Led by Pastor Bobby Schuller, millions of people around the world tune in each week for inspiring music and interviews and unique and original messages that encourage each viewer to live a life filled with hope as they:
• LEARN more about who they are in Christ through the process of FORMATION.
• BELONG to his family of believers and become a part of the COMMUNITY.
• HEAL as they are loved and then love and help heal others through MISSION.
Under the leadership of Pastor Bobby, the Shepherd’s Grove congregation meets in Garden Grove, CA, where they join viewers around the world each week through the newly designed Hour of Power. The Hour of Power began televising in 1970 from the Garden Grove Community Church on the advice of Rev. Billy Graham to Bobby’s grandfather, Rev. Robert H. Schuller.
“The goal of our program is to provide spiritual principles and practices that can help people, as they become happy students of Jesus, live a life of meaning,” says Bobby.
Meet Our Team
Bobby Schuller is the host and preaching pastor of The Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller television program. Bobby is the grandson of Hour of Power founder and legendary televangelist Robert H. Schuller. Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003, received his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008, and is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is author of the books, Imagine Happiness, and Happiness According to Jesus. Bobby has appeared regularly on other television shows, such as Canada’s “100 Huntley Street” and TLC’s “The Messengers.” Bobby resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children.
Hannah Schuller regularly appears on The Hour of Power, most often reading the Scripture lesson. Hannah was born and raised with five brothers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After working as a graphic designer for six years and attending Chapman University for Creative Writing, Hannah is now a stay-at-home mom and assists her husband Bobby in any way needed. Hannah says, “I love and cherish being a part of this life changing ministry!”
Russ Jacobson is the Executive Pastor of The Hour of Power and Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Russ appears on the program from time to time during the prayer, and offertory segments. Russ holds a B.A. from UCLA and M.Div. from Fuller Theology Seminary. He is also an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. Russ lives in Orange County with his wife Deanna and their three children.
- Fun fact: Russ came to faith in Jesus Christ by in 1997 after watching the Hour of Power on TV!
- Favorite food: Pizza. I have been known to take airplane trips in search of the best deep dish pizza.
- Would most like to meet: Walt Disney
- Favorite movie: The Princess Bride.
- Favorite place to visit: Missoula, Montana. I went to school at the University of Montana and fell in love with the town’s stunning beauty.
Chad Blake is the Executive Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church and regularly appears on the program during the Scripture reading and offertory segments. Chad is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. Chad has served alongside Bobby in a variety of roles throughout the years, and has taken numerous international trips with Bobby on behalf of The Hour of Power. Chad lives in Orange County with his wife Hillary.
Beginning his involvement as a Music Minister in 1996 followed by Youth Ministry in 2000, Robert has been a hardworking entrepreneur and Digital Media Consultant since 2004 and has since immersed himself in his role as the Executive Director of Operations at Shepherd’s Grove in Garden Grove, California. Before being hired into the social media department, Robert developed a strong sense of devotion to the ministry as a volunteer. Robert was then promoted to Director of Digital Ministries before being promoted to Executive Director level. His passion for the ministry is rooted within Dr. Schuller reminding him of his grandfather. Through his role as a volunteer, Robert had the opportunity to host Dr. Schuller on Sunday mornings, which blossomed into a multitude of friendly relationships with those associated with the church. Robert currently resides in Orange County, CA with his wife and two dogs, and enjoys his involvement with Disney.
Marc Riley is the musical director of the Hour of Power orchestra. Bio coming soon
Sarah is the director of the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir. Bio coming soon
Sheila is the Chief Financial Officer and has served the Ministry in the Accounting Department for 18 years.
She first learned of the Hour of Power by reading Dr. Schuller’s “Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do” while commuting on the train to Chicago from the Western Suburbs, where she grew up and still has family. A career opportunity brought her to Southern California over 30 years ago. She is a CPA with both corporate and public accounting experience, starting out at what was know as a “Big 8” CPA firm and eventually rising to the position of Western U.S. Controller at a national corporation.
Sheila and her husband Ron reside in Anaheim Hills. They have a blended family of 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. They enjoy golfing, travelling and visiting duomos.
- Ministry Financials (December)