Brian White from The Great Commission Collective responded to my email asking for a statement on the situation with Garrett Higbee. You can read his email in this post. Feel free to process it and discuss below.
“I can’t really comment on rumors.”
In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalm 56:4 NIV
After writing “Will the Great Commission Collective Investigate Garrett Higbee’s Ethical Issues in Light of His Spying for James MacDonald?” I contacted Brian White of Harvest Bible Chapel North Indy. Brian leads The Great Commission Collective as its Executive Director. I asked for a statement about the issues with Garrett Higbee, and below is the email I received. I am not going to offer any commentary, what I would like to do is hear your thoughts on this response. Feel free to discuss it below.
My name is David Bonner and I write a blog called The Wondering Eagle. The Wondering Eagle deals with atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and modern evangelicalism. For the past several months I have been writing about the implosion of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago and the issues with James MacDonald. During that time I have been approached about past issues in Biblical Soul Care and concerns expressed that confidential information in Soul Care was collected for James MacDonald. This blog was validated when Julie Roys wrote about how Garrett Higbee spied for James MacDonald. This occurred when he was the Executive Director of Biblical Soul Care at Harvest Bible Chapel.
The Wondering Eagle is requesting a statement from The Great Commission Collective, or yourself as a pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel North Indy. Will Garrett Higbee be investigated for ethical misconduct? Is The Great Commission Collective troubled that its head Pastoral Care operated in an un-ethical way on behalf of James MacDonald? I am requesting a statement by Friday May 31, 2019. I would like to publish a statement from The Great Commission Collective. In addition after May 31, I am going to publish this email as well.
Please take care, I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for the email regarding your blog and your questions regarding Dr. Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective. I apologize for the delay in response but I wanted to let you know that I did receive your note through my church email address.
While we respect the opinion and work of bloggers and other Christians who are searching out truth in various situations, Great Commission Collective does not release statements through individuals, personal blogs or other individual social media accounts. I appreciate your respectful request but we will not be releasing a statement in response to your inquiry.
For the Kingdom,
Great Commission Collective