Greg Laurie


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 or his ministry website,


Greg’s Podcasts

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie Pastor Greg Laurie's thirty-minute daily radio program featuring relevant, biblical teaching.

  • "Happy Feet - I"
    by (Greg Laurie) on November 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Pastor Greg Laurie says, before we share our testimony, before we give reasons for faith, before we engage in personal evangelism, we need to pray! He lays out a practical plan for reaching people most effectively with the hope of Jesus Christ. […]

  • "Every Generation Needs Jesus - II"
    by (Greg Laurie) on November 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Most of us know that God's plans for our lives are better than our plans for our lives. But Pastor Greg Laurie warns us that we can sabotage those plans if we're resistant. Pastor Greg points out how to trust the all-knowing mind of God in spite of what our lives look like right now. […]

  • "Every Generation Needs Jesus - I"
    by (Greg Laurie) on November 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

    We all know our own shortcomings, and that God didn't choose us because of anything we've done. We can't earn God's favor, no matter how hard we try. Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the message of God's grace and mercy is one we need to share, because we all need Jesus. […]

  • "How Happiness Happens - II"
    by (Greg Laurie) on November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Nearly every advertisement says happiness is just a purchase away. But that kind of happiness doesn't last. Pastor Greg Laurie talks with best-selling author Max Lucado about "how happiness happens." It's insight you can't put to use right away. […]

  • "How Happiness Happens - I"
    by (Greg Laurie) on November 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    We live in perhaps the most prosperous nation on earth. And yet depression is at an all- time high. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with best-selling author Max Lucado about where we can find real happiness. It's an encouraging conversation you can't miss. […]