I guess God wasn’t taking any calls during this recession…Schuller’s house of worship didn’t qualify for a heavenly bail out.
The Southern California megachurch Crystal Cathedral Ministries will enter bankruptcy, as it faces lawsuit-filing creditors and a rapid decline in donations because of the recession, church officials announced Monday.
An unspecified small number of creditors have sued the church and obtained writs of attachment, said church spokesman John Charles.
…”Challenging situations are nothing new to our 55-year ministry,” said Dr. Sheila Schuller Coleman, senior pastor at the church.
“In 1977, countless persons predicted that our plans to build a 2,800-seat all-glass church in earthquake-prone Southern California would never get off the ground, but we have made history,” Coleman added. “Our announcement today to file for the protection of Chapter 11 is just one more chapter in the book that he is continuing to write — and we know that God’s plans are good — we have no doubt his chapter will be good!”