The Schuller family has announced plans to leave the financially struggling Crystal Cathedral, whose ministry has since gotten a new name and will soon relocate.
The Orange County megachurch was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange last month, for $57.5 million. The approximately 10,000-pane glass cathedral was designed by architect Philip Johnson.
The ministry, which will be renamed Hope Center of Christ, has three years to find a new home, according to reports.
Rev. Bill Bennett told the Los Angeles Times that the church will be going back to basics, to what he said was a traditional style of service involving hymns and music.
It is not yet known who will take over as senior pastor after Sheila Schuller Coleman announced on Sunday that she was leaving to start a new church.
This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building, Schuller Coleman said during an 11 a.m. service, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Schuller Coleman announced the departure after her father, founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors. It oversees the ministry's trademark Hour of Power broadcast.
My entire family has been experiencing a hostile work environment, Schuller Coleman said.
She was temporarily removed as chief executive officer of the ministry last month, according to reports.
The Associated Press reported that a new location for the ministry will be announced in the next few weeks.
We're going to need a new home sooner than we thought, the ex-pastor said, as reported by The AP. And we're moving full speed ahead.
Schuller Coleman didn't indicate at the time whether or not the congregation would be relocating.
But the Los Angeles Times reported that Bennett told the congregation that service will be held next Sunday,
The congregation can basically stay where they wish to stay, Bennett said.