The $20-million glass structure built by supporters of television evangelist, Robert H. Schuller, is one of the most spectacular sights in Garden Grove. Schuller calls his edifice the Crystal Cathedral. Built in 1980, it is the location from which he broadcasts his weekely television program "Hour of Power," said to have one of the largest religious audiences in the nation.
The facility was once a drive-in theater; it was built with a large parking lot so that worshipers could be on the outside looking in while listening to Schuller on their car radios. The outdoor amphitheatre has received good reviews for its Grove Shakespearean Festival, held every summer for the last 10 years.
Garden Grove has a large and growing population of Korean immigrants, who have developed prosperous businesses in the community. If fact, Garden Grove's Korean merchants are beginning efforts to establish trade ties with South Korea.
COMMUNITY PROFILE: GARDEN GROVE
City Council: J. Tillman Williams (mayor), Robert Dinsen (mayor pro tem), Milton Krieger, Raymond Littrell Walt Donovan
City Manager: Delbert F. Powers
Fire Chief: Lon Cahill
Chief of Police: Frank Kessler