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
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
- 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:
- 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
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
LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD STAR’S LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF REDEMPTION COMES TO HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Steve McQueen: American Icon
Available on Digital February 6, 2018 and on DVD February 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Contact: Tracy Pence, [email protected]; Jennifer Willingham, [email protected]; both with Icon Media Group
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ — Steve McQueen’s name is synonymous with the word “cool,” and for many years the iconic actor who starred in films such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, was the highest-paid star in Hollywood. However, few people knew that late in his life McQueen began a spiritual journey that led to his embrace of the Christian faith. McQueen’s little-known story unfolds in Steve McQueen: American Icon, coming to DVD and Digital HD on February 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Presented by American Icon Films LLC, Erwin Brothers Entertainment (Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out) partner with Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries to tell the story of Steve McQueen you’ve never heard before!
Narrated by Gary Sinise, Steve McQueen: American Icon features in-depth interviews with McQueen’s wife, model Barbara Minty McQueen, and also debuts her candid photographs from McQueen’s last years. Additional interviews include Academy Award-winning actor Mel Gibson, renowned stuntman Stan Barrett, celebrated McQueen biographer Marshall Terrill, actors Barbara Leigh and Mel Novak, and the pilots who taught McQueen to fly.
In addition to the 110-minute documentary, Steve McQueen: American Icon DVD and digital bonus features include extended interviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen, a special message from Pastor Greg Laurie, and an exclusive look at Steve McQueen’s famous 1968 Mustang GT from the movie Bullitt.
Steve McQueen is one of America’s most endearing and intriguing movie stars. On the surface McQueen had everything he could want – fame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a lifetime. Follow an avid fan of the actor, Pastor Greg Laurie, as he hits the road in his mint Mustang (a replica of McQueen’s car in the classic film Bullitt), traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen’s redemption-filled final chapters. Discover this amazing, true faith journey narrated by Gary Sinise.
Steve McQueen: American Icon will be available on DVD and Digital.
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- Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit moviesanywhere.com.
BONUS FEATURES on DVD & DIGITAL HD:
- Extended interviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen
- A special message from Pastor Greg Laurie
- Discovery of the Bullitt – A behind the scenes look at the original car made famous by McQueen’s movie Bullitt
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Movie Website: stevemcqueenmovie.com
UPHE Website: uni.pictures/SteveMcqueen
Based on the Book: “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon” by Greg Laurie & Marshall Terrill
Cast: Greg Laurie, Barbara Minty McQueen, Stan Barrett and Mel Gibson
Narration By: Gary Sinise
Music By: Brent McCorkle
Editors: Ben Smallbone & Parker Adams
Producers: Jerilyn Esquibel, Josh Walsh, Paul Eaton, John Collins, Gary Zelasko
Executive Producers: Jon & Andrew Erwin, Kevin Downes, Matt Swanson, Barbara Minty McQueen, Marshall Terrill
Written By: Parker Adams, Jon Erwin, Ben Smallbone
Directed By: Jon Erwin & Ben Smallbone
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 20, 2018
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61195787000
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes
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