His Sunday services were televised by 1953. He began with a renovated theater and eventually built the $4 million domed, 5,000-seat nondenominational Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The cathedral included velvet drapes, a hydraulic stage and a cross covered with thousands of red, white and blue light bulbs.
His ministry eventually expanded to include a Mackinac Island, Michigan, campus used for religious education and a 23-story Akron office tower.
The broadcast, also called “Cathedral of Tomorrow,” developed into a mixture of preaching and music, with Humbard’s wife, Maude Aimee, an accomplished gospel singer, and the Cathedral Quartet as regular performers.
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