Churches | Sad times at Willow Creek Church show the importance of church community and daily dependence on God’s mercy
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/27/18, 04:56 pm
These are hard days for members of Willow Creek Community Church. The Chicago-area megachurch is grappling with reports that its decadeslong pastor, Bill Hybels, made inappropriate advances toward several women.
Hybels denied the allegations, but told his congregation, “I placed myself in situations that would have been far wiser to avoid.” He had planned to retire in October after 40 years of ministry, but stepped down from his post in early April.