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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"Let's Talk About Heaven, Part 1 - III"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on August 16, 2019 at 7:00 am
Our heavenly reward is waiting for us . . . more glorious than we can imagine. But Pastor Greg Laurie warns us about the shiny objects of this life that turn our attention away from the Lord. Listen here for a study of how to keep our eyes on the right prize. […]
"Let's Talk About Heaven, Part 1 - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on August 15, 2019 at 7:00 am
Heaven is the finish line for every believer. It's the place we all long to go. But Pastor Greg Laurie says heaven is great motivation for the here and now . . . it compels us onward in the Christian journey. […]
"Let's Talk About Heaven, Part 1 - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on August 14, 2019 at 7:00 am
This life is short, but the afterlife is forever. Pastor Greg Laurie says we should know the details about our eternal home. That's the goal of this message. It's a guided tour of what heaven's like, from the timeless counsel of God's Word. […]
"Johnny Cash: American Icon - II"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on August 13, 2019 at 7:00 am
Unbelievers thought he was a saint . . . believers thought he was a sinner. Pastor Greg Laurie says both descriptions were accurate. He offers fascinating insights about the checkered life of Johnny Cash, a true American Icon. […]
"Johnny Cash: American Icon - I"
by Podcast@harvest.org (Greg Laurie) on August 12, 2019 at 7:00 am
Johnny Cash was an icon of American music. He was successful on so many levels, but at times his failures became equally well known. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn from the fascinating life of "The Man in Black." Listen here for insights based on Pastor Greg's new biography. […]