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Bill Hybels Investigation Imminent as Megachurch Elders Resign

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Willow Creek Community Church Senior Pastor Bill Hybels stands before his congregation, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in South Barrington, Ill., where he announced his early retirement effective immediately, amid a cloud of misconduct allegations involving women in his congregation. (Mark Black/Daily Herald via AP)

Thursday, 09 August 2018 03:08 PM

A new investigation of megachurch founder Bill Hybels is on the way and the church's leadership is stepping down after mishandling harassment allegations against Hybels.

The Board of Elders at the massive Chicago-area evangelical Willow Creek Community Church announced Wednesday they will all leave by year's end, The Associated Press reported.

In a statement on the church's website, the elders apologized for being slow to take seriously all the women who came forward with accusations against church founder Bill Hybels.

Hybels, who resigned in April, has denied the groping allegations dating to the 1980s.

Lead pastor Heather Larson admits she made mistakes and that "trust has been broken by leadership."

Willow Creek is hosting its 23rd annual Global Leadership Summit, starting Thursday, even though several speakers backed out and over 100 churches cancelled plans to broadcast the event.

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