Willow Creek Church, a large and influential church located near Chicago, has been the focus of growing allegations of sexual misconduct and inadequate responses to congregants’ complaints. Former pastor Bill Hybels resigned in April after numerous allegations of inappropriate conduct with coworkers became public. To compound the matter, church officials have been accused of not believing the accusers and running a flawed investigation. Citing a loss of trust, the entire Board of Elders has resigned to give the church a chance at a fresh start.
The scandal has gone beyond the church itself. The …read more