Willow Creek Association president, Tom De Vries, explains what has happened since the allegations against Bill Hybels were made and what steps we are taking as we pursue truth and justice.
On, Sunday, August 5, the New York Times released an article accusing Bill Hybels of sexual sin and abuse of power against a former executive assistant. Let us be clear, the behavior Bill has been accused of is reprehensible. For many weeks we have been working together with Willow Creek Community Church in seeking an independent investigation […]
Dear Friends Following on from our last correspondence, thank you for your prayers over the last month — they are making a difference. The elders at Willow have provided an update and WCA have written a letter. Here in the UK, we have been sensing the support and prayers of many as we continue to work out […]
Dear Friends In light of recent events at Willow Creek, I am writing this email to you as a change to our normal monthly update. By now I am sure that you will be informed – either through our previous communications or the media – that allegations have been brought on Bill Hybels’ leadership at Willow, and […]
Dear Friends We had sad news from Chicago yesterday that Bill Hybels has brought forward his retirement, which was planned for later in the year, into immediate effect. We continue to pray for Bill and his family and for Willow in the current situation – we would encourage you to read the statements or watch the meeting […]
Dear Friends You may be aware of a difficult situation which has arisen at Willow Creek Community Church in the last week. On 22 March, the Chicago Tribune published an article that alleged impropriety on the part of Bill Hybels dating back a number of years. The article cited several former Willow staff as those […]