Over 48 hours ago, on the 18th of December, Julie Roys published a piece on her blog entitled “Harvest Elder Accuses Church Leaders of ‘Deceitfulness and Manipulation’ and Attempting to ‘Run a Cult.'” In that piece, Randy Williams, the former Chairman of the Executive Elder Board and current sitting Elder at Harvest Bible Chapel, wrote:
“I’ve had it with the deceitfulness and manipulation … This update and all that it represents is beyond my comprehension of anything but an attempt to run a cult and control the masses.”
Since that time, James S. MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel have released a piece entitled “Pastor James, Randy Williams and Harvest Elder Authority.” Embedded within that document is another piece entitled “Elder Statement of Record: December 18, 2018.” It reads, in part, as follows:
“We, the Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, express our appreciation and unconditional support for our Senior Pastor, James MacDonald.”
What is of great interest at this point is quite simple. Of the current elders who have been asked to sign this document, only 25 out of 36 men have been willing to pledge their “unconditional support” at present.  Clearly, this is a developing situation, and we would fully anticipate the very real possibility that individuals who have not signed will eventually sign.  
But one of two possibilities exist. Either, MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel will get all of the non-conforming elders to sign, which would strongly suggest that Randy Williams was prophetic when he said:
“I think the vast majority [of the elders] are deer in headlights.”
Or, alternatively, the non-conformists will not sign the Statement of Record; and MacDonald and HBC would appear to have a divided Elder Board, which undercuts their ability to argue for Elder consensus in the future.
Either way, Harvest would appear to have a real problem on their hands.
Finally, it should be noted that MacDonald and/or Harvest Bible Chapel are attempting to recruit former Elders to sign this Statement of Record. To date, three such former Elders have agreed to put their names behind MacDonald. What is of note here is that HBC is embedding these former Elders in the list of active signatories, without noting that these men are not current sitting Elders. This makes it appear as if they are trying to visually strengthen their case by pointing to large numbers, without clearly indicating that these former Elders hold no official power in the church.
 The article originally read 23 out of 36, when the piece was posted. It will be updated periodically as current elders consider adding their name to the list of signatories.
 Shortly before the publication of this piece, Steve Stewart signed the “Statement of Record.” Likewise, shortly after the publication of this piece, Dan George added his name to the “Statement.”
Since the publication of this article, we have added numerous Elders from various eras, including David Streich, who contacted TED and asked to have his name added to the list that would “Probably Would Not Sign.”
By 7:00 am CST on 21 December, four current elders including: Gil De Las Alas, John Dierker, Anthony Honore, and Marcel Olar joined four former elders including: Ron Frahler, Jamie Harrison, Ernest Holton, and Bill Williams in moving their names off the “Have Not Signed” and “Probably Won’t Sign” lists and onto the “Current Elders Who Have Signed” and “Former Elders Who Have Signed” list respectively.
 It remains utterly unclear as to what Kevn Dekker would do.