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MORE THAN 10,000 MAKE PROFESSIONS OF FAITH AS GREG LAURIE CALLS FOR REVIVAL DURING 3-DAY SoCAL HARVEST AT ANGEL STADIUM

MORE THAN 10,000 MAKE PROFESSIONS OF FAITH AS GREG LAURIE CALLS FOR REVIVAL DURING 3-DAY SoCAL HARVEST AT ANGEL STADIUM

Some 100,000 Southern Californians Turn Out for 29th Annual SoCal Harvest, Aug. 17 – 19, While 325,000 More Tuned In Virtually Via Online Simulcast & Facebook Live

RIVERSIDE, Calif., August 20, 2018 —Some 100,000 Southern Californians packed out Angel Stadium of Anaheim during the three nights of the 29th annual SoCal Harvest, which ran from Aug. 17 – 19.  Bibles in hand and friends by their sides, thousands poured into the stadium venue ready to hear the Gospel delivered by pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie, who was joined by top Christian artists Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, and Phil Wickham over the course of the weekend.  Laurie spoke each night of the SoCal Harvest, placing special emphasis on California’s—and the nation’s—need for revival.

Laurie, who has likened the current state of our nation to the historically turbulent time in the U.S. in the 1960’s and 1970’s that ignited the spiritual awakening known as the Jesus Movement said, “Our state and our country need a spiritual awakening, and that starts right here, right now, with us. The last great revival in our country began in California, and we say, ‘Lord, do it again!’” 

More than 10,000 people responded to Laurie’s nightly invitation to make a commitment of faith in Christ by walking onto the field of Angel Stadium to pray with a Harvest team member standing by, or by indicating their faith decision through the SoCal Harvest live internet broadcast.

Attendees of this year’s SoCal Harvest were encouraged to bring their Bibles to the event in order to make a public show of solidarity with the Word of God through a social media campaign called #StandWithTheBible.  The campaign was a response to a Bible billboard controversy that made national headlines in the days and weeks leading up to the event when a local real estate company removed billboards from Orange County’s Fashion Island mall—one of the area’s largest and most prominent malls—as well as the Irvine Spectrum, after receiving complaints and at least one “serious threat” because the ads featured an image of Pastor Laurie holding a Bible.

“Hold up your Bibles—we are not ashamed of the Word of God.  In fact, even non-believers know that there is power in this book,” said Laurie. “Everything you need to know is in the Bible, no matter if people don’t want it displayed on a billboard or anywhere else. Who is the Bible for?  It’s for you.  It’s for people who want to know the meaning and purpose of their lives.  It’s for people who want to get to heaven.  When trouble comes into your life, this is the first book you should go to.  Ten years ago when our son Christopher died in a car accident—the worst day of our lives—what got me through it was this book.”

Laurie said, “The message of the Bible answers all of our questions: Why are we here?  What is the meaning of life?  God says He created you, He loves you, and He has a plan for you.  You can put your faith in Christ and be forgiven of your sin in a moment—it can happen for you tonight.” 

More than 325,000 participated in the SoCal Harvest virtually via live internet broadcasts and Facebook Live, with the outreach experiencing a 177% increase in its Facebook Live viewership over last year.  This year, Harvest partnered with 81 Christian organizations, churches, and social media influencers to broadcast the SoCal Harvest live on these organization’s Facebook pages.

Joining Laurie throughout the three-night event were top Christian recording artists including Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Phil Wickham, Passion, Jordan Feliz, Andy Mineo, Lincoln Brewster, and Dennis Agajanian.  In addition, Laurie interviewed actress Madeline Carroll, star of the film, I Can Only Imagine, about her faith during the Sunday evening program.  Some of the top Freestyle Motocross riders in the world, including Jimmy Fitzpatrick and the “Fitz Army,” Jarryd McNeil, Taka Higashino, Destin Cantrell, and Todd Potter, were on-hand for an FMX show that took place on the track inside Angel Stadium on Saturday.

In addition to founding the Harvest Crusades, Laurie also serves as senior pastor of one of the largest churches in America, Harvest Christian Fellowship, which has campuses in Riverside and Irvine, California, and Maui, Hawaii.  He serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

MEDIA NOTE: he 2018 SoCal Harvest is archived and may be viewed at www.harvest.org For more information about Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or at laura@lauramcgowan.com. Photos and multimedia, as well as  may be accessed at the Harvest Newsroom at newsroom.harvest.org.

