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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"How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on November 22, 2017 at 8:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says our thankfulness is not based on what we have . . . it's based on Who we know! Listen in for a fresh perspective on Thanksgiving. It's a good look at how blessed we really are! […]
"Are You His Disciple? - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on November 21, 2017 at 8:00 am
Are you a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ? Pastor Greg Laurie gives us an overview of how a disciple lives a life of dedication and sacrifice. . . but also enjoys the greatest rewards the Christian life can offer. […]
"Come and Find Rest - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on November 20, 2017 at 8:00 am
Our lives often feel like a collision of priorities and urgencies. . .multitasking run amok. In the midst of the clamor, Jesus says "come to me and find rest." Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to find the rest the Lord offers. […]
"Walking with Jesus Through the Storms of Life - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am
The storms of life are meant to drive us into the waiting arms of Jesus. Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the Lord has the relief you need - He's just waiting for an invitation to help. Learn how to let the Savior save you! […]
"Walking with Jesus Through the Storms of Life - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on November 16, 2017 at 8:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie shows us that life's storms are invitations to trust the Lord at a higher level. What kind of challenges are you facing right now? Learn how to turn them over to the Lord, fully and completely. […]