Megachurch becomes biggest in America to appoint a female lead pastor.
Since "no one person can replace" Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, the influential megachurch has named two people: its current executive pastor Heather Larson and teaching pastor Steve Carter. Hybels announced on Saturday that the pair will succeed him as lead pastors when he steps down in October 2018. The historic transition will make Willow Creek one of the largest churches in America with a woman in the lead pastor position, as well as the only major evangelical megachurch with male-female lead pastors who aren't married. continue reading >>