THIS WEEK: PASTOR GREG LAURIE ENCOURAGES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS TO #StandWithTheBible & BRING A FRIEND TO SoCAL HARVEST AT ANGEL STADIUM, AUG. 17 – 19

THIS WEEK: PASTOR GREG LAURIE ENCOURAGES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS TO #StandWithTheBible & BRING A FRIEND TO SoCAL HARVEST AT ANGEL STADIUM, AUG. 17 – 19

WHAT:

WHEN:

WHERE:

2018 SoCal Harvest, Featuring Nightly Message from Greg Laurie, Saturday Night Freestyle Motocross Show with Nate Adams & Fitz Army, Music from MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, Passion, Phil Wickham and More

Friday, Aug. 17 & Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
Admission is free of charge

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, California 92806

The 2018 SoCal Harvest will kick off this Friday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, bringing its three-night event back to Orange Country for the 29th year running, Aug. 17 – 19.  Founded by Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie in 1990, the SoCal Harvest is an evangelistic outreach designed to answer life’s big questions like: Why am I here?  Is God real?  What happens when I die?  The SoCal Harvest is free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to bringing a friend to this year’s event, Southern Californians are also encouraged to bring a Bible as part of the SoCal Harvest’s #StandWithTheBible campaign.  The campaign is a response to a story that made national headlines this past week when a local real estate company removed billboards from its Fashion Island mall and the Irvine Spectrum after receiving complaints and at least one “serious threat” that the ads featured an image of Pastor Laurie holding a Bible. On Friday, the event’s opening night, Laurie will ask everyone in attendance to hold the Bible high over their heads in a show of support for the “book of books.” Laurie hopes the campaign will be a positive way for Christians to stand up for the Word of God.

“Countless people throughout the ages have been transformed because of the Bible and its impact around the world is literally impossible to quantify,” said Laurie.  “Instead of being offended by it, more people ought to pick it up, read it and see for themselves what it has to say. I believe our cities, our nation and the world will be immeasurably better off if more people read and even more importantly follow what the Bible says.”

Throughout the weekend Laurie will be joined onstage by leading Christian musicians including Grammy winning songwriter and worship leader Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), Grammy nominated MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), worship band Passion, Phil Wickham, Jordan Feliz, hip hop artist Andy Mineo, and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster (musicians vary by night).  In addition, during the Sunday evening program, Laurie will interview actress Madeline Carroll, co-star of the film, I Can Only Imagine.

Some of the top professional Freestyle Motocross riders and X-Games athletes in the world will be featured in an FMX show inside Angel Stadium on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., during the second night of the SoCal Harvest.  The show will include FMX legend and former world champion Nate Adams, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and the “Fitz Army,” Jarryd McNeil, Taka Higashino, Destin Cantrell, and Todd Potter.

Media credentials for the SoCal Harvest may be obtained by presenting company identification at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on the field level near the third base dugout (enter the stadium at Gate 2).  Media check-in begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Please note that field access will be suspended between 6:30 – 7 p.m. on Saturday evening during the Freestyle Motocross show; media may cover the show from the third base dugout during this time.

Media coverage opportunities are available before and during the SoCal Harvest and are listed below.  For more information, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or at laura@lauramcgowan.com.

  • Stage set-up at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, August 14, Wednesday, August 15, and Thursday, August 16.
  • Interview local attendees, volunteers, and Harvest Crusade staff; capture b-roll of attendees, Greg Laurie, and musicians, Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19.
  • Freestyle Motocross show on Saturday, August 18, from 6:30 – 7 p.m. on the warning track of Angel Stadium.  Media covering the show from the field level must be in place inside the third base dugout before 6:30 p.m.

The 2018 SoCal Harvest begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (gates open at 5 p.m.) and at 6 p.m. on Sunday (gates open at 4 p.m.).  A tailgate party will take place on Saturday from

3 – 5 p.m. in the parking lot under the “Big A” sign.  Angel Stadium of Anaheim charges $15 for parking fees for cars and $30 for buses. Each night the event will be interpreted in Spanish and signing for the hearing impaired will be provided.

