Walk in the Word, a Black Budget at Harvest Bible Chapel and Finances that Resemble a Criminal Syndicate More Than a Ministry

This is a post that looks at James MacDonald’s Walk in the Word Ministry. It appears in 2013 that it was folded into Harvest Bible Chapel. The question to be asked is if James’ Walk in the Word salary was added to his Harvest Bible Chapel salary. In addition sources provided The Wondering Eagle with the salary information for the MacDonald clan in the 2015 timeframe. Plus there is also the issue of the “black budget” which allegedly has been used by the XLT to pay off people and buy their silence. In studying and writing about the financials of Harvest Bible Chapel the question to be asked is the following. Why are the financials reminiscent of a criminal syndicate? Why can’t James MacDonald be transparent?
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The Camp Fire in California, Paradise Evangelical Free and a Plea for Assistance

The worst fire in California history deeply devastates Paradise Evangelical Free in Paradise, California. While 150 individuals from the congregation survived the fast moving fire, nearly everyone lost their home. In this situation Paradise Evangelical Free is requesting help and the national EFCA is rising to the occasion. This blog deeply supports relief efforts and hopes that others who read this post can offer assistance to help Paradise Evangelical Free rise from the ashes of this disaster. Continue reading

As Harvest Bible Chapel Implodes The Wondering Eagle is Recommending City of Joy Church

About six miles away from Harvest Bible Chapel Elgin is another church that consists of many former Harvest members. City of Joy is led by RT Maldaner and is young but the reports I am hearing about this organization are good. For those looking for a reformed alternative this blog is going to encourage people to attend City of Joy.  Continue reading

Jeff Parham of Harvest Bible Chapel is Reported to the Elgin Police for Embezzlement, and Why James MacDonald Will Likely Not Allow a Full Audit

Jeff Parham was reported to the Elgin Police by Harvest Bible Chapel for suspected theft. The original case report was given to The Wondering Eagle. Despite what is said about performing an audit its this blogger’s belief that James MacDonald doesn’t want a full audit given the financial problems at Harvest Bible Chapel.  Continue reading

Harvest Bible Chapel Elgin, “General Contractor James MacDonald”, and $20 Million Dollars of Wasted Money in Steel

Harvest Bible Chapel in Elgin, Illinois started out as a gift from Hobby Lobby’s owners. What happened afterward shows the carelessness and reckless nature of James MacDonald. James MacDonald took control of the expansion project after driving people away. As a result of his actions Harvest allegedly wasted $20 million dollars in steel. The other question to be asked is this, did James MacDonald violate Illinois law?   Continue reading

A Look at Rockpoint Church’s Political Comments on their Church Blog. A Gentle Reminder to the EFCA that they Need to Follow the Johnson Amendment

Senior Pastor Roy Fruits wrote a polarizing blog post that flirted with politics in the pulpit after the 2016 election. This is a look at what the pastor from the EFCA’s Rockpoint Church in Lake Elmo, Minnesota said. This post is a gentle reminder in the current election season that the Johnson Amendment prohibits politics being done from the pulpit. If this blog finds examples of EFCA churches that violate the Johnson Amendment I will report them to some of the atheist organizations I have interacted with.  Continue reading

Documenting Roy Fruits Political Commentary Through Rockpoint Church in Lake Elmo, Minnesota on the 2016 Election and the Supreme Court

This post is the first of two posts. This post preserves a political commentary that comes close to violating the Johnson Amendment. Senior Pastor Roy Fruits wrote a post on the church blog after the 2016 election about politics, the Supreme Court and God. This post at The Wondering Eagle captures this post for both discussion and historical purposes.  Continue reading