The Crystal Cathedral

The Crystal Cathedral

It might be arguable, but the case could be made that Robert H. Schuller of Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral stands as the most famous Dutch Reformed individual in North American history. At its peak, the Reformed Church in America’s Crystal Cathedral congregation counted 10,000 members. “Hour of Power” appeared in 170 countries – allowing Schuller a level of gravitas that earned him audiences with Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton. Moreover, Schuller continues to have relevance, even after his passing in April 2015. Numerous megachurches, including Willow Creek (Illinois), Saddleback (California) and Lakewood (Texas), trace a lineage back to the Crystal Cathedral.