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Dr. Robert Anthony Schuller Bio

Born in Blue Island, Illinois in the United States of America, he was raised in California and graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ancient Civilization. After receiving his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, he was ordained in 1980 as a minister in the Reformed Church of America. Following his ordination, Robert A. Schuller founded Rancho Capistrano Community Church at the Crystal Cathedral's south campus in San Juan Capistrano, California. On this beautiful 170 acre campus he developed a Church, a School (Pre-12) and a Retreat Center which included 65 suites. It was at the Retreat Center where he and his wife, Donna launched a recovery ministry in 1991 which was followed by the publication of his 9th book, Dump Your Hang-Ups Without Dumping Them On Others
 In 1985, Rev. Schuller was given a Doctorate Degree by the National Hispanic University for his charity work in Mexico and in 2008 was awarded another Doctorate Degree by the California Graduate School of Theology for his extensive work in ministry.
Dr. Schuller was seen on the Hour of Power television broadcast continually, from 1976-2008 and still appears when invited.   He started by reading scriptures and offering prayers almost every Sunday and delivering several messages a year. Those responsibilities continued to grow until January 22, 2006 when Robert A. Schuller was installed as the second senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral and her Ministries. For nearly three years he was the anchor on its internationally televised “Hour of Power” television program, watched worldwide by more than 20 million people each week. According to Neilson and Arbitron it was considered the number one religious program of television. Based in the USA, the internationally televised ministry had offices in The Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Australia, New Zealand, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
An accomplished author and speaker, Robert A. Schuller has written 17 books, including the most recently released, When You are Down to Nothing, God is Up to Something and The New York Times best-seller, Walking in Your Own Shoes.  
In 2008, Dr. Schuller became the Chairman and Principal of Comstar Media, “Home of Family Programming.” Comstar managed two Cable TV networks, You Too tv (the worlds’ first social tv), and Family Net. Collectively these networks provided over 30 million households with family friendly, positive programming, 24/7.
Robert A. Schuller has four adult children and 4 grand children and resides in Orange County, California with his wife Donna. 

          
To schedule Dr. Schuller for a church event, speaking engagement, or interview contact:
Bill Hein, (617) 982-2845