March 12, 2012 in Nation/World

Orange County megachurch relocating

Associated Press

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – The Crystal Cathedral is getting a new name and the congregation of the financially struggling Orange County megachurch will relocate, its senior pastor announced Sunday.

The ministry will be renamed Hope Center of Christ, Sheila Schuller Coleman said in a video on the cathedral’s website.

The church sold its iconic glass-paned cathedral to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to emerge from bankruptcy.

“We’re going to need a new home sooner than we thought. And we’re moving full speed ahead,” the pastor said.

She gave no indication as to whether the congregation would remain in Orange County, the ministry’s home since its founding by the pastor’s father, Dr. Robert Schuller, at a drive-in movie theater 42 years ago.

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