Shepherd’s Grove

Interview Guest: Caitlin Leahy

This week on Hour of Power, we welcome interview guest, Caitlin Leahy! But before that, check out Robert’s Backstory Interview with Caitlin, where we learn a little more about her acting career, hobbies, and her favorite tv universes! Caitlin Leahy is a model and actress from Chicago, Illinois. A performer from a young age, Caitlin went on to pursue theater at the University of Illinois at Chicago before eventually earning her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Not long after, Caitlin moved to Los Angeles to begin a career in film and television. Caitlin has found consistent work as a model for IT Model Management, as well as appearances in numerous television shows such as FX’s superhero drama, “Legion” and ABC’s sitcom, “Black-ish.” In her big-screen debut, Caitlin plays the role of Delilah in the Pure Flix epic, Samson, in theaters now.

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Interview Guest: Nick Vujicic

We were honored to have Hour of Power favorite, Nick Vujicic, back at Shepherd’s Grove! He was interviewed by Hannah and then delivered an encouraging message to our church family. We are always honored to have him! Tune in to Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller this weekend to see Nick! Nick Vujicic is a Serbian-Australian motivational speaker and evangelist who was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the lack of all four limbs. One of only seven others across the planet to live with this disease, Nick has vehemently pursued his goal of spreading the Gospel to every person on Earth. Life wasn’t easy for Nick in his early years, despite his positive outlook. While contending with the typical challenges of adolescence, Nick fought depression and loneliness, often wondering why God had chosen him to be different. Despite being bullied, Nick began to thrive in his

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Staff Spotlight: Janet Claes

How long have you been with the ministry? I started part-time/seasonal in 1991. What do you do for Hour of Power/Shepherd’s Grove? Payroll. How did God bring you to the ministry? Through an agency when I was looking for a job. What is your favorite part about working here? The people I work with. Do you have an impactful story to share from your job? I was looking for a job in 1991, I had a choice to work for Knott’s Berry Farm of Crystal Cathedral, I really wanted to work for Knott’s since it was close to my house and I liked Knott’s Berry Farm. But God had other plans for me. I started working at the phone center for the Glory of Christmas at the Cathedral. I was seasonal, and since I was pregnant, it worked out well for me. I was called back for the Glory of

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Growing Together: A Visual History, and What’s to Come

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

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Calling Young Voices: Voices of Hope Registration Now Open!

  We are incredibly blessed by the musical talent we have here at Shepherd’s Grove and Hour of Power, but did you know that some of our most talented voices are as young as five years old? The voices in our Voices of Hope Children’s Choir range from kindergarten through twelfth grade and they create beautiful melodies that move and inspire our congregation — and beyond! It is always a treat to hear Voices of Hope sing a song or two on Sundays at Shepherd’s Grove, and they have become a staple at our events like O Holy Night and Easter. They also star in their own concerts and performances. Sarah Grandpre, Voices of Hope Director, hopes that this choir will “awaken a love of music in our youngest generations.” With their weekly rehearsals, the kids will strengthen their voices, learn how to work together in musical collaboration, learn how

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Staff Spotlight: Christina Luna

  How long have you been with the ministry? 17.5 years What do you do for Hour of Power? Stewardship/ Assistance in the Detail Dept. How did God bring you to the ministry? A friend referred me! What is your favorite part about working here? I love our staff chapel that we have every Wednesday — our whole staff meets for devotion, prayer, and worship! What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? I make greetings cards as a hobby. What are you currently watching on Netflix? The last thing I watched was  “Stranger Things” If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue

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“Because He Lives”: Life is Worth the Living

Dawning the Hour of Power stage last Easter, Marla Kavanaugh graced us with her operatic vocals a beautiful rendition of “Because He Lives,” accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. While this song perfect compliments the Easter season, it can be encouraging all year round. It was written by Gloria and William J. Gather in 1971, during a time of societal distress, when negative headlines of assassination and war clogged the media and the minds of all who read them. During this time, Gloria and William were expecting their third child. It was because of this miracle they were able to clear a path within their troubled minds to write the clarifying lyrics: How sweet to hold our newborn baby, And feel the pride, and joy he gives; But greater still the calm assurance, This child can face uncertain day because He lives The assurance that

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Staff Spotlight: Karen Galvin

How long have you been with the ministry? 10 years (Technically since March, 2008. Not made “official” until June, 2008) What do you do for Shepherd’s Grove? I am the Facilities Manager. I directly oversee the Security & Facilities departments and indirectly oversee Maintenance, Utilities, and Event Coordination.   How did God bring you to the ministry? I discovered an ad at Santa Ana College for a minimum wage job working part-time in the Gift Shop/Bookstore at Crystal Cathedral. It paid too little money, was not enough hours, and was NOT the type of job I was looking for but God told me to go for it because you never know where it will lead. When I went for the interview, the Human Resources lady told me she thought I’d be much better suited for a position with the Hour of Power called “Detail/Correspondence”, which DID pay what I needed and

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About the Music: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

We are so blessed by our Voices of Hope Children’s Choir! Here they are performing their rendition of “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra. This beautiful anthem was developed in 1955, with the words written by Jill Jackson and the melody by her husband, Sy Miller. Jill, after having experienced a sharp dip in her depression which led to her attempted — and failed — suicide, her heart then opened wide and willing to God’s unconditional love. She discovered from that moment on that she has a purpose, and her life and talent for music were valuable. A decade later, Sy and Jill went to a California retreat in the mountains where they met an array of young people with various socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. This week-long retreat was dedicated to exploring friendship through education and conversation. Introducing their song

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Staff Spotlight: Audie Munoz

How long have you been with the ministry? I have been working for this ministry for about five awesome months now! What do you do for Hour of Power? I am the Assistant to the Operations Project Manager. When I come to work, I help Adriana out with a large number of things like proofing and making sure our direct mail gets dropped on time, shipping out packages, delivering offers to our warehouse, keeping track of our warehouse inventory, printing/cutting/distributing our bulletins, and much more! How did God bring you to the ministry? God brought me to this ministry one day when I was venting to our Choir Conductor, Irene Messoloras, about all of the troubles and frustrations going on at my old job. I told her that really bad things were happening within the company and that it was time for me to leave. Fortunately, she told me that

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