Analysis of the Financial Audit of Harvest Bible Chapel and Concerns Which Exist

Harvest Bible Chapel released its financial audit on November 21, 2019. This post is an analysis of the audit. From IRS law that was broken to the question if money laundering took place at Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a disturbing report that could possibly be much stronger when you see the issues this blog raises about Wagenmaker & Oberly. In the end because of the current political climate that white evangelicals helped create, the IRS will not take any action and James MacDonald will walk and get away with these alleged financial crimes. Continue reading

Why the EFCA Needs to Discuss Spiritual Abuse and How John Secrest Can Be the Point Person on this Topic

The EFCA needs to start to have a discussion about spiritual abuse. From EFCA One, to blog posts and district conferences its time for the national EFCA to begin to discuss spiritual abuse. Inside the denomination there is one individual who should lead the discussion and guide it. John Secrest is an EFCA pastor who went through the dark Harvest Bible Chapel scandal, and yet he’s the perfect candidate to lead the EFCA in a discussion about spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

EFCA’s Village Church of Barrington in Illinois Distances Itself from the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability

David W Jones leads the Village Church of Barrington. Situated outside of Chicago this is a church in the Great Lakes District of the EFCA. As the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal unfolded David Jones church made a decision to distance itself from the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. This is a post that I have been wanting to do for a while as it touches on many topics that The Wondering Eagle has written about.  Continue reading

Harvest Bible Chapel Goes From Being Suspended in March of 2019 by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability to Being Terminated in April of 2019

This is a look at the relationship between Harvest Bible Chapel and ECFA from late 2018 until a few days ago. ECFA found Harvest in good standing in December. Then they were suspended in March and finally terminated in April. What happened in December of 2018? Did Jeff Sharda and Jeff Smith engage in fraud and attempted to mislead ECFA?  Continue reading