James MacDonald 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 has committed his life and ministry to 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 more than 13,000 people meeting at seven locations across Chicagoland each weekend.
Walk in the Word, a Bible-teaching television and radio broadcast ministry, was established in 1997. The radio program reaches more than three million people daily, and the television audience extends around the world.
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.