Breaking News: Willow Creek Church Sends Christmas Gifts to Every Inmate in Illinois

ChurchLeaders | 12/7/2017 | Staff
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Once again, Willow Creek Church in Barrington, Illinois, leads the way in modeling for other churches. Their noble act? Sending Christmas gifts to every inmate in Illinois. The church’s volunteers are ensuring that every single inmate in the state of Illinois will receive a special Christmas gift bag.

According to an article on, founding pastor Bill Hybels told the church: “I follow God’s son, Jesus Christ, who was blindingly clear about how I should engage with prisoners,” he told the church. “If I had passed away at 55 despite all that clear training and additionally because I’m a pastor, I would’ve had to explain to God that I didn’t pray for prisoners, that I had never visited one, I had never lifted a finger to...
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