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Bob Jones University, Hillsong, Willow Creek Church, and Harvest Bible Chapel

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ONE YEAR AGO: On March 31, 2023, MinistryWatch reported that Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit, the school’s first president from outside the Jones family, resigned just four months after his contract was renewed for another three years. Read more here.

THREE YEARS AGO:  On April 12, 2021, MinistryWatch reported that Hillsong said it would “pause” all operations at its Dallas location, citing leadership failures. Read more here.

FOUR YEARS AGO:  On April 16, 2020, MinistryWatch reported that Willow Creek Church named David Dummitt to be its new pastor following several years of tumult that resulted in the departure of founding pastor Bill Hybels and many others in senior leadership. Read more here.

FIVE YEARS AGOOn April 17, 2019, MinistryWatch reported that the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability had revoked the membership of Harvest Bible Chapel after months of controversy surrounding its pastor James MacDonald. Read more here.

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Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts is a freelance writer who holds a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University. She has home schooled her three children and is happily married to her husband of 25 years.