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A popular evangelical Christian author has chimed in to support several women accusing Chicago-area megachurch pastor Bill Hybels of inappropriate sexual advances.
However, Strobel said he believes the women who have come forward with accusations against the influential pastor.
I never saw any hint of misconduct when I was there. Still, I know these women and they are Godly and credible. I believe them and weep for them. Scot McKnight is right: Hybels is known in the evangelical world for his ability to bring skeptics and seekers back to church.
Under his guidance, Willow Creek Community Church grew from a small community that worshipped in a rented movie theater to a multicampus megachurch that boasts more than 25, attendees. The behavior allegedly included extended hugs, lewd comments, and in one case an unwanted kiss and an invitation to a private hotel room.
He retired from leadership at Willow Creek in April, six months ahead of schedule. Church leaders at Willow Creek have known about the allegations against Hybels since at leastaccording to the Chicago Tribune.
Elders conducted an internal investigation of the reports, which claimed to clear Hybels of the accusations. On Monday, Willow Creek announced to its members that a council of outside Christian leaders was going to conduct a new independent investigation into the allegations.
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