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Harvest Bible Chapel Apologizes as it Installs New Elder Board

Harvest Bible Chapel Apologizes as it Installs New Elder Board
Harvest Bible Chapel has apologized both privately and publicly to a freelance journalist and two bloggers whom it sued last fall.

Harvest Announces Executive Committee Will Resign, More Changes after MacDonald Fired

Harvest Announces Executive Committee Will Resign, More Changes after MacDonald Fired
Harvest Bible Chapel, an embattled Chicago-area megachurch, announced this past weekend that the executive committee of its elders will resign.

James MacDonald: 7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall

James MacDonald: 7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall
Within weeks, one of my heroes has fallen, and some of my friends in pastoral ministry have taken detours in their destiny as well. Failings among leaders are becoming an epidemic. No one is beyond the reach of Satan’s grasp.

Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Founder and Lead Pastor James MacDonald

Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Founder and Lead Pastor James MacDonald
After announcing his “indefinite sabbatical” only one month ago, Harvest Bible Chapel announced Wednesday morning that they have fired founder and lead pastor James MacDonald.

Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Florida Campus Pastor for Asking Elders Not to Let James MacDonald Preach During His Sabbatical

Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Florida Campus Pastor for Asking Elders Not to Let James MacDonald Preach During His Sabbatical
Harvest Bible Chapel fired a Florida campus Pastor this week after he asked them not to allow James MacDonald to preach at his church during his sabbatical.

Harvest Bible Chapel Announces that Lead Pastor James MacDonald Will Take an 'Indefinite Sabbatical'

Harvest Bible Chapel Announces that Lead Pastor James MacDonald Will Take an 'Indefinite Sabbatical'
Less than a week after dropping their lawsuit against three critics of the church, Harvest Bible Chapel has announced that its founder and lead pastor James MacDonald will be taking an “indefinite sabbatical.”

Harvest Bible Chapel to Drop Defamation Case against Critics

Harvest Bible Chapel to Drop Defamation Case against Critics
Harvest Bible Chapel filed a defamation lawsuit in October 2018 against three critics, but on Tuesday, after the court denied their request to keep certain documents confidential, the megachurch decided to drop the case.

Harvest Bible Chapel Staff Member Accused of Stealing over $250,000

Harvest Bible Chapel Staff Member Accused of Stealing over $250,000
Harvest Bible Chapel recently informed their congregation that the church’s Chief Information Officer defrauded the church. While the email to the congregation did not reveal the amount, the police report filed with the Elgin Police Department alleges that he stole more than $270,000 from the church.

James MacDonald, Church File Defamation Suit against Bloggers

James MacDonald, Church File Defamation Suit against Bloggers
Pastor James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel sued a blog and a radio host in October, alleging they spread false information and caused upwards of 2,000 people to leave the church, according to Christianity Today.

Pastor James MacDonald Disguises Himself as Homeless Man to Measure Church's Compassion

Pastor James MacDonald Disguises Himself as Homeless Man to Measure Church's Compassion
Illinois megachurch Pastor James MacDonald recently performed a social experiment with his church and the results blew him away.