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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"The Teenager who Changed the World - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says envy "shoots at another and wounds itself." Envy is a dangerous, self-destructive emotion. Pastor Greg brings us important insight on this trap. It's part of his series called World Changers. Don't miss the insight. […]
"The Teenager who Changed the World - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 19, 2017 at 7:00 am
Our culture often tends to celebrate the wrong heroes. Pastor Greg Laurie brings us the story of a young man in the Old Testament whose example is well worth emulating. It's a lesson called "The Teenager who Changed the World." […]
"The World Changer who Wrestled with God - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 18, 2017 at 7:00 am
It was a wrestling match for the ages. It wasn't televised, but it made worldwide history! Pastor Greg Laurie highlights the moment Jacob wrestled with God. It's an important lesson on adopting a more eternal view in our daily lives. […]
"The World Changer who Wrestled with God - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 am
The two brothers, Jacob and Esau, were very different. And surprisingly, the younger ended up with the birthright instead of the older. Pastor Greg Laurie explains just how that happened. Follow the drama of this Old Testament story. […]
"The Test of a World Changer - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 14, 2017 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie is currently bringing a compelling series called World Changers. He says those that change their world for God "turn setbacks into stepping stones." His case-in-point is Abraham, the father of the faith. Learn from his rich faith. […]