The 19 Kids and Counting family kept their religious affiliations under wraps since the premiere of their reality show in September 2008. However, Jinger Vuolo (née Duggar) detailed in her forthcoming memoir how she separated herself from her family’s beliefs and revealed that the reality TV stars follow the non-denominational religious organization, Institute in Basic Life Principles. The Counting On alum went as far as to compare brother Josh Duggar to IBLP’s founder Bill Gothard – but who is Bill? Keep reading for everything we know about the religious leader.
What Is IBLP?
The Institute in Basic Life Principles is a non-denominational Christian organization established by Gothard in 1961, originally launched under the name Campus Teams. In 1974, the name was changed to Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts or IBYC, before landing on IBLP.
According to the institution’s website, IBLP “was established for the purpose of introducing people to the Lord Jesus Christ,” adding that they are “dedicated” to providing others with a “clear institution and training on how to…