The Hour of Power

The Hour of Power

"The Hour of Power" is a weekly Christian television program now hosted by Robert A. Schuller with his father, Robert H. Schuller, and broadcast from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, USA. It first aired in 1970 with a multi-host format until it was just the elder Schuller with the younger Schuller co-hosting later. It features a large congregation, (mostly Christian) music with live orchestra and choir, and guests who talk about how God has changed their lives for the better. It is the most widely-viewed church service in the world with an estimated 20 million worldwide viewers.Fact|date=September 2008

Where it is broadcast

In the U.S., "The Hour of Power" is seen on Lifetime Cable, TBN, and on nearly 100 local stations. It is also shown on the American Forces Network.

In Europe, it is broadcast on CNBC Europe, VOX in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sky1 in the UK and Republic of Ireland; in the Middle East, it is carried on METV in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria; and in Australia on EXPO,Australian Christian Channel and the free to air commercial television channel, network 10. In Australia the programme is also broadcast weekly on radio.

Video streams of "The Hour of Power" are also provided on its website.


The 2006 Wall Calendar for Possibility Thinkers from Dr. Robert H. Schuller and "The Hour of Power."

Robert Schuller has written many books, including the very popular "Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do".

Points of Interest

* The Crystal Cathedral is renowned (and sometimes criticized) for featuring famous celebrities during the "Hour of Power" services on a regular basis. Recent guests have included musician John Tesh, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, pianist Roger Williams, Flautist Sir James Galway, Christian singer Amy Grant, Christian singer Joy Williams, Backstreet Boys member and Christian singer Brian Littrell, Christian singer Natalie Grant, former tennis star Michael Chang, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, American tenor Daniel Rodriguez, musical group The Oak Ridge Boys, Christian singer Sara Groves, writer Milton J. Nieuwsma, radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and actor Denzel Washington.
* As of 2005, Dr. Marc Riley (orchestra composer and conductor), Sean Groombridge (organist) and Donald Neuen (choir conductor) lead the music department at the Crystal Cathedral.
* The announcer for "Hour of Power" is Ed Arnold, a veteran Los Angeles area news anchor who currently co-anchors "Real Orange" on KOCE, one of the PBS affiliates in the Los Angeles market.
* In December 2006 the Hour of Power along with America's Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, singer Angelique and Classical pianists, Jan Mulder and sons, toured in concert in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

External links

* [ Hour of Power Website]

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