“It has been said, ‘Show me a person’s checkbook and I can tell you what he cares about.’” – Social Action, 1964
James MacDonald, the controversial former pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC), is attempting to restore his reputation. In July, MacDonald posted on his website copies of checks as proof that he reimbursed HBC for personal expenses incurred during his time as pastor. One reimbursement check, dated December 28, 2018, was for $27,172.39!
The checks challenged a claim that MacDonald failed to reimburse the church.
MacDonald also provided monthly lists of church financial transactions revealing the cost of airline tickets, charter aircraft service, and gifts to pastors.
Concerned church donors and religion reporters rarely have access to this kind of financial information.
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