Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association.

The best-selling author of more than twenty books, including The Power of a WhisperAxiomHoly DiscontentJust Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer RevolutionCourageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in equipping and training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church.

Hybels received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. He and his wife, Lynne, have two children and two grandsons.

Articles + Resources


Exponential 2012: Bill Hybels & Family

At the 2012 Exponential conference, Bill Hybels and his family were interviewed on stage about how their lives were impacted…

Rethinking Commission

In this main session from Exponential East 2014, Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and 39-year veteran…


Bill Hybels Main Session Exponential 2007

2007 Exponential Conference Main Session with Bill Hybels.  Every new church has EXPONENTIAL POTENTIAL.  Reproducing local churches are the hope…