Bettina Zabel

June 7, 2015

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Bettina, I am 36, have been married to my husband Adam, for 8 years, am a stay at home mother of 3, whom I homeschool, and a stepmother to an 11 year old.  I currently am not involved in any part of IBLP’s ministries and haven’t been for over 15 years, however, during a period of my teen years, Bill Gothard was my legal guardian. I wanted to write this letter in response to the accusations made toward Bill Gothard.

Over the last couple of years… Read More



LindaTo Whom it May Concern,

I worked at the Oak Brook Headquarters of the Institute in Basic Life Principles from November of 1971 through May of 1980. During many of those years I worked in the Northwoods for one or two weeks a month. The other times I worked at Oak Brook and also traveled to work on registration teams in various cities where the Basic Seminars were held. I was busy and totally fulfilled as a young woman, but my greatest joy was that I was serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through this ministry. I knew He had called me to this work.

Everything that Bill taught me was consistent… Read More