Randy Williams: James MacDonald is “Trying to Run a Cult and Control the Masses”

At her blog Julie Roys had a deeply disturbing post that was a follow up to her expose of James MacDonald Harvest Bible Chapel. The post is about a text exchange between Harvest Elder Randy Williams and a number of other individuals. James MacDonald is accused of trying to control the masses and run a cult.

“This update and all that it represents is beyond my comprehension of anything but an attempt to run a cult and control the masses.”

Randy Williams in a text

“The problem is James. His control, his manipulation, his anger, his torching of others to protect his reputation, the wake of his irresponsible financial stewardship and direction of his organization. The continued manipulation of people and narratives. The problem is James.”

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Luke 2:1, 4-5 NIV


Julie Roys at her blog has a very interesting story about Harvest Bible Chapel and James MacDonald. The information was obtained by Julie Roys through a subpoena as a result of a lawsuit she is involved in. It is about a text exchange between Randy Williams, and four to five other elders who make decisions at Harvest Bible Chapel. The others are Brian White, Bill Borinstein, David Wisen, and Earl Seals. In the text exchange Randy Williams explains that he is recusing himself from the executive committee because he is tired of he deceitfulness and manipulation. In response to an Elder Update, Williams states that James MacDonald is trying to control the masses and run a cult. This is a deeply penetrating post at Julie Roys blog. I would encourage you to read her post in full at, “Harvest Elder Accuses Church Leaders of “Deceitfulness and Manipulation” and Attempting to “Run a Cult”.”