Steve Gillen

Steve Gillen is the acting senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Steve has served as the Lead Pastor of Willow Creek’s North Shore campus since 2008. He has been on staff with Willow Creek for more than 20 years, helping to build ministries like Axis, and has cultivated a heart for evangelism through community outreach events in the North Shore area.

Steve was born and raised in Missouri. As a middle schooler, he felt God’s strong calling to become a pastor. Shortly after graduating from college, he began working at Willow Creek where he has seen God’s hand at work in the lives of his friends and neighbors.

Steve and his wife, Kami, have two kids, one entering middle school and one entering high school this fall. Steve asks that you pray for him during this season, that first and foremost, he would be a great husband and father while loving and serving God and this church well.