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Head elders to step down at Harvest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/18/19, 11:09 am

Members of the executive committee of elders at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago announced Saturday they will resign in the coming months as the church attempts to recover from a leadership crisis that culminated with the firing of Senior Pastor James MacDonald last week.

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Inside the Iglesia family

Religion | With millions of members, the Iglesia ni Cristo might be the largest religious sect you’ve never heard of—and critics claim it governs by intimidation and violence
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/19, 10:56 am

NEW YORKIt’s a group with millions of members and at least 7,000 congregations in more than 100 countries, and it claims to be the only true church. Most Americans don’t know about the Iglesia ni Cristo, or “Church of Christ,” with its gleaming, spire-topped buildings that have popped up everywhere from South Korea to South Africa.

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Harvest removes MacDonald as senior pastor

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/13/19, 10:53 am

The elders of Harvest Bible Chapel fired James MacDonald as senior pastor of the Chicago megachurch after a radio show aired audio Tuesday of vulgar and inflammatory comments MacDonald made against Christianity Today leadership and journalist Julie Roys.

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