Register reports that Schuller, who along with wife Arvella Schuller founded Crystal Cathedral Ministries in 1955, is facing off against current administrators of the ministry in an Orange County court, in the latest twist in a bankruptcy saga that started in 2010.
John Charles, Crystal Cathedral Ministries's chief executive officer, told The OC Register that the ongoing bankruptcy case has been "painful for both sides." more >>
The president of an ex-gay organization has tried to argue that the push for same-sex marriage, and the elimination of orientation-corrective therapy, is proof that the rights of heterosexuals are being infringed on in the Unites States.
"Homofascism will soon be, if it is not already, the greatest threat to our individual liberties in this country. So-called equality marriage is just the beginning," Greg Quinlan said in a statement. Quinlan is president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) and Executive Director of Equality and Justice For All.
Quinlan said in a recent statement that he feels the push for same-sex marriage is not really about equality, but about elevating gay people above others. more >>
Pastors' wives are attending a conference in California for a chance to escape the pressures of their position and find support and fellowship.
Pete Heiniger, the executive director of the Defined by God conference, said pastors' wives need a supportive network to help shoulder the tremendous responsibilities associated with their titles.
The conference website said of pastors' wives, "Your husband is a pastor and that means you're the woman that everyone in church looks to. You face conflict and gossip. You balance family and work life. You raise children and counsel adults. And that's not easy." more >>
IRVINE, Calif. – Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship church took a break from his recent sermon series on the book of Revelation to talk about political hot button issues that have especially come into focus during the election season.
"We're living in a time where it's politically incorrect to have certain views. If you stand up for a certain issue you will be labeled in a certain way," said Laurie, who in addition to pastoring his Southern California church is well known for his large evangelistic events throughout the nation and other countries, which have been held for more than three decades.
"Some would go, oh no, don't talk about those things, you are getting political now. It is not my intention to get political for the sake of being political," he said. "It is my intention to address an issue from a biblical worldview if it has political ramifications or even if it doesn't. It doesn't matter to me." more >>