In light of reports that came out of Harvest Bible Chapel in how James MacDonald allegedly used the Vertical Church tattoo to try and control people, this blog has a research project. I would like to create a database of the staff and pastors who are currently inside or once a part of Harvest Bible Chapel who got a Vertical Church tattoo. I think it will be informative to see how many people have been influenced or controlled over the years?
“People look at my tattoos, and the majority of them are religious images, so people think, ‘Oh, he must be very religious’. I respect all religions, but I’m not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people.”
“Tattoos are like stories – they’re symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.”
2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
Revelation 16:2 NIV
This blog is announcing a project that I would like to do that might help people understand how James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel operates. The other day this blog published a story about how James MacDonald allegedly wanted his pastors in Phoenix to get the Vertical Church tattoo on a retreat. He even offered for them to do it for free. You can read about that in, “Exploring How James MacDonald Tests Cult-Like Loyalty: The “Mark of the Beast” the Vertical Tattoo. Plus a Disturbing Situation in Phoenix, Arizona. Also how Coins are Used Inside Harvest.” Since writing that article this blog has also heard that James MacDonald has allegedly paid other individuals to get a Vertical Church tattoo. That additional information bothered me and it got me thinking. How many Harvest pastors or staff have a Vertical Church tattoo? How many pastors in Phoenix, Arizona got in line to get a tattoo and what are their names? But this issue also has other implications as well. For example did James MacDonald privately tell candidates for the XLT that in order to get into that position they needed to get a Vertical Church tattoo? This is in addition to the NDA that they had to sign. Did Fred Adams get one before he became the Chief Financial Officer for Harvest Bible Chapel? Did Scott Milholland get one? These are questions I am asking aloud. Could it be that James MacDonald did this with personal staff to see who he could control? These are questions I am asking in light of the last post I wrote.
So these are the questions I would like to ask. If you know any of these answers please let me know.
- Which pastors in Harvest Bible Chapel got the Vertical tattoo? When and what led them to get a tattoo?
- Did members of the XLT also get a Vertical tattoo? When where they asked and what let them to get a tattoo?
- Any other Harvest personalities get a tattoo?
Answering these questions I think can help understand more of the problem set at Harvest Bible Chapel. It will be fascinating to know if 50 to 60 Harvest Bible Chapel pastors got tattoos from 2012 to 2016. If the XLT had tattoos that could reveal as to who James selects and how people are promoted into their position. This is me just thinking aloud. In most situations I would not care about a tattoo, and I am not trying to shame or embarrass anyone. However, after what I heard and continue to hear my interest in this topic picked up substantially. But if you know of any Harvest staff that has a Vertical tattoo please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org