Last night, the Board of Directors of the Great Commission Collective (GCC) released the following statement publicly. As many of you know, the GCC is composed primarily of churches that were formerly a part of Harvest Bible Fellowship, which was dissolved in 2017 when James Sherwood MacDonald severed ties with the organization. Furthermore, as you may recall, the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel publicly reprimanded MacDonald for his impulsive actions in destroying the longstanding ties between these ministries; and stated that he had no authority to act in this fashion.
Now, over the last 24 hours, it would appear that Harvest Bible Chapel’s decision to place MacDonald on an “indefinite sabbatical,” where he will be afforded the opportunity to continue to preach in Naples, FL, has motivated the GCC Board of Directors to publicly speak with clarity for the first time.
It should be noted that the GCC Board of Directors is composed of at least eight men, all of whom have long term relationships both with MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel. Among these men , there are two in particular that stand out.
First, there is Garrett Higbee, the former Chief Health Officer of Harvest Bible Chapel. During the three months that MacDonald and HBC were suing the authors of this blog, MacDonald and the elders of Harvest attempted to point to Garrett Higbee as a witness to the overall well-being of James MacDonald’s character (see their statement below).
But as a part of the GCC’s Board, it would appear that Mr. Higbee is now prepared to refute Harvest’s use of his name as an implied endorsement of MacDonald. 
Secondly, there is Rob Willey, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport . In a recent sermon preached on the subject of a pending name change for his church, Willey had this to say:
“[The name change] comes down to three main reasons. Number one, we’re no longer a part of Harvest Bible Fellowship … We pulled out of that a year and a half ago; and it doesn’t even exist anymore. That’s the first reason. Second, we’re no longer associated with the church or the pastor, who started the Harvest movement. And we don’t want to be. There have just been too many decisions over the years, too many things that we don’t resonate with or agree with – even more as of late. And while we’ve always been an autonomous, self-governing church, sharing the name implies association and support; and nothing could be further from the truth anymore.”
As the days continue to pass, it would appear that more and more former associates and leaders are seeking to distance themselves not only from James MacDonald himself, but from the Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel. And that is a stinging rebuke that cannot be ignored as Harvest continues to try to spin this situation.
 Robbie Symons (Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville), Scott Hollingshead (Lead Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Sacramento), Tim Harkness (Senior Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Peoria), Trent Griffith (Senior Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Granger), Jerry Lingenfelter (Senior Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster), Rob Willey (Senior Pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport), Earl Seals (Former HBC Elder and “Mighty Man”), Brian White (Executive Director of GCC and Lead Pastor Harvest Pastor North Indy)
 The original piece in appropriately identified Garrett Higbee as a member of the GCC Board of Directors. Additionally, it failed to identify Earl Seals as a member. This has been corrected by this post.
 Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport is changing their name to Coram Deo Bible Church
Editor’s Note: The original title of this piece inadvertently suggested that the Board of Directors of Harvest Bible Chapel spoke. This error was caught within moments of publication and was immediately corrected.