(D. Min., Phoenix Seminary) is the founder and Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel. He has led the church from the time it began with just 18 people in 1988 to the present, where 13,000 people attend seven campuses in the Chicago area weekly. His practical teaching of God's Word is broadcast daily around the world on radio and TV through the program Walk in the Word
), and more than 160 vertical churches have been planted on four continents under Dr. MacDonald's leadership. Pastor James has authored several books and Bible studies, including: Act Like Men; Vertical Church; Lord, Change Me; Lord, Change My Attitude, When Life is Hard; Always True
; and most recently The Will of God IS the Word of God
. He and his wife, Kathy, live in the Chicagoland area near their seven beloved grandchildren, and three adult children who serve alongside them in ministry.