Biography | James MacDonald

James MacDonald (D. Min. Phoenix Seminary) has committed his life to the unapologetic proclamation of God’s Word. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, which began in 1988 with 18 people and now welcomes 13,000 people to its seven Chicago-area campuses each week.

His practical Bible teaching is heard daily around the world on radio and TV through the program Walk in the Word, and more than 170 churches have been planted on four continents under Dr. MacDonald’s leadership. He continues to recruit, train, and equip pastors to plant vertical churches through Mission Harvest, the Harvest Training Center, Vertical Church Conferences, and in partnership with the Vertical Church Network.

Dr. MacDonald’s ministry is further extended through the worship and songwriting band Vertical Worship; an accredited pre-K through grade 12, Harvest Christian Academy; a youth/family camp and retreat center, Camp Harvest; and a film-making ministry, Vertical Church Films.

Author of several popular books and Bible studies (Act Like Men; Vertical Church; Lord, Change Me; Lord, Change My Attitude; When Life is Hard; Always True), Dr. MacDonald’s most recent title is, The Will of God IS the Word of God. 

He and his wife, Kathy, are thrilled to live near their seven grandchildren and three adult children, who serve alongside them in ministry.

Learn more about Dr. James MacDonald and his ministries at:

Vertical Worship

Harvest Christian Academy

Camp Harvest

Instagram: @pastorjamesmacdonald 

Twitter: @jamesmacdonald

Facebook: /DrJamesMacDonald 

YouTube: /DrJamesMacDonald

Podcast (audio / video): James MacDonald – Walk in the Word