In 1955, Garden Grove Community Church held its first service at the Orange Drive-in Theater.
In 1961, Garden Grove Community Church held a first of its kind service in a new location — a walk in / drive sanctuary in Garden Grove (now known as Crystal Cathedral’s Arboretum).
In 1970, Hour of Power was born with Dr. Robert Schuller’s mission to reach millions who couldn’t attend church. Arvella Schuller served as the program’s executive producer.
In 1975, the Arboretum was overflowing with church congregants, so Dr. Schuller begins to execute his dream of building a new sanctuary on the property.
In 1979, after overcoming many contracting challenges, the Crystal Cathedral held its ground-breaking ceremony.
In 1990, Bobby Schuller made his first appearance on Hour of Power, singing “I Never Touched a Rainbow” as a 10-year-old.
In 2000, Bobby Schuller is interviewed on Hour of Power for the first time by his dad Robert A. Schuller.
In 2007, Bobby preaches his first sermon called “Light of the World” on Hour of Power.
In 2008, Hour of Power celebrated its 2000th episode at the Crystal Cathedral.
In 2013, the Crystal Cathedral and Tree of Life Community Church merged to become Shepherd’s Grove with Lead Pastor Bobby Schuller.
In 2017, we celebrated our 2500th episode of Hour of Power at Shepherd’s Grove.
Today, we continue our mission of sharing God’s love and dignity in the fifteen feet of space around us … and around the world!
This year, in 2018, Shepherd’s Grove is hoping to move to Irvine, CA!
As a ministry, we’re used to change. As you can see, there’s been a lot of it! However, there have also been a lot of victories, love, but most importantly, growth.
We’re so grateful for where we started, and we’re thrilled to see what’s to come for us. And with that, we are excited to announce that we are moving forward with discussions to move to Irvine Presbyterian Church (IPC) in Irvine, CA. As many of you have heard, the rent on our Shepherd’s Grove campus has increased. So over the last year, we have been praying for an opportunity to move, but more than that, to find a church that would like to partner with us. And God provided.
IPC has a congregation of Godly and loving people in need of a pastor. We are hopeful as we continue to move towards an official agreement to partner with and move into IPC in the near future. We love their church, and we are so excited to see what God will do with our combined ministry!
Through all the seasons of change, God has remained steadfast. You have also remained steadfast. Your faithful and loyal support has enabled this ministry to not only survive but to thrive. We are reaching people with the love of God in the fifteen feet of space around us. We can’t wait to continue that reach to the people in Irvine, and of course, the people around the globe through Hour of Power.
Good things are coming, and we can’t thank you enough for making them possible!