Legacy Shattered at Crystal Cathedral

There’s been a lot of stone-throwing in this glass house, according to the family who built the towering place of worship into one of the world’s most recognizable churches, then watched it slip into decline. After decades of involvement with the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., senior pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman announced Sunday that she and the rest of the Schuller clan would be splitting with the church. Sheila’s father, Robert Schuller, founded the church and launched its signature Hour of Power television show. The family said they were resigning from the Crystal Church’s board of trustees because of an “adversarial and negative attitude” from the other board members, and alleged they are owed money by the church.