ChristianWeek chats with Lawrence Wilkes, interim minister of the troubled Crystal Cathedral.
Wilkes first joined the staff at the Crystal Cathedral in 1991, serving as pastor in the church’s evening service for 10 years as well as being a dean at the Robert Schuller School for Preaching. He left the church in 2009, but eagerly accepted the invitation to come back as interim pastor.
“I love the people of the church,” Wilkes says. “I love them very, very much and it has deeply distressed me and hurt me to see the horrible things that have gone on here over the years. I just readily said yes because I want to do anything I can to help this congregation.”