Lead pastor Heather Larson announced that she was resigning immediately. The churchâ€™s elder board announced that its members would also step down in an orderly fashion by the end of 2018.
Steve Carter, the churchâ€™s lead teaching pastor, had already resigned on Sunday, saying he could no longer continue at the church in â€śgood conscience.â€ť
At tonightâ€™s Willow family meeting, elder Missy Rasmussen said she and other church leaders had been blinded by their faith in their founding pastor and had failed to hold Hybels accountable.
â€śWe trusted Bill, and this clouded our judgment,â€ť she said. ...