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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"Satisfaction for the Spiritually Thirsty - III"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on October 18, 2018 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says, when we share the Gospel with someone else, we're passing along beneficial information. It's like one beggar telling another beggar where to find food. And Pastor Greg helps us embrace that important responsibility. […]
"Our Part in the Next Great Awakening - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on October 17, 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 October 16, 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. Listen here for insights from his new book on the subject. […]
"Satisfaction for the Spiritually Thirsty - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on October 15, 2018 at 7:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie says, when we share our faith, we need to have sensitivity and a healthy dose of tact. . . T-A-C-T. We'll discover the best way to share the message of love is to practice the love inside our message. Listen online for good encouragement. […]
"Satisfaction for the Spiritually Thirsty - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on October 12, 2018 at 7:00 am
As believers, we know we're to share our faith. But is there someone you'd rather NOT share the Gospel with? Maybe someone who's treated you unfairly? Pastor Greg Laurie points out that Jesus died for everyone, even His enemies . . . even OUR enemies. Good insight on our charge to share the love of God right here. […]