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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"The Three Cs of Life - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on December 11, 2018 at 8:00 am
Christians believe God means what He says and that there's only one way to heaven, through Jesus Christ. But nonbelievers often think that's narrow-minded. Pastor Greg Laurie counters the "all roads lead to God" theory with the truth from Scripture. […]
"The Three Cs of Life - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on December 10, 2018 at 8:00 am
Just as a building needs a firm foundation for stability, we need a strong spiritual foundation for stability in our lives. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn what it means to build our lives on Christ, the Solid Rock. It's good encouragement. […]
"The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on December 7, 2018 at 8:00 am
We can face hostility when we share the Gospel. And Pastor Greg Laurie says we can also face opposition when we express concern to a fellow believer trapped in sin. How can we navigate these choppy waters? Find out by listening here. It's a lesson straight from the Sermon on Mount. […]
"The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on December 6, 2018 at 8:00 am
When we encounter a believer trapped in sin, we're to speak the truth in love. But some might say we should mind our own business. Pastor Greg Laurie addresses this sensitive issue. How can we respond biblically in these situations? […]
"Hurried, Worried, Buried (How to Overcome Fear, Worry & Anxiety) - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on December 5, 2018 at 8:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie is concerned that many people spend their whole lives chasing after a dream they'll never reach. On their tombstone it could be written: "hurried, worried, buried." He'll help us avoid that trap! It's a lesson on seeking God's Kingdom first. […]