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James S. MacDonald


James S. MacDonald

James MacDonald (D. Min. Phoenix Seminary) is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, and both are from Ontario, Canada. He is the father of three grown children, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and grandfather to five amazing grandsons. James’ ministry focuses on the unapologetic proclamation of God’s Word. In 1988, along with a small group of ministry partners, James and Kathy planted Harvest Bible Chapel ( which now has 13,000 people meeting at seven locations across Chicagoland each weekend.

Walk in the Word, a Bible-teaching broadcast ministry (, was established in 1997 and now reaches more than three million people daily. In 2002, a church-planting ministry called Harvest Bible Fellowship ( was born and has established 85 churches across North America and around the world. James’ vision is for God to use him to plant 1,000 churches in his lifetime.

James’ extensive ministry also includes a training center for pastors, a year-round camp, a center for biblical counseling, a disaster-recovery organization, and a Christian school --- all used to reach more people with the life-changing message of the Gospel.

James is the author of several books, including LORD CHANGE MY ATTITUDE, WHEN LIFE IS HARD, ALWAYS TRUE, VERTICAL CHURCH, and most recently, AUTHENTIC.

James S. MacDonald

Books by James S. MacDonald

by Jerry B. Jenkins with James S. MacDonald - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a 2,000-year-old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, SAUL consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.

by James S. MacDonald - Christian

2 Peter 1:13 refers to certain portions of God’s Word as exceedingly great and precious promises. Great promises reveal hope in the midst of difficult times, and precious promises hold us up enough to get us through. Digging into theology, Pastor James MacDonald points you to promises that are always true.