Here’s the link. My guess is that they know they have messed up. I believe the victims of Bill Hybels. I also believe that Bill Hybels has some serious personal issues that have been allowed to go on for years without caring leaders confronting him honestly.
Elders and pastors at Willow Creek Community Church issued public apologies this weekend about the church’s handling of allegations of misconduct against its founder, Bill Hybels.
Steve Carter, the lead teaching pastor of the South Barrington megachurch, said on his personal blog Friday night that he told church elders he believed the church had mishandled allegations against Hybels and the subsequent investigation of those claims.
He said he had “personally reached out to and connected with several of the victims” to hear their stories and apologize for the way they and their families have been treated.
“I recognize that I am not blameless in this,” he said. “I take full responsibility for my actions that contributed to the injustice that was done to these women.”
On Saturday night, lead pastor Heather Larson followed suit and delivered a separate apology from the pulpit.