UPDATED: Prayer for Bill Hurley
Dear RBC Family,
We want to let you know that our Missions Director, Bill Hurley, unexpectedly disappeared on July 19. We know very little about the circumstances of his disappearance. Below is a recent statement from his son, Billy Hurley III:
Last Sunday, nine days ago, my dad took some clothes, he took some cash, he got in his truck and drove away and no one has heard from him since. So he’s been gone about nine days, I guess. No one really knows why. It’s complete speculation as to why he left.
He’s been married to my mom for 30-plus years. You know, they still live in the house that I grew up in in Leesburg and I’m just hoping that there’s a story – that maybe he goes to pgatour.com to check my tee time or check my score and sees this and understands that dad, we love you and we want you to come home.
We would ask you to please be in prayer for Bill’s safe return and for his family as they await news of his whereabouts. We will post any updates here as they become available.
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7/28 – Here is a missing persons bulletin from the Leesburg Police Department asking for public assistance in locating Bill.
7/31 – According to the LCPD and other reports, Bill was located safe and sound this afternoon in Texas after someone recognized him and contacted local authorities, who confirmed his identity. We are thankful to God that Bill is safe, but we do not have any further details at this time. We would ask that you avoid speculation and please continue to be in prayer for him and his family.
8/2 – Our Executive Pastor, Ed Nalle, gave a brief update on Bill to our congregation and we spent some time in prayer together for Bill and his family. If you missed services this weekend, you can watch the update and prayer below.
8/7 – Pastor Mike is releasing the following video in hopes that Bill will watch it and come home.
8/13 – We have some very difficult news to share with you. As most of you likely know, Bill Hurley, our Missions Director here at RBC, unexpectedly disappeared about a month ago. It was discovered yesterday that Bill died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while apparently on his way back to Virginia. You can read more here.
8/14 – We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of prayers and sympathy from so many who knew and loved Bill. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill Hurley will be held at Reston Bible Church on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:30am EDT. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, condolences to the family may be made in the form of donations to the Reston Bible Church Missions Fund. Letters of sympathy and encouragement to the family may be sent to:
The Hurley Family
c/o Reston Bible Church
45650 Oakbrook Court
Dulles, VA 20166
For those who cannot attend, we will livestream Bill’s service.
10 thoughts on “UPDATED: Prayer for Bill Hurley”
I just saw the son, PGA Golfer, making a plea to people about his Dad. This is a terrible thing whatever the story. We went to Reston Bible Church at one time. I pray that there is good ending to this story. I will pray.
My prayers are with all the family as we pray for Bill’s return.
Hope Bill sees this on Facebook and realizes how much he is missed.
We are deeply concerned and are praying with you for the safe return of our very good friend and brother. We also are praying for the family and the church fellowship.
IF this applies, it’s never too late to turn around. We’ve all had our moments.
Thanks to Jesus for prayer lines that work on any device.
Thoughts and prayers for Bill and his family. Bill was a special part of my husband, Danny Stovall’s, life when we lived in Virginia and attended RBC. He gave Danny’s eulogy in 2002 and was such a blessing to my kids and me during that difficult time. Please come home, Bill. Families are so very special and I know yours must be really missing you and concerned for you. Linda Stovall
All of us RBC International Partners love Bill and Cheryl and join you in praying for a soon and positive conclusion to this situation.
Our entire family and our Naval Academy extended family all are praying for the safe return of Bill to his home. We need him in so many ways. We are boldly confident that God has all this under full and total control and is using the entire situation to further His kingdom and His Glory!!!
My prayers for you all church and family. I will miss you much Bill. You are great. Will see you in Heaven. You blessed my life much.
Wow… what an exemplary church. Such mature believer leaders! In the pain there is such a revelation of what is at the core of the broken people we all are–battered and bruised we all need to call out to the real and present hope of Christ daily. This may be RBC’s moment of clarity of true Christianity to their community! My prayers are with the staff and congregation.