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James MacDonald, pictured here at the 2015 SBC Pastors’ Conference, has been fired from the Chicago megachurch he helped start more than 30 years ago. BP file photo

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James MacDonald fired after 'inappropriate' comments

CHICAGO (BP) -- James MacDonald, a former radio and television preacher who has spoken several times at the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, has been fired as pastor of Chicago-area Harvest Bible Chapel, the church announced today (Feb. 13). Harvest's elders said in a statement they already "had determined that Pastor MacDonald should be removed from his role of Senior Pastor," but their "timeline accelerated" Feb. 12 when "highly inappropriate recorded comments made by Pastor MacDonald were given to media and reported." Read More