James MacDonald Was Being Paid $1 Million by Harvest Bible Chapel as Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Terminates Church’s Membership

James MacDonald, founder of Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago, who was recently fired under a cloud of financial abuse, was allegedly being paid nearly a million dollars per year in regular salary, had access to approximately a million more in discretionary spending, and is currently […]

Harvest Bible Chapel Suffers 40 Percent Drop in Tithes and Offerings, Membership Down 3,500 After Scandal Involving Founding Pastor James MacDonald

Officials at the multicampus Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago urged faithful supporters to give to the ministry after reporting a drop in membership of 3,500 as well as a 40 percent dip in tithes and offering a month after the firing of founding Pastor James MacDonald.

Counseling Recommended for Bill Hybels, Changes Advised to Improve Willow Creek Community Church’s Culture After Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct Allegations

An independent group convened to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Hybels, founder of the Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago, called them “credible” and recommended counseling for him as well as a raft of changes to improve the organizational culture at the church […]