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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"Learning How to Walk - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on March 22, 2018 at 7:00 am
It's one thing to come forward for Christ, it's another to GO forward for Christ. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us check ourselves to see if we're truly growing in our day-to-day walk with the Lord. Good encouragement coming your way. […]
"Is Christ at Home in Your Heart? - III"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on March 21, 2018 at 7:00 am
Is Jesus at home in your heart? Hopefully, you've invited Him in . . . but does He feel at home in your heart? That's the essential question Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider. Listen here for an important message from Ephesians. […]
"Is Christ at Home in Your Heart? - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on March 20, 2018 at 7:00 am
Our good friends, those we spend time with, are the people who make us feel comfortable. Pastor Greg Laurie wants to know if the Lord would be comfortable spending time with you. It's an intriguing question: is Jesus at home in your heart? […]
"Is Christ at Home in Your Heart? - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on March 19, 2018 at 7:00 am
When we've suffered deep pain, we're uniquely equipped to help others who are suffering similar pain. And Pastor Greg Laurie says we should do that; we shouldn't waste our pain. Listen here for good counsel on being used by God in tangible ways. […]
"Harvest America 2018 Special - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on March 16, 2018 at 7:00 am
Every believer has been given the responsibility and privilege of sharing the Good News with others. And Pastor Greg Laurie offers some help! He'll highlight his upcoming event called HARVEST AMERICA, and how he'll share the Gospel with your friend or loved one during that one-night, nationwide event. Learn more here. […]