Our relationship with Harvest Bible Chapel gives us access to proven leaders that are excellent teachers and communicators of God's Word.
Dr. James MacDonald
Dr. James MacDonald is the founding and
of Harvest Bible Chapel, and has committed his life to proclaiming the truth of God’s transforming power. He has emphasized the priority of prayer, boldness in evangelism, spirit-filled worship and unapologetic proclamation of God’s Word for over twenty years of faithful ministry. James’ teaching, which emphasizes the precise exposition of God’s Word and its practical life application, can be heard on Walk in the Word, a daily 30-minute radio program heard on over 1136+ radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. James also regularly speaks at Bible and pastor’s conferences; has authored numerous books including: "
I Really Want to Change... So, Help Me God
" (Moody, 2000), "
Gripped by the Greatness of God
" (Moody, 2005), "
10 Choices to Change Your Life Forever
" (Thomas Nelson, 2008), "
When Life Is Hard
" and "
" (2010). James and his wife Kathy married in 1983, have three adult children and four grandsons, and reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Rick Donald is the
Assistant Senior Pastor
at Harvest Bible Chapel, where he has served since 1989. He oversees congregational care, assimilation, and the FOCIS ministry, which helps people overcome addictions through the power of Christ. A true pastor with a shepherd’s heart, Rick’s passion is to see people grow in their desire to know and reflect Jesus in their life.
Kent Shaw serves as the
Executive Director of Harvest Bible Fellowship
, the church planting arm of Harvest Bible Chapel. He is also a Harvest elder and oversees Harvest Missions, Compassion, and Prayer Ministries. He and his family have attended Harvest since 1997. Kent has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and 20 years experience in the marketplace in the healthcare sector prior to coming on staff at Harvest.
Bill Molinari serves as
Director of Operations
for the Fellowship, after spending 21 years as president of VanKampen Funds Inc., and 5 years as the executive director of Leadership Resources International. With past service on numerous business and ministry boards, Bill currently serves on the board of
Grace to You
, as well as chairing the board of
Leadership Resources International
. Bill has attended Harvest Bible Chapel Elgin since 2004.
Kirk Van Maanen
Kirk Van Maanen serves as
Pastor of Missions & International Church Planting
. Developing and overseeing all international Harvest churches, Kirk has developed a wealth of foundational ministry knowledge to impart with future church planters. He has attended Harvest since 2001. Kirk has a bachelor’s degree from Mid-America Nazarene University in business and communications and served for seven years as an Organizational Development Engineer for IBM Global Services, DST Systems, and ARC.
Residents also interact extensively with Harvest church plant pastors and leaders who possess extensive experience in business management, communications, production, worship, small groups, children’s ministry, student ministries, and other types of ministry.
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