Crystal Cathedral readies for relocation, name change
GARDEN GROVE | 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 short video posted on the Crystal Cathedral website. An announcement on a new location will be made in the next few weeks, she said.
The church sold its iconic glass-paned cathedral to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange last month to emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.
“We’re going to need a new home sooner than we thought. And we’re moving full-speed ahead,” the pastor said.
Her parents Robert and Arvella Schuller announced Saturday they were stepping down from the Crystal Cathedral board of directors, citing a breakdown in negotiations over financial claims against the church as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.