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/.

  • The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 2 - II
    by Greg Laurie on September 21, 2020 at 7:00 am

    When God needed someone to build an ark, He chose Noah. But Noah was not a trained shipbuilder! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that, when God calls us to a task, He'll enable us for the task. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- 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/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • Special Message: How to Be a World Changer
    by Greg Laurie on September 20, 2020 at 8:00 am

    In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie takes a look at men and women of faith, whose lives are recorded in Hebrews 11. These heroes of the faith overcame adverse circumstances through faith, and we’ll learn what we can do when we exercise bold faith in our world. Take a listen and learn “How to Be a World Changer.” Notes   It was said of the First Century church that they “turned their world upside down.”  We need genuine World Changers today.  The people in Hebrews 11 were not perfect.  They are not in the Heroes Hall of Faith because they were great people; they are there because they had faith in a great God!  These winners didn’t always collect medals . . . sometimes they collected scars. They were looked at for what they became, not what they were. Read: Hebrews 11:1 1. World Changers have an active—not a passive—faith. The more you use your faith, the more faith you have. Faith means doing things! Praying. Staying. Keeping. 2. World Changers do things with their faith. A faith with no works is a faith that does not work!  3. The faith we need as a World Changer grows stronger through testing. 4. Where do you get faith? By hearing and obeying God’s Word. 5. Faith can make the difference between something happening or not happening.  It is impossible to please God without faith.  God is not limited by your circumstances; He is limited by your unbelief. Read: Hebrews 11:33–35 6. World Changers are indestructible until God is done with them. We will never know, this side of Heaven, the significant role angels have played. 7. World Changers are never alone. God will always grade temptation to the fiber of our lives. You are not alone in life! 8. World Changers apply their faith and pray! We must remember that all the heroes of faith were just like us! 9. Even World Changers get depressed at times. God made these believers strong in battle, not strong before battle. The first group of World Changers glorified God through escaping. The second group of World Changers glorified God by enduring. Read: Hebrews 11:35–39 10. World Changers are often not appreciated and are instead persecuted. 11. World Changers have a reward waiting that will make it all worth it! God will restore what you have lost as well. Scriptures Jude 1:20–21 Hebrews 11:4, 7 James 1:2–3 Romans 10:17  Hebrews 11:6  Hebrews 11:33 Matthew 18:10 Hebrews 11:35 James 5:17 Hebrews 11:34 Hebrews 11:35 --- Find inspiration from men and women who changed the world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. Just go to harvest.org/donate 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/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • Finding My Identity: An Interview with Austin Carlile
    by Greg Laurie on September 19, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Austin Carlile, former vocalist from Of Mice & Men about his journey to faith. Austin recounts the years he spent running away from God and how he came into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Although he was raised by Christian parents, Austin Carlile grew angry with God after his mother’s death and pursued satisfaction in a music career. Having spent years in the band Of Mice & Men, Austin Carlile had it all: money, fame, and a fast lifestyle. He performed alongside Kanye West, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, and others, but inside he had a hole in his heart that only God could fill. Diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and undergoing many surgeries, Austin had to turn to the one person who could save him: Jesus Christ.  God had a plan for Austin's life, and He has a plan for your life. If you would like to learn more about entering a personal relationship with Jesus, just go to KnowGod.org. --- Find inspiration from men and women who changed the world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. Just go to harvest.org/donate 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/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 2 - I
    by Greg Laurie on September 18, 2020 at 7:00 am

    We know that personal evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. And Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points there’s one group of people within our circle of influence that should be priority number one. Find out how to reach those people most effectively in this episode! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- 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/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 1 - II
    by Greg Laurie on September 17, 2020 at 7:00 am

    As believers, we’re seed planters. It’s our job to sow the seed of the gospel, and then we leave it to God. That’s one of the important lessons we’re learn Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie leads our study of the life of the World Changer named Noah.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- 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/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.