All three nights of the 2018 SoCal Harvest will be broadcast live at www.harvest.org and daily blog accounts of the crusade will also be made available.  Updates about the Harvest outreach will be posted on Facebook, Instagram (search #HarvestSoCal) and Twitter.

MEDIA NOTE: To arrange an interview with a Harvest Crusade representative, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or at laura@lauramcgowan.com.  For more information or photos, visit the Harvest Newsroom at www.harvest.org/newsroom.

TOP PRO FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS RIDERS ADDED TO 2018 SoCAL HARVEST LINEUP AT ANGEL STADIUM

TOP PRO FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS RIDERS ADDED TO 2018 SoCAL HARVEST LINEUP AT ANGEL STADIUM

X-Games FMX Riders Join Pastor & Evangelist Greg Laurie and Leading Christian Musicians at 29th Annual Southern California Harvest Crusades, Aug. 17 – 19

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2018 —Some of the top professional Freestyle Motocross riders and X-Games athletes in the world have been added to the program lineup for the 2018 SoCal Harvest taking place at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Aug. 17 – 19.  The Freestyle Motocross show will take place inside Angel Stadium at 6:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 18, during the second night of the annual Southern California Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie outreach, and will feature FMX legend and former world champion Nate Adams, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and the “Fitz Army,” Jarryd McNeil, Taka Higashino, Destin Cantrell, and Todd Potter.

“We’re thrilled that so many top-name professional FMX riders like Nate Adams and Jimmy Fitzpatrick will be making an appearance at the 2018 SoCal Harvest,” said Harvest Crusades Executive Director John Collins.  “The athletes will do some pretty amazing tricks during Saturday’s Freestyle Motocross show, and it will be high-energy and entertaining for people of all ages.”

Nate Adams added, “I had the privilege of riding at the SoCal Harvest over a decade ago, and I’m so glad to be back this year with an outstanding group of FMX athletes.  I’m happy for the opportunity to share my faith in Christ through my sport, and I hope that many will come out to Angel Stadium for the SoCal Harvest to check out the FMX show and  to hear a life-changing message from Greg Laurie.”

Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie has brought the Harvest Crusades evangelistic outreach to Orange County annually for the past 29 years, and each year he delivers the simple, life-changing message of hope that can be found in Jesus Christ.  Called the “evangelist of the future” by the late Billy Graham, Laurie’s talks encompass topics that appeal to people of any age and answer questions like: Why am I here?  Is God real?  What happens when I die?

In addition to the FMX riders, throughout the weekend Laurie will be joined onstage by leading Christian musicians including Grammy winning songwriter and worship leader Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), Grammy nominated MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), worship band Passion, Phil Wickham, Jordan Feliz, hip hop artist Andy Mineo, and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster (musicians vary by night).  In addition, during the Sunday evening program, Laurie will interview actress Madeline Carroll, who most recently co-starred in the film, I Can Only Imagine.

The 2018 SoCal Harvest begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (gates open at 5 p.m.) and at 6 p.m. on Sunday (gates open at 4 p.m.).  A tailgate party will take place on Saturday from

3 – 5 p.m. in the parking lot under the “Big A” sign.  Angel Stadium of Anaheim charges $15 for parking fees for cars and $30 for buses. Each night the event will be interpreted in Spanish and signing for the hearing impaired will be provided.

All three nights of the 2018 SoCal Harvest will be broadcast live at www.harvest.org and daily blog accounts of the crusade will also be made available.  Updates about the Harvest outreach will be posted on Facebook, Instagram (search #HarvestSoCal) and Twitter.

Friday, August 17, 7 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from MercyMe, Passion, and Phil Wickham

Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from Lincoln Brewster, Andy Mineo, Jordan Feliz, Phil Wickham, and Freestyle Motocross Show (FMX pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m.)
  • A tailgate party will take place from 3 – 5 p.m. in the parking lot under the “Big A” sign

Sunday, August 19, 6 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham, and an interview with actress Madeline Caroll

Sunday, August 19, 6 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham, and an interview with actress Madeline Caroll

Greg Laurie is the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii, and founder of the Harvest Crusades events, which have been attended by more than 8.9 million people worldwide since 1990, both in-person and via live Internet broadcasts.  Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

MEDIA NOTE: For more information about the 2018 SoCal Harvest events, or to arrange an interview or apply for media credentials, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or at laura@lauramcgowan.com, or access the Harvest Newsroom at newsroom.harvest.org.

