Report: James MacDonald's Compensation Totaled More Than a Million Dollars | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday evening, Harvest Bible Chapel launched a authorized and forensic accountant evaluation of the church’s time below the management of former pastor James MacDonald which discovered “massive corporate governance failure” owing to MacDonald’s “powerful and subversive style of leadership.”

“MacDonald seems to have acted in his own personal interests — reaping significant personal financial benefit, avoiding accountability to any governing board, and with heavy-fisted exclusionary leadership,” the report, submitted by the legislation agency Wagenmaker and Oberly, says.

The report discovered dishonest monetary administration of MacDonald’s “Walk in the World” radio and tv ministry and two financial institution accounts the church’s govt workers didn’t find out about. One account paid MacDonald $350,000 a 12 months in “delayed compensation”, the opposite paid for MacDonald’s private bills, together with $94,000 in clothes and $170,000 to fund MacDonald’s looking passion.

In line with the report, MacDonald’s base wage totaled $650,000 a 12 months, however the whole compensation “including housing allowance, deferred compensation, a license to use his teaching materials and other items” got here as much as someplace between $1.24 million to $1.38 million.

MacDonald was fired from Harvest following a collection of scandals, together with allegations of bullying, an audio recording of him making crude, threatening jokes towards reporters and studies of monetary mismanagement. He has since written on Fb that he plans to return to ministry quickly.

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