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Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies

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ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who brought his message of “possibility thinking” to millions, has died in California. He was 88.

Daughter Carol Schuller Milner says Schuller died early Thursday at a care facility in Artesia.

Schuller started preaching in 1955 at a rented drive-in theater. In 1970, he began a TV ministry called the “Hour of Power.” In 1980, he built a soaring glass cathedral to house his booming ministry.

At its peak, the program reached 20 million viewers.

In 2006, Schuller’s only son, Robert A. Schuller, was installed as senior pastor. But the organization was hit by falling membership and revenue, and he left in 2008.

The church filed for bankruptcy in 2010, and Schuller resigned from the board in 2012.

The Roman Catholic church bought the cathedral.

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