2018 SoCAL HARVEST SEEKS TO IGNITE A 21st CENTURY JESUS REVOLUTION

2018 SoCAL HARVEST SEEKS TO IGNITE A 21st CENTURY JESUS REVOLUTION

29th Annual Southern California Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie Returns to
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Aug. 17 – 19, With Chart-Toppers Chris Tomlin,
MercyMe, Phil Wickham, Lincoln Brewster

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 18, 2018 — Nearly 50 years after the Jesus Movement—one of the greatest spiritual awakenings of the 20th century—came to life in Southern California, local pastor and evangelist who was himself brought to faith in the movement, Greg Laurie is seeking to spark a similar revival in the Southland.  Dedicated to sharing a message of God’s love and igniting a “Jesus revolution” in a new generation, Laurie will bring the Harvest Crusades back to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Aug. 17 – 19.  During the 2018 SoCal Harvest, Laurie will be joined by chart-topping Christian artists each night.

The 2018 SoCal Harvest is open to the public and admission is free.

The Jesus Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s began in Southern California during a historically tumultuous time in the U.S. and brought spiritual awakening to the most unlikely characters—hippies and iconoclasts who rejected social standards and didn’t fit in with cultural norms. “There are so many parallels between the culture during that time and our current culture—racial unrest, political divide, and drug problems,” says Laurie.  “During the Jesus Movement, people prayed and God intervened. God transformed an unlikely generation and He can do it again. America needs a spiritual awakening, and I strongly believe that we need to again pray toward that end—a Jesus revolution for a new generation.”

Laurie, who founded the Harvest Crusades evangelistic outreach in Southern California in 1990, has returned to Orange County annually for the past 29 years to deliver the simple, life-changing message of the hope that can be found in Jesus Christ, making the Harvest Crusades the longest-running evangelistic outreach in U.S. history.  Called the “evangelist of the future” by the late Billy Graham, Laurie’s talks encompass topics that appeal to people of any age and answer questions like: Why am I here?  Is God real?  What happens when I die?

Laurie will be joined onstage by top Christian musicians including Grammy winning songwriter and worship leader Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), Grammy nominated MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), worship band Passion, Phil Wickham, Jordan Feliz, hip hop artist Andy Mineo, and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster.  In addition, during the Saturday evening program, Laurie will interview actress Madeline Carroll, who most recently co-starred in the film, I Can Only Imagine.

Laurie has partnered with co-author Ellen Vaughn to tell the story of the Jesus Movement in a new book called Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today, which will be released by Baker Publishing in September.

The 2018 SoCal Harvest begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (gates open at 5 p.m.) and at 6 p.m. on Sunday (gates open at 4 p.m.).  A tailgate party will take place on Saturday from

3 – 5 p.m. in the parking lot under the “Big A” sign.  Angel Stadium of Anaheim charges $15 for parking fees for cars and $30 for buses. Each night the event will be interpreted in Spanish and signing for the hearing impaired will be provided.

All three nights of the 2018 SoCal Harvest will be broadcast live at www.harvest.org and daily blog accounts of the crusade will also be made available.  Updates about the Harvest outreach will be posted on Facebook, Instagram (search #HarvestSoCal) and Twitter.

2018 SoCal Harvest Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and are free and open to the public. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

 Friday, August 17, 7 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from MercyMe, Passion, and Phil Wickham

 Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from Lincoln Brewster, Andy Mineo, Jordan Feliz, Phil Wickham, and an interview with actress Madeline Caroll
  • A tailgate party will take place from 3 – 5 p.m. in the parking lot under the “Big A” sign

 Sunday, August 19, 6 p.m.

  • Message from evangelist Greg Laurie
  • Music from Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham

Greg Laurie is the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii, and founder of the Harvest Crusades events, which have been attended by more than 8.9 million people worldwide since 1990, both in-person and via live Internet broadcasts.  Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

MEDIA NOTE: For more information about the 2018 SoCal Harvest events, or to arrange an interview, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or at laura@lauramcgowan.com, or access the Harvest Newsroom at newsroom.harvest.org.

