The Harvest Bible Chapel Cult is at it again. Led by the Cult-master Pastor James MacDonald, they are wasting donors money in court and continue to lose.
On December 18th Julie Roys’ blog posted an article that contained actual text messages from elders and leaders of Harvest Bible Chapel. This text messages paint a very ugly picture of Pastor James MacDonald. It discusses James’ lies, deception and his anger issues. It talks about how the Harvest Bible Chapel Cult have covered it up for years. Bowing down to Pastor James and never holding him accountable.
James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel thought it would be a good idea to file for an emergency motion to try and hide the facts. Again attacking 1st Amendment rights and again abusing more of their donors money. The judge denied Harvest’s motion. Making the score Julie Roys & The Elephant Debt – 2 and the fraud of a church Harvest Bible Chapel and James MacDonald – 0. How much more of donors money is Harvest Bible going to waste on their unbiblical and frivolous lawsuit?
Here is a portion of Julie’s article:
No church would ever allow their Sr Pastor and leadership team to act over a long period of time with such a blatant lack of transparency or in a culture of fear. . . . We were told by James in a meeting that HBC paid for the systems upgrade and they were giving it to us for free (yet we were charge(d) $500K), we were never told that 10% of our funds were given to WITW (Walk in the Word), we were never told that the bylaws of our organization were changed in 2014 . . . we were never told about a 100 year lease the HBF was signatory to or that the HBF would be paying operating expenses for the training center in Croton (including staff), we were never told that designated funds for Harvest Gives were being held and not paid out… do I need to go on. . . .
I know not one pastor who cares that James lives in a $4-$5 million* dollar house, what they care about is his publicly lying about it and the lengths he went to hide it (all while he was president of our organization). Where is the integrity in that? . . .
There are too many people in our fellowship who know too much, who have seen too much of James. They have seen how employees have been treated, they have been in rooms where they have been berated or seen others berated, they have heard about his blow up at HCA (Harvest Christian Academy), the blowup at the Sr pastors retreat, the blowup at our leadership meeting in downtown Chicago, they have sat in restaurants when he has dressed down servers, they have heard the stories from the many ex-employees scattered around the country, from the ex-elders who have left because they could not in good conscience stay in that culture anymore. 1 Tim 3:2 says, “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach…” You are dealing with 100+ pastors who know that passage. We are not perfect, we do not expect James to be perfect. What we have seen and experienced is not above reproach . . .” – Bill Borinstein
For more info you can check out Julie’s blog here: JulieRoys.com