Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Churchin South Barrington, Illinois, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given
prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership
for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local
church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on
strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth.
An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20
books, including Axiom, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, and The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary
Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his
wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.