The Latest on Harvest Naples: A Lie, a Hack, and Who’s Running the Church?

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) has told two different narratives to two different audiences concerning the recent firing of Pastor John Secrest from HBC Naples—the church Secrest planted in 2016. In Chicago, on January 19-20, a very mournful group of elders admitted “shortcomings” concerning Secrest’s “termination” and pledged

Harvest, Narcissism, and the Church: My Interview on WYLL’s “Common Good”

I had a great time yesterday talking with Brian From on “The Common Good” at WYLL/AM 1160. (Co-host Ian Simpkins was off because his wife just had a baby. Congratulations Ian!) We discussed the latest at Harvest Bible Chapel, including Mancow’s blockbuster article on James MacDonald in the Daily Herald and what’s happening with John

In Chicago, Harvest Admits “Shortcomings” Concerning Firing Naples Pastor, but in Naples the Silence “is Deafening”

This weekend, the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) announced to the church’s Chicago-area campuses that the elders were owning their “failures” and getting “low before the Lord” to understand and address those failures (see video below). Among their failures, they admitted “shortcomings in the decision-making process of the Elder Board and Church Leadership” concerning

Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Naples Asks for His Church Back in Wake of James MacDonald Controversy

John Secrest, the founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Naples, today announced that he wants his church back. In an email to his congregation, Secrest said that he had asked top leadership at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago to reverse their decision to allow Pastor James MacDonald to preach at the Naples church amid swirling