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Televangelism empire in chaos over family split

February 1st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Televangelism empire in chaos over family split

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Once one of the nation’s most popular televangelists, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is watching his life’s work crumble.

His son and recent successor, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, has abruptly resigned as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. The shimmering, glass-walled megachurch is home to the “Hour of Power” broadcast, an evangelism staple that’s been on the air for more than three decades.

The church is in financial turmoil: It plans to sell more than $65 million worth of its Orange County property to pay off debt. Revenue dropped by nearly $5 million last year, according to a recent letter from the elder Schuller to elite donors. In the letter, Schuller Sr. implored the Eagle’s Club members — who supply 30% of the church’s revenue — for donations and hinted that the show might go off the air without their support.

“The final months of 2008 were devastating for our ministry,” the 82-year-old pastor wrote.

The Crystal Cathedral blames the recession for its woes. But it’s clear that the elder Schuller’s carefully orchestrated leadership transition, planned over a decade, has stumbled badly.

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Televangelism empire in chaos over family split

Shoot, I’ll pray for y’all. I have a PayPal account on the sidebar of this blog, send $5.00 and a prayer request in the comments section and I’ll say a prayer in YOUR name, I promise, I really will pray for you.

And it’ll do you just as much good as one of these ultra-rich televangelists praying for you!! Amen?? AMEN!!

I know some folks that are successful *full gospel* preachers, they have a very sizable church and following. I know where they came from, I know what they were before they found *the calling*, well, I’m feeling that calling!! The calling that says I can pray for you just as good as some of these other folks can.

If you have been a regular reader of this blog you KNOW that I say what I mean and mean what I say. I’m in a financial bind too, just like the rest of America, and I feel the calling!!

The calling to get up and do a little old time fire and brimstone preaching. I can rant on just as well, and with a hell of lot more sincerity, than some of these TV preachers can. All I have is a computer, they have their multi-million dollar homes, churches and production companies. They want donations of thousands of dollars, I just need a $5.00 donation. Cheap prayers work just as well as high dollar ones!

Hey, it worked for Kenneth Copeland, Dr. Gene Scott and Rev. Bob Tilton. Well, it worked for a while anyway. I figure we’ll end up taking it on the road so we can reach as many of the sick and afflicted as possible, and it makes it harder for the IRS to track you that way too!

That’s all there is to it Brothers and Sisters, a $5.00 donation and a prayer request in the comments sections and it’s a done deal. I wonder?? Is this how Dial-A-Prayer got started?

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