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Greg Laurie to Host 30th Annual SoCal Harvest Crusade Aug. 23-25 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium

Greg Laurie to Host 30th Annual SoCal Harvest Crusade Aug. 23-25 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Greg Laurie, bestselling author and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship of California and Hawaii, will host his 30th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 23 - 25.

 

 

Called by Billy Graham the “evangelist of the future,” Laurie has preached the gospel in person to millions of people throughout his life. His crusades in Southern California are the longest-running evangelistic outreach in American history.

Greg Laurie speaking at SoCal Harvest 2018 (Credit: Harvest)

SoCal Harvest will feature three days of performances by renowned Christian artists Passion, For King & Country, Graham Saber, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Newsboys, Dennis Agajanian and Chris Tomlin. Laurie will speak each night and will invite attendees to ponder questions of meaning, happiness and eternity. 

Special guests will also join Laurie at SoCal Harvest throughout the weekend. On opening night, Friday, Aug. 23, Brennley Brown of The Voice will sing “God Bless America” during a military appreciation ceremony that will include the unfurling of an American flag across the stadium’s field. Darryl Strawberry, author, former MLB All-Star right fielder and co-founder with his wife Tracy of Strawberry Ministries will join Laurie onstage Sunday evening.

The story of Harvest goes back to 1971, when Laurie, at the age of 17, walked away from a life of purposelessness and substance abuse and joined the Jesus Revolution that was sweeping across Southern California. A few years later, he began preaching and formed a small group Bible study. Nearly 46 years later, Laurie’s Bible study has developed into a church of more than 15,000 members across six different campuses in California and Hawaii, making it one of the most influential churches in the United States.

Laurie, a visionary with a heart for people, hosted his first Harvest Crusade in 1990, trailblazing a new approach to evangelism at the time. The 1990 crusade was “a casual evening of high energy music, authentic worship and a clear presentation of a biblical message.”

Since 1990, Harvest Crusades have been held in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. More than 8 million people have attended Laurie’s crusades in person or via broadcast online and on TV. 

SoCal Harvest 2018 (Credit: Harvest)

But while the Harvest movement has grown exponentially over the decades, its purpose has remained unchanged: reaching people with the gospel. An estimated 535,736 people have made professions of faith in Christ through Harvest Crusades since 1990.

“Looking back,” Laurie says, “I can see God’s hand at work from the very beginning. It has always been a part of God’s plan for us to know him and make him known.”

SoCal Harvest, like every crusade before it, is free to the public and is designed for all ages. No tickets are required for the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a $15 per car and a $30 per bus charge for parking at Angel Stadium. 

Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation and special needs and wheelchair seating will be available.

SoCal Harvest will be streamed online on Facebook LiveYouTube Live, Apple TV and through various broadcast and streaming services. To learn more about SoCal Harvest, visit https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2019.

PRESS: 

Please email [email protected] to request an interview with Greg Laurie.


Greg Laurie is an American author and evangelist who serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Harvest Church at Kumulani in Kapalua, Hawaii, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. Laurie’s latest book, “Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon,” releases in August.

**MEDIA ALERT** Greg Laurie to Host His 30th Annual SoCal Harvest Event at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium

**MEDIA ALERT** Greg Laurie to Host His 30th Annual SoCal Harvest Event at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium

SoCal Harvest to be held August 23-25 at Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Since 1990, Pastor Greg Laurie and his Harvest Ministries have impacted millions of people through their SoCal Harvest events. This year, on his 30th anniversary hosting SoCal Harvest, Pastor Laurie invites the people of Southern California to a free, three-night outreach event featuring music from top Christian artists and a compelling gospel message.

Pastor Laurie will answer some of life's most important questions, such as "What is the meaning of life?" and "What happens when we die?" — and it will happen right where it all began, 30 years ago.

WHO:

  • Pastor Greg Laurie
  • Passion
  • Chris Tomlin
  • newsboys
  • For King and Country
  • Lecrae
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Phil Wickham and more

WHAT:

SoCal Harvest is designed to be an opportunity for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an environment that is entertaining and nonthreatening. Events include nights of worship, encouraging messages and activities for students, families and people of all ages.

More than 9.45 million people have participated in Harvest events in person or online since 1990, with 530,449 of them making professions of faith.

WHEN:

  • August 23-25

WHERE:

  • Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  • 2000 E Gene Autry Way,
  • Anaheim, CA 92806

PRESS:

Please email [email protected] to request an interview with Greg Laurie.


Greg Laurie is an American author and evangelist who serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Harvest Church at Kumulani in Kapalua, Hawaii, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. Laurie is a best-selling author. His books include “Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today” and “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon.”

2018 SoCal Harvest B-Roll Video

2018 SoCal Harvest B-Roll Video

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SoCal 2018 B-Roll 2

Greg Laurie Photos

Greg Laurie Photos

2018 Harvest America Photos

2018 Harvest America Photos

2018 SoCal Harvest Photos

2018 SoCal Harvest Photos

Crossover Harvest America Returns to AT&T Stadium

Crossover Harvest America Returns to AT&T Stadium

In First Stadium Crusade since the Passing of Billy Graham, Greg Laurie Encourages Believers to Carry Evangelistic Torch to the Next Generation

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 11, 2018 – A crowd of more than 35,000, according to stadium officials, heard a message of hope and faith from Evangelist Greg Laurie and watched a video tribute to the late Billy Graham at Crossover Harvest America, an evangelistic crusade at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night.

“There will never be another Billy Graham, but we must all carry the torch of proclamation evangelism to the next generation,” Laurie said. “When Billy Graham was here at the Cotton Bowl 46 years ago, the Jesus Movement was exploding and the world was uprooted. Today, there are more mobile devices than there are people. And because of the explosion of technology, we are the first generation with the ability to fulfill the Great Commission in our lifetime.

