Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people.
Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America, and consistently ranks among the most influential churches in the country.
In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 5,242,000 people have attended Harvest Crusades events around the United States, ranging from the annual event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Greg spoke to 50,000 people at a 2011 Harvest Crusade in Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Harvest Crusades have also been held internationally in Australia and New Zealand. More importantly, more than 439,900 people have made professions of faith through these outreaches.
Laurie is the featured speaker of the nationally-syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 650 radio outlets around the world. A New Beginning is also one of the most popular Christian podcast downloads on Apple’s iTunes Store.
Laurie has a weekly television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and he has appeared on many other television news programs. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Laurie is the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.
In addition to speaking and assisting other ministries, Laurie has authored over 70 books including Signs of the Times, As I See It, Hope for Hurting Hearts, Married.Happily., Essentials, What Every Christian Needs to Know, Upside Down Living,The Greatest Stories Ever Told, and many more.
His autobiography, Lost Boy, was released in June 2008 by Regal Books and continues to be one of the bestselling Christian biographies of all time. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, has won eight awards at International film festivals in the best documentary category.
Laurie has written study notes for the bestselling The New Believer’s Bible and The Seeker’s Bible. He also wrote the notes for the recently released Start! Bible in the New King James Version, published by Thomas Nelson. Greg is presently working on a new Bible project for Thomas Nelson called Refresh, which is a devotional Bible.
Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for 41 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.
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"Our Part in the Next Great Awakening - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 21, 2018 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie believes there have been several great awakenings in our nation's history - the most recent being the Jesus Movement of the 60s and 70s. It was a time he knows well . . . he was a part of it! Pastor Greg explains how the time is right for another great awakening. […]
"Our Part in the Next Great Awakening - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 20, 2018 at 7:00 am
The Great Awakening was a spiritual revival of the 18th century where thousands came to Christ. Pastor Greg Laurie says our culture is primed for another great awakening. He explains why, and how we play a part. Insights from his new book on the subject. […]
"America, This is Your Wake-Up Call! - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 19, 2018 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says the only hope for real change in our country is a spiritual awakening. And the Bible maps out how such an awakening can begin. Pastor Greg walks us through that divine plan here. See how you can do your part to let the change begin. […]
"America, This is Your Wake-Up Call! - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 18, 2018 at 7:00 am
Is there a biblical prescription for a country in need of revival? Pastor Greg Laurie says, yes, there is! He speaks to a group of pastors about the role of believers in ushering in spiritual renewal to our land. […]
"Revival in Our Time? - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 17, 2018 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says it's time for a revival to sweep across our land. Find out how revival starts with individual believers getting involved. Listen here and discover your part. […]