Greg Laurie

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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.

For more information about Pastor Greg, visit his personal homepage at www.greglaurie.com or his ministry website,www.harvest.org.

 

Greg’s Podcasts

Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie delivers compelling, practical insights on faith, culture, and current events—with an emphasis on the saving power of the gospel message. He is the founding pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, main speaker of the Harvest Crusades, and host of the daily program, A New Beginning. For over 40 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have been committed to knowing God and making Him known. Learn more at https://harvest.org/.

  • God's Call . . . Man's Excuse - II
    by Greg Laurie on July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Pastor Greg Laurie assures us, God has a plan for our lives even if our lives seem like a mess right now. Tune in today for A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg helps us recognize the plan of God and say yes to the Lord's calling. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/

  • How to Have Friendship with God
    by Greg Laurie on July 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

    In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie examines how Moses models the intimacy you can experience with God. Turn in your Bible to Exodus 32 and follow along as we continue to look at the life of Moses in a series called, “Water–Fire–Stone.” Notes “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend” (Exodus 33:11). Moses offers himself in the place of the people. Prayer is not getting your will in Heaven, but God’s will on Earth. 1. Moses asks for Divine direction. 2. Moses asks for confirmation. “The Lord replied to Moses, ‘I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name’” (Exodus 33:17). 3. Moses asks for the very glory of God to be revealed to him. We sit in awe of the relationship Moses had with God, but did you know that your friendship with God as a Christian is even closer? Other Scriptures Referenced Exodus 32 James 1:2–4 Matthew 5:44–45 Exodus 32:31–32 Romans 9:3 Exodus 33:13–23 Acts 7:55 Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/

  • A New Beginning (New Zealand Crusade)
    by Greg Laurie on July 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the issues that universally affect us and shows us how we can have a “new beginning,” from John 3. This message was originally given in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 26, 2007. Pastor Greg states, “It doesn’t matter where you live in the world—if you live in Wellington, or Christchurch, or Auckland, or Sydney, or Melbourne, or Kenya, or Los Angeles, or New York City. No matter where you live in the world certain things are true of every person.” “Every person without Jesus Christ has a hole in their heart.” “Everyone is lonely deep down inside.” “Everyone feels guilt.” “Everyone is afraid to die.” But to all of us, Jesus gives the answer: “You must be born again” (John 3:7).  Read more: “What It Really Means to Be ‘Born Again.’” To find out how to have a personal relationship with God, go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/

  • God's Call . . . Man's Excuse - I
    by Greg Laurie on July 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

    What kind of influence do you have on your "circle of influence"? Does your influence rub off on others, or does their influence rub off on you? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his study of the life of Moses with an important look at putting our faith on display.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/

  • God Enough, Part 2 - II
    by Greg Laurie on July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Why does God use some people in remarkable ways, and other people not at all? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that issue today on A NEW BEGINNING. We'll see it's not usually a question of ability . . . it's a matter of availability. Learn how to make yourself available to the Lord! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/