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ECFA Revokes Harvest Bible Chapel’s Membership

(UPDATED) Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch was in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Update (April 17): Harvest Bible Chapel has lost its standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), months after controversy over founding pastor James MacDonald culminated with his firing.

The ECFA board voted today to terminate the Chicago-area church’s membership status due to “significant violations” to 4 out of 7 of the association’s financial standards, citing “direct and substantial evidence” uncovered in the past week.

Jeremy Weber

Director of Christianity Today's global expansion: the best of Christian thought worldwide, applied to current events.