|Celebrated Name:||Bill Hybels|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Bill Hybels (formerly, William Hybels)|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 December 1951|
|Birth Place:||Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lynne Hybels (m. 1974)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Shauna Niequist and Todd Hybels)|
|Is Bill Hybels Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American Church Figure and Author|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$45 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
Bill Hybels, who was born as William Hybels, is an incredibly popular American church figure and author. He is the founding member of the Willow Creek Community Church along with Dave Holmby. It is one of the most attended churches in the U.S., with average attendance being close to 24000 as of late 2018. He has also served as a senior pastor to the Church for a long time. Besides, he is also written several books on the theme of Christian leadership.
Maybe you know about Bill Hybels very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Bill Hybels’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Bill Hybels, (formerly, William Hybels) was born on 12 December 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. He is a Dutch-American, and he was a regular participant in the Christian Reformed Church which beliefs in Confessional, Calvinist and Evangelical theologies. His father was an entrepreneur in the field of wholesale produce, and his father’s work ethics impressed him a lot. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University, which is located near Chicago and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from TIU’s Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
In 1974, Bill Hybels married Lynne while he was still a youth pastor. Together, they have two children, a son by the name of Todd Hybels and a daughter Shauna Niequist. However, it’s worth mentioning here that he was accused of sexual misconduct on March 23, 2018, by a woman whose name was kept secret in an article released in the “Chicago Tribune,” but the woman herself told the information to be untrue later on.
On April 21, 2018, both “Chicago Tribune” and “Christianity Today” reported more misconduct allegations that were not included in the initial investigation report. In response to allegations on both the occasions, he denied the rumors. In a report mentioned in “The New York Times,” he was once again accused of sexual misconduct, but this time the accusations came from a former employee of his, but he denied the rumors once again.
In March of 2019, “The Washington Post” reported that a 6-month long independent review by four evangelical leaders did found the misconduct allegations to be credible.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 December 1951, Bill Hybels is 69 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2021. His height is 1.70 m tall, and his weight is 66 kg.
During the early 1970s, Bill Hybels was studying at Trinity International University, which was called Trinity College at the time. One day, a lecturer by the name of Gilbert Bilezikian challenged the entire class about an Acts 2-based church. He became interested in the idea and decided to leave his business aspirations for ministry.
In the year 1971, he started a youth group with friend Dave Holmbo which was named ‘Son City” while also serving as the youth pastor at South Park Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. Modern music, dramatic skits, and multimedia were combined with Bible studies, and the results were amazingly encouraging as the group members increased from 25 to 1200 in only three years.
Three years later, 300 youth waited in line to be led to Christ in service in May of 1974. Witnessing this, he started dreaming of creating a new church. The group then carried out a survey to find out the reason why people don’t go to the church. The answers helped them in deciding the right approach for the new church.
The group held its 1st service at Willow Creek Theatre in Palatine, Illinois, on October 12th of 1975. The number of people who attended the service was 125. In that service, Hybels spoke on “New Beginnings.” In only two years, the attendance of the Church grew to 2000. In 1979, there was a recommissioning of the Church, and two years later, the Church moved to its present location in South Barrington. By the beginning of 2000, 6 services were being held each weekend for 15000 people in a 352000-square foot building, and four years later, a new Worship Center was also opened.
In 1992, he launched the Willow Creek Association to link like-minded and action-oriented Churches with each other. In April 2018, he announced his resignation, saying that he didn’t want to be a distraction to the Church’s ministry and that he would also leave the board of the Willow Creek Association and that he would no longer lead the Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit.
Besides, he is also a successful author, having written books like “Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down,” “Courageous Leadership,” and more.
Awards & Achievements
Although Bill Hybels hasn’t won any award as of yet, let’s give him credit for the creation of Willow Creek Community Church, which is one of the most popular and most attended churches in North America. He was also behind the creation of the Global Leadership Summit, which was started in 1995 as an annual training event for church, ministry, and other leaders to improve their skills.
Net Worth & Salary of Bill Hybels in 2021
As of April 2021, Bill Hybels has accumulated a net worth of $45 Million. The majority of his earnings have come from being a church figure. Besides, he is an accomplished author, having written and contributed to over 20 books on the theme of Christian leadership. His books “The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond” and “Fit to Be Tied: Making Marriage Last a Lifetime” have sold a million copies worldwide. His possessions include a private jet and luxury yacht.
Bill Hybels had a very successful career, both as an American church figure and as an author. What we can all learn from his life and experiences, is that we should always try to improve on what’s already there, like the use of multimedia and other modern technologies for delivering better service in the Church. We would like to wish him all the luck for his future endeavors.