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 Influence of a Godly Life - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 18, 2019 at 7:00 am
The prophet Daniel lived an exemplary life. Why? Pastor Greg Laurie says it's because Daniel made wise choices. Pastor Greg helps us examine the life and example of Daniel, especially when he faced challenging trials. It's good insight for your walk with God. […]
"Why Our Prayers Are Not Answered - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 17, 2019 at 7:00 am
Is there something standing in the way of your prayers? Are you not seeing your prayers answered? Pastor Greg Laurie reveals those things that can hinder our prayers. Listen here for practical help toward a more effective prayer life. […]
"Why Our Prayers Are Not Answered - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 16, 2019 at 7:00 am
"If you are practicing sin as a Christian, it will bring your prayer life to a screeching halt." That's the strong statement Pastor Greg Laurie makes. Listen online for practical insight on how to see God's answers to our prayers. […]
"Making Sense of the Prophetic Puzzle - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 15, 2019 at 7:00 am
So many believers know the basics of Bible prophecy but have difficulty understanding how the pieces fit together. Pastor Greg Laurie offers help . . . and says your future is "bright" and "good." Listen here to see what he means. […]
"Making Sense of the Prophetic Puzzle - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on July 12, 2019 at 7:00 am
The book of Daniel contains some of the richest portions of Bible prophecy. Pastor Greg Laurie points out the prophetic equation laid out in Daniel describing exactly when Messiah would appear. It's insight that impacts our future, and we'll explore it here. […]