“It has been said, ‘Show me a person’s checkbook and I can tell you what he cares about.’” – Social Action, 1964 (Barry Bowen – Trinity Foundation) James MacDonald, the controversial former pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC), is attempting … Continue reading
“MacDonald alleged in his letter that the “cruel illegalities” he suffered at Harvest’s hands were the result of “three factions” that conspired against him.” (Julie Roys – Roys Report) Disgraced pastor, James MacDonald, yesterday posted—and hours later deleted—a statement accusing Harvest … Continue reading
“From January 2016 through mid-February 2019, [the disgraced pastor] MacDonald’s spending included $170,851 on hunting and fishing trips; $139,502 on meals and entertainment; and over $94,000 for clothing and eyewear. The church maintained two private checking accounts that gave MacDonald … Continue reading
Julie Roys reminds us that “Last November, the elders at Harvest Bible Chapel formally disqualified MacDonald from public ministry, saying his behavior did not meet the standards for leadership outlined in Scripture.” MacDonald hasn’t taken the Harvest Bible Church elder’s … Continue reading
“In the new lawsuit, MacDonald is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from both Muller and WLS parent company, Cumulus Media, for several counts of defamation, invasion of privacy, inflicting emotional distress, and eavesdropping.” (Julie Roys) Barely a month after … Continue reading
According to Stoner, some of the $1.9 million may have been legitimate church expenses. “But too often, there is insufficient documentation or no documentation at all to confirm the intent of the payment,” he said. “And it appears the decisions … Continue reading
“We have communicated to James that he needs to find a small group of godly brothers to restore him biblically in the spirit of gentleness. He needs an extended period of time away from ministry in order to focus on … Continue reading
On Sunday, my husband, Neal, attended New Life Covenant’s 10 a.m. service … After the service, Neal approached Marrero and engaged him in conversation. However, Neal said that when he identified himself and inquired about James MacDonald speaking at the … Continue reading
“Great days of triumph and victory always follow days of testing – we look forward to sharing with you in brand new ways – all the Lord has been teaching us and what His calling is for us.” (Brandon Showalter … Continue reading
“When I heard that (MacDonald) was crazy enough to ask someone else to basically do the same thing . . . I figured, okay, this guy’s unhinged. This is a problem. It’s a pattern here.” (Julie Roys) Chicago radio personality, Mancow … Continue reading
“Last week, Harvest’s elder board and church leadership team reported that Harvest’s mortgage lender had refused to allow the church to release any assets to MacDonald, including intellectual property, physical property, or cash. The board added that its lender’s decision … Continue reading
“From 2014-2018, Harvest gave Walk in the Word more than $6 million worth of free television broadcast time According to Harvest’s 2016 Financial Statement, Harvest sold its property in Aurora, Illinois, to TBN for $15,600,000 in 2014. But TBN paid … Continue reading
“These expenditures were in addition to MacDonald’s salary, which the church continues to keep private. However, Dave Corning, a founding elder who chaired the elder board for 21 years, told me that in 2009, MacDonald was making a combined $550,000 … Continue reading
“For the past year, I’ve been writing about the evangelical “celebrity machine” or “industrial complex”—a network of Christian media, publishers, and ministry “partners,” which rely on each other for promotion, book deals, conference invites, networking, and income. In the best … Continue reading
On February 8 we posted “Mancow Announces ‘James MacDonald Is No Longer A Part Of Harvest Bible Chapel.’” We promised to keep our readers updated on the ongoing James MacDonald saga. News came Wednesday morning that Harvest Bible Church released … Continue reading
“Given our desire to be patient with the process, we elected not to publish last night. However, this morning, Mancow Muller made the following announcement on his radio program. And as has been our practice as of late, we are … Continue reading
In an addendum to the elder email, MacDonald wrote a short note admitting to battling “cycles of injustice, hurt, anger, and fear which have wounded others without cause.” He added that he has “carried great shame about this pattern” and … Continue reading
Apprising Ministries shares this interesting video clip where MacDonald informs us he has “various common ministry interests” with TBN’s new head Matt Crouch.
Apprising Ministries shows you the evidence within this piece in case it suddenly disappears and explains why there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever the wise minister would risk sending his flock to an outright heretic.
Apprising Ministries takes a look at a 2005 Pastors.com article that actually sheds a lot of light upon the later to come Elephant Room 2.
Apprising Ministries now brings to your attention that these concerns seem to be growing.
In this new piece Apprising Ministries provides necessary background and then points you to some rather disturbing information over at The Elephant’s Debt website.
Apprising Ministries now brings you up to speed on this developing issue.
Apprising Ministries originally broke this story about The Elephant’s Debt website and now brings you the latest information.
Apprising Ministries shows you in this piece why such as these are in fact merging onto the same broad track.