Announcing My Return to Radio in Chicago on June 22

After an 18-month hiatus, I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning to radio on June 22 with a new, live program on Salem Radio called The Roys Report! This weekly, call-in program will air Saturdays at 11 a.m. on AM 1160/WYLL in Chicago, and will re-air on Sundays at 7 p.m. on  AM 560/The Answer. (The program

Please Partner With Me to Expose Corruption in Evangelicalism

Over the past few months, I’ve investigated and reported stories that have prompted major leadership and institutional change at two evangelical powerhouses—the Moody Bible Institute and Harvest Bible Chapel and its many sub-ministries associated with James MacDonald. In my articles, the byline has featured my name alone. But there have been numerous others behind the

The Necessity of Beauty When Confronting Evil

How do we keep our souls healthy when we regularly see so much corruption and evil? That’s always a challenge. But I think this past season has been especially tough because we’ve seen so much corruption in a place it shouldn’t exist—the church. And though many churches and church leaders exemplify the gospel, it’s so easy

James MacDonald & Target of His Alleged Murder Plot Make Video Espousing Love; More Disturbing Stories

The alleged murder plot by disgraced celebrity pastor, James MacDonald, just got stranger. Earlier this week, I reported allegations that MacDonald plotted to kill his former son-in-law, Tony Groves, in 2015. I also reported allegations that MacDonald directed two former employees to spy on Groves. Now MacDonald, who hasn’t spoken publicly since Harvest Bible Chapel

Chicago Radio Host & a Former Bodyguard Say James MacDonald Asked Them to Arrange Murders

Chicago radio personality, Mancow Muller, says disgraced megachurch pastor, James MacDonald, asked him to find a hitman to kill someone. MacDonald’s former bodyguard is making a similar claim.  Muller said MacDonald— a celebrity pastor who was fired from Harvest Bible Chapel in February—asked him at least twice in 2018 if Muller knew a hitman MacDonald could hire.

Former Counselor Accuses Harvest of Failing to Report Abuse & Threatening Him

A former counseling pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel said former and current church staff failed to report at least one incident of suspected sexual exploitation of a minor by former Harvest Youth Pastor Paxton Singer. The former Harvest counselor, Rob Williams, also alleged that a former Harvest executive warned him not to report suspected abuse,

Harvest Bible Chapel Announces it’s Shutting Down Walk in the Word

Harvest Bible Chapel today announced it is shutting down Walk in the Word—the Bible teaching broadcast ministry of recently-fired Harvest founder, James MacDonald. In an email sent to supporters Thursday evening, Harvest said it is taking down the Walk in the Word website “until further notice.” (At publish time of this article, the website was

Is James MacDonald Planning a Comeback?

Is recently-fired Harvest Bible Chapel founder, James MacDonald, planning a comeback? Yesterday, Barry Bowen at The Christian Sentinel speculated that he is, noting that on March 13, Harvest Bible Chapel Attorney Chris Nudo registered a new non-profit, “Walk in the Word with Dr. James MacDonald,” with the state of Illinois. Walk in the Word is

Harvest Issues Public Apology

I just received the following email from the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel. I was not expecting an apology, but it is a welcome development and a step in the right direction. I do forgive each one of the elders for pursuing the lawsuit against myself, the Mahoneys, and the Bryants. And I truly hope