The move comes as Harvest transitions to a new board of elders this week and prepares to move forward under new leaders.
Harvest Bible Chapel apologizes as it installs new elder board
by: Emily McFarlan MillerCHICAGO, May 3, 2019 (RNS) — Harvest Bible Chapel has apologized both privately and publicly to a freelance journalist and two bloggers whom it sued last fall.Read More
The council pointed to “significant violations” of several of its financial standards...
ECFA ousts Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel
by: Emily McFarlan MillerCHICAGO, April 18, 2019 (RNS) — The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), a Christian financial watchdog group, has terminated the membership of Harvest Bible Chapel. TheRead More
His departure follows years of controversy over MacDonald’s leadership style and the church’s finances.
James MacDonald fired as pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel by church elders
by: Bob Smietana, Feb 13, 2019 (RNS) — James MacDonald, the embattled pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, has been fired by the suburban Chicago megachurch he founded three decades ago.Read More
The move comes a week after Harvest dropped a defamation lawsuit against two bloggers, their wives and a freelance reporter...
James MacDonald on “indefinite sabbatical” from Harvest amid renewed criticism
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Jan 16, 2019 CHICAGO (RNS) – Pastor James MacDonald will take an “indefinite sabbatical from all preaching and leadership” at Harvest Bible Chapel, the influential Chicago-areaRead More