Christianity Today wrote the feature The Man Behind The Megachurch. It was about “Dr. B” as he is affectionately known. While faculty at Trinity International University and Professor Emeritus Wheaton College for 20 years, he mentored many students, including Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, now the second largest church in the nation. Dr. Bilezikian is one of 4 founding leaders of the megachurch, and even today, is revered and loved. “Bilezikian’s influence at the huge seeker sensitive church cannot be overestimated.
There would be no Willow Creek, no small groups without Gilbert Bilezikian,” Bill Hybels says.