Harvest Bible Chapel Update: The Elephant’s Debt is Fully Funded, Julie Roys in Discovery is Asking for James MacDonald’s Tax Returns From 1995 Through 2018

The Elephant’s Debt is fully funded as a result of generous financial gifts that ex-Harvest Bible Chapel members and attenders have provided. Also worth noting is that Julie Roys as a part of discovery requested James and Kathy MacDonald’s Illinois and federal tax returns to be made available.  Will the lawsuit be withdrawn is the question this blog would like to ask? After all the last thing James MacDonald wants is for financial mishandling allegations to be confirmed.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die

John 11:25 NIV

On October 26, 2018 I wrote a post asking people to support The Elephant’s Debt’s blog financially. James MacDonald had responded to The Elephant’s Debt by taking legal action against the blog and accusing it of defamation. The post I wrote was, “Helping to Offset the Legal Costs for The Elephant’s Debt Lawsuit from James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel.” There has been good news in this area that needs to be shared. A Go Fund Me that was established to reach $10,000 to give Ryan Mahoney and Scott Bryant legal funding to defend themselves in the lawsuit. That Go Fund Me campaign has been successful and as of December 7, 2018 there has been $10,475 that has been raised. If you would still like to support The Elephant’s Debt you can do so here.


Update with Julie Roys in Discovery Process

There has also been news with Julie Roys. James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel also went after Julie Roys in the lawsuit. On November 14, 2018 the counsel representing Julie Roys filed a document called “Request for Productions to Plaintiffs.” As a part of discovery Julie Roys is requesting the state and federal tax returns for James and Kathy MacDonald. James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel have 28 days to provide a response. The question I would like to pose is the following. Will James MacDonald cancel or withdraw the lawsuit? After all the last thing MacDonald wants is for sensitive information confirming financial mishandling to be exposed in a discovery process. Time will tell what will happen in this area, but I think James is trying to intimidate people and the last thing he wants is for people to poke around into the finances of Harvest Bible Chapel.

One thought on “Harvest Bible Chapel Update: The Elephant’s Debt is Fully Funded, Julie Roys in Discovery is Asking for James MacDonald’s Tax Returns From 1995 Through 2018

  1. My prediction was Harvest would be very sorry for filing this lawsuit. I am not a lawyer, but I’m not ignorant of the what goes on in lawsuits, either.

    I believe the arrogance of Harvest is unlimited. (By the way, the last time I researched it, I found out the estimated value of Rick Donald’s house was close to a half million dollars.)

    I’m not surprised they arrogantly asked to not provide the records, and I’m not surprised they withdrew the lawsuit.

    In my humble opinion, the lawsuit was filed as an unChristian act of intimidation.

    I keep asking Moody why they keep MacDonald on their air.


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