Evangelist loses claims against ministry he founded

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

It appears the final chapter has been written in the bitter court battle between a famed California evangelist and the ministry he started.

Crystal Cathedral founder Rev. Robert H. Schuller lost most of his claims against the Crystal Cathedral Ministries in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Orange County Register reports that Judge Robert Kwan ruled that Schuller, his wife and his family did not have evidence to back their claims. Instead, Kwan handed Schuller $615,625, but did not reward Schuller's wife with any amount. Schuller sought over $5 million in claims, along with claims for copyright infringements.

The ruling on Monday was a victory for Crystal Cathedral Ministries and creditors who have yet to be paid for their services to the church. An attorney for the creditors told the Register that the ruling gives the church the opportunity to finally write thousands of checks to creditors that have been waiting to be paid since 2010.

Schuller, his wife, daughter and son-in-law now join creditors in seeking some of the $17 million for disbursement. Creditors say they are owed roughly $14 million. After the funds are made to creditors and to the Schullers, whatever is left will be handed to Crystal Cathedral Ministries.

Associated Press reports that the daughter, Carol Schuller Milner, says her parents -- now in their 80s -- gave much of their wealth to support the ministry and may now have to sell their home.

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