HARVEST CRUSADES WITH GREG LAURIE—THE LONGEST-RUNNING EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH IN U.S. HISTORY— RETURNS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR 29TH YEAR, AUG. 17 – 19

HARVEST CRUSADES WITH GREG LAURIE—THE LONGEST-RUNNING EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH IN U.S. HISTORY— RETURNS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR 29TH YEAR, AUG. 17 – 19

WHAT:

2018 SoCal Harvest Will Feature Nightly Message from Pastor & Evangelist Greg Laurie, Music from Chris Tomlin, Passion, Jordan Feliz, and More

WHEN:

Friday, Aug. 17 & Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
Admission is free of charge

WHERE:

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, California 92806

Founded in Southern California in 1990, Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie will return to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, August 17 – 19, bringing its life-changing Gospel message to tens of thousands of people over three nights during the 2018 SoCal Harvest.  Now in its 29th year, the annual Southern California Harvest Crusades event is the longest-running evangelistic outreach in U.S. history, and will feature a nightly talk from local pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie and music from top Christian artists.

Laurie, who has spoken at every Harvest Crusades event over the past three decades, was named the “evangelist of the future” by the late Billy Graham. Laurie’s talks encompass topics that appeal to people of any age and answer questions like: Why am I here?  Is God real?  What happens when I die?

Musicians for the 2018 SoCal Harvest include Grammy winning songwriter and worship leader Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), Grammy nominated band MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), worship band Passion, Phil Wickham, Jordan Feliz, hip hop artist Andy Mineo, and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster.  In addition, during the Saturday evening program, Laurie will interview actress Madeline Carroll, who most recently co-starred in the film, I Can Only Imagine.

All three nights of the 2018 SoCal Harvest will be broadcast live via the Internet at www.harvest.org and daily blog accounts of the crusade will also be made available.  Updates about the Harvest outreach will be posted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/harvestcrusades/), Instagram (harvestcrusades or search #HarvestSoCal) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/harvest_events).

Greg Laurie is the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii, and founder of the Harvest Crusades events, which have been attended by more than 8.9 million people worldwide since 1990, both in-person and via live Internet broadcasts.  Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

MEDIA NOTE: For more information about the 2018 SoCal Harvest, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or laura@lauramcgowan.com.

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 melany@alarryross.com. 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

HARVEST AMERICA LED BY PASTOR/EVANGELIST GREG LAURIE WILL RETURN TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH JUNE 10

HARVEST AMERICA LED BY PASTOR/EVANGELIST GREG LAURIE WILL RETURN TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH JUNE 10

Last event at AT&T Stadium drew more than 90,000 in 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 5, 2018 – Harvest America will work with hundreds of local churches and thousands of simulcast locations from around the country to bring a Gospel message from Pastor Greg Laurie and music from top Christian artists to AT&T Stadium on June 10.

"As our country continues to be so bitterly divided, the Gospel and a spiritual revival are our only real solutions," Laurie said. "Our prayer is that God will use Harvest America 2018 to launch a revolution that will bring light to a world that is increasingly dark and energize a new generation of Christians to courageously share their faith in Jesus."

In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades, and in 2012 he launched Harvest America by using the internet and satellite technology to simulcast live video to thousands of locations across the country.

Admission is free.

The last time Harvest America came to the Dallas area in 2016, it attracted a crowd of more than 90,000, believed to be a record for a one-day evangelistic event in the U.S., and more than 180,000 viewed the event at 7,200 remote locations in all 50 states and 123 countries. The total audience, including more than 95,000 around the world viewing the webcast at HarvestAmerica.com, surpassed 350,000.

Laurie has also held crusades in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

The Harvest America team will be working with an advisory board of local pastors and ministry leaders including Dr. Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church of Dallas and Rev. Robert Morris of Gateway Church.

"When it comes to reaching the lost, I'm grateful that every generation has a Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie is a Billy Graham to our generation," Morris said.

Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Crowder and Phil Wickham will be the musical guests June 10 at AT&T Stadium, with others to be announced.

"On ONE DAY, we will gather as ONE CHURCH, to proclaim ONE MESSAGE: that Jesus Christ is the answer," Laurie said.

Laurie 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