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 Secret to Being a World Changer - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 am
As we run our race for the Lord, how can we keep up our momentum in times of discouragement or defeat? Pastor Greg Laurie points out it's important we keep our eye on the prize. Pastor Greg explains how to press on toward the finish line. […]
"The Secret to Being a World Changer - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 18, 2017 at 7:00 am
How can we be people God uses to change the world? How can we reach out that way even in times of discouragement? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that challenge. It's the finale to his series World Changers. […]
"Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 15, 2017 at 7:00 am
We all face trials; many of us face some form of persecution. But the Lord wants us to persevere. . .and He equips us for the journey. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us draw strength from those in Bible who came before us. It's good encouragement for times of crisis. […]
"Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 14, 2017 at 7:00 am
We know life is fragile. The Bible tells us life is a vapor. But Pastor Greg Laurie assures us that God has numbered our days. Our lives are as long as He ordains. And He not only appoints our days, He appoints our tasks while we're here. […]
"Steve McQueen: American Icon - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on September 13, 2017 at 7:00 am
Movies can move us in a way most other forms of communication can't. And in just days, Pastor Greg Laurie's new documentary Steve McQueen: American Icon comes to theaters. It's the inspiring story of how Hollywood's biggest movie star came to Christ. […]