Who was Robert Harold Schuller?

Culture's Ways - "Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." Robert H. Schuller

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller


Who was Robert H. Schuller?

Robert Harold Schuller (1926 – 2015) was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author.

Early years

Robert Harold Schuller was born on September 16, 1926, near Alton, Iowa. In 1931, just weeks before his 5th birthday, a visiting uncle, who was a minister, told him to be an evangelist. Schuller called it the “single most defining moment of my early life.” After graduating from Newkirk High School in Newkirk, Iowa, in 1944, Schuller studied at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, which follows the theological tradition and Christian practice of John Calvin, in 1950.


He was ordained as a minister in the Reformed Church in America. He worked at Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Riverdale, Illinois, before moving to Garden Grove, California. There, he opened the Garden Grove Community Church, in 1955, in a drive-in movie theater. He also rented a 300-seat former Baptist church, about four miles (6 km) from the drive-in theater. Schuller presided at a service in the chapel at 9:30 on Sunday mornings and then drove his organ to the drive-in to preside at another service.

Schuller focused on what he believed are the positive aspects of the Christian faith. He deliberately avoided condemning people for sin, believing that Jesus “met needs before touting creeds”.

Text : Wikipedia contributors. “Robert H. Schuller.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 Jun. 2017. Web.

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