“How many of you think America needs a revival?” he asked rhetorically. “There is hope for America tonight; it’s not a political solution, it’s a spiritual solution – our nation has spiritual roots, regardless of what the revisionists say.

“We need another Jesus Revolution, and I pray it starts here tonight. I pray this Gospel message will spread like wildfire across Texas and America,” Laurie added.

He shared “the one message that brings hope to a hopeless culture,” in the first stadium evangelistic crusade since Graham died in February.

“I’m going to ask you to put aside your biases and preconceptions tonight and listen with your heart,” he said. “I’m going to share something with you that can change your life.

“We think today in our culture, ‘if only I could be rich and famous, then I will be happy’. This week alone, look at what happened. Two well-known celebrities took their own lives – designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain. Wealth, possessions, all the things the world has to offer – drugs, sex, drinking – will not make you happy,” Laurie said.

He said he wanted people to leave the crusade knowing they would go to heaven when they die. “God will forgive you for whatever you’ve done,” Laurie said. “Don’t live another day without Jesus Christ.”

Laurie noted that current events seem to mirror biblical prophecy of the end times. “I don’t know when the end of the world will come, but the end of my world or your world can come earlier than expected,” he said.

Laurie said that being a good person isn’t enough. To get into heaven, you must turn away from your sins and accept Christ. “God does not grade on the curve,” he said. “He grades on the cross.”

More than 2,300 individuals came forward at Laurie’s invitation to make a commitment to Christ, filling the field. Each person who responded was given a New Believer’s Bible by a trained counselor who said a prayer with them.

The event was broadcast around the world via satellite and the Internet, with more than 92,000 individuals viewing online. In addition, this crusade was the first opportunity for people to extend the Harvest feed via Facebook Live to their followers. This year also marks the largest live radio broadcast audience of any Harvest event to-date, with more than 800 radio outlets carrying the AT&T Stadium live feed.

The crusade featured music from top Christian artists such as Phil Wickham, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Trip Lee, Tedashii, KB and Switchfoot. Admission was free.

This year is the second time that the Harvest Crusades have partnered with Crossover, the evangelistic outreach preceding the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Dallas this year. Another 600 individuals made faith decisions as a result of the Crossover activities.

Three hundred eighty local churches worked on the crusade. Dr. Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church, a member of Harvest America’s advisory board of local pastors and ministry leaders, gave the opening prayer during the simulcast portion of the event.

Laurie, who has held crusades in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, serves as senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, based in Riverside, California, which oversees the Harvest Crusades. The ministry exists for the purpose of presenting the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and to help believers mature in their faith. More information is available at HarvestAmerica.com

FINAL DETAILS FOR CROSSOVER HARVEST AMERICA WITH GREG LAURIE AT AT&T STADIUM JUNE 10

FINAL DETAILS FOR CROSSOVER HARVEST AMERICA WITH GREG LAURIE AT AT&T STADIUM JUNE 10

WHAT: Crossover Harvest America is a one-night satellite broadcast and online outreach event based out of the live North Texas event to be held at AT&T Stadium June 10, bringing a message of hope and faith to audiences in thousands of locations nationwide.

Through HD-quality video available through Internet streaming and satellite, the event will be transmitted from Arlington to host sites across the United States—sites that include churches, gymnasiums, theaters, businesses, and living rooms.

WHO: Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, Calif. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people, which grew into one of the largest churches in America today. In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades, which have been held nationally and internationally, ranging from the annual event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Since that time, the outreach has drawn more than 8.8 million people to stadiums and arenas around the world and via webcast to hear the unchanging message of God’s love and redemption.

Musical artists include Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Crowder and Phil Wickham. A pre-event concert includes Gospel rap/hip-hop artists KB, Trip Lee and Tedashii.

WHEN: Sunday, June 10
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. central
Event begins at 5:30 p.m. central

WHERE: AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way
Arlington, Texas 76011

DETAILS:

  • All media planning to cover the event in person are asked to pre-credential by contacting Melany Ethridge at [email protected]. A credentialing form is available online at alarryross.com/harvest-america-2018. Additional media information is available online at harvestamerica.com/press-room.
  • Media seating will be on the field at tables in front of section 137.
  • Photographers and videographers will be permitted to shoot from throughout the stadium up until 5 minutes into Pastor Laurie’s sermon, at which time media will be asked to remain stationary in the media seating area.
  • Electric outlets, wireless internet and audio mult-box will be available for media in the press area.
  • There is no reserved media parking but satellite trucks will be accommodated as per the usual AT&T Stadium arrangements. Press representatives should enter the stadium through the entrance labeled “Media” between entries J and K on the northwest corner. They will be checked in and will pick up their credentials there and then make their way down to section 137 for floor access.
  • “Know before you go” information for the public is all posted here: harvestamerica.com/event-details
  • The entire service will be broadcast and simulcast live, with restrictions on re-broadcast of live music performances. The television broadcast will be carried live on:
  • The event will also be carried live on several radio networks and programs, including:
    • Star88
    • The Steve Noble Show
    • Bott Radio Network
    • CSN Radio Network
    • The Effect Christian Music Radio Network
    • Wilkins Christian Radio Network
  • Online and satellite options include:
    • Computer: Harvest America Adobe Air App
    • Computer or Device: Web Browser
    • Roku Set-top Box
    • Free-to-Air Satellite

    Technical assistance is available here: harvestamerica.com/technical-assistance

  • The broadcast will also be carried on Facebook Live at fb.me/harvestamerica
  • For more information about Crossover Harvest America, including downloadable images and video, visit https://www.harvestamerica.com/technical-assistance/art-kit
  • Host locations around the country can be searched by zip code here: https://www.harvestamerica.com/experience-harvest-america