James MacDonald

James MacDonald is suing critics again

"Harvest Bible Chapel’s founder and former leader James MacDonald has slapped Chicago radio personality Matthew 'Mancow' Muller with a lawsuit alleging multiple counts defamation and is seeking at least $50,000 in compensatory damages for the spread of false information which caused him emotional distress and significant harm to his reputation." - Christian Post

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Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald signals ‘early 2020’ return to ministry

"'Early in 2020, around the anniversary of my last local church sermon, we will begin considering interim preaching opportunities,' MacDonald said in a message on his ministry website, jamesmacdonaldministries.org, where he lists Vertical Church and Act Like Men as ministries that are 'coming soon.'" - Christian Post

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James MacDonald Posts Repentance Letter on Facebook

“I was, am, and will remain very sorry for the careless and hurtful words that were illegally recorded and publicized,” the apology states. “I immediately sent written apologies where appropriate, grieving what it revealed about the state of my heart at the time, as well as the hurt caused to those who trusted us to be a more consistent example of Christlikeness. I have no excuse and am truly sorry.” - Christian Headlines

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James MacDonald ‘biblically disqualified’ for ministry, says Harvest Bible

"In a statement released Sunday (Nov. 3), the church elders found MacDonald was prone to anger, 'had a pattern of improperly exercising positional and spiritual authority over others to his own advantage,' and sought to profit from the church’s ministry." - RNS

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Harvest Bible Chapel says no tithes or severance will go to former senior pastor who was fired

"No tithes, offerings or severance pay have gone to Harvest Bible Chapel’s former senior pastor, and he won’t see any in the future, according to the latest update from the popular megachurch." - Chicago Tribune

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James MacDonald used thousands from church funds on vintage car gifted to Wheaton prof Ed Stetzer

"Citing a tip published by Dee Parsons at The Wartburg Watch, independent journalist Julie Roys, confirmed in a report Tuesday that MacDonald gifted Stetzer a just under $13,000 1971 VW Beetle last April. Stetzer said he had no idea MacDonald used money from church donations to pay for the gift." - Christian Post

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Executive Leadership of Harvest Bible Chapel to Resign

"Admitting they had 'made mistakes,' members of the elder board spoke to Harvest Bible Chapel’s congregation and promised big changes are coming to the Chicago area megachurch. ....a whole lot of people are going to be resigning from positions of leadership—including all five members of the executive committee of the elder board." - Church Leaders

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