From the University of Phoenix Stadium to the Nation, Pastor Greg Laurie to Give Hope to His Largest Live Audience to Date
June 11 Harvest America Event to Be Televised Internationally and Simulcast via Host Sites Nationwide; Laurie to Be Joined by NEEDTOBREATHE, Trip Lee, and Phil Wickham
RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 23, 2017—Harvest America 2017 will be viewed from coast to coast and from continent to continent when it is broadcast live from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, June 11. Designed to impact a country desperately in need of hope, the free nationwide simulcast of the Harvest America outreach will be made available to thousands of host locations across the country, and it will also be broadcast live to its largest global audience to date through a variety of media including television, radio, the Internet, and social media.
Registration has opened for churches, organizations, and individuals interested in participating in the live national simulcast and more information can be found at https://harvestamerica.com/host-the-simulcast.
Additionally, this year Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will broadcast Harvest America live for the first time on its global family of networks which spans 174 countries and has a potential reach of 1 billion people. TBN can be accessed in 90 million households in the U.S. via broadcast, cable, and satellite, as well as livestreamed at www.TBN.org. The Harvest America 2017 broadcast joins a select group of events that TBN has broadcast live around the world, with past programs including Promise Keepers Stand in the Gap from the National Mall in Washington D.C., historic Billy Graham crusades, and events sponsored by Pastor T.D. Jakes.
Along with television, radio networks across the U.S., including Bott Radio, CSN Radio, and others will carry the outreach live to more than 600 stations. Harvest America 2017 will also be broadcast live on the Internet at harvestamerica.com and portions of the program will be streamed live on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/harvestamerica.
“More than ever, people across the country—and around the world—are in need of hope, and that hope can only be found through the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Harvest America Executive Director John Collins. “The constant growth and expansion of broadcast media and technology will allow Harvest America 2017 to reach new audiences, and we’re excited about the eternal impact that could make.”
Preparations are well underway for Harvest America 2017, which will feature a message from Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie, and top name music from artists including NEEDTOBREATHE, Trip Lee, and Phil Wickham.
Laurie has encouraged Christians to proclaim 2017 the “Year of Good News,” and to preach the gospel message of Christ boldly. Harvest America serves as an opportunity for people across the country to invite their friends, families, and neighbors to host locations to have the opportunity to hear the message of good news that will be presented.
Harvest America will be hosted in partnership with more than 400 local churches and organizations representing a variety of denominations throughout Phoenix and surrounding regions and will be nationally simulcast from the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals.
The Southern Baptist Convention and its North American Mission Board are partnering with Harvest America 2017, and have selected it as the focus of their annual “Crossover” outreach event, taking place just prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting in Phoenix in June. More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to participate in street evangelism the day prior to Harvest America, and will pass out as many as 870,000 invitations throughout the region.
About Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie
Founded in 1990 by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship® in Riverside and Irvine, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii, Harvest Crusade events have been attended by more than 7.6 million people worldwide, both in-person and via live Internet broadcasts. In 2012, a new nationwide simulcast called Harvest America was born, expanding the reach of the gospel even further. The 2016 Harvest America event, held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, was live streamed to more than 7,200 remote host locations and drew a combined 357,000 participants, making it the largest one-day live evangelistic event in American history.
With a trademark ability to present a clear gospel message in a culturally relevant format, drawing on the latest in current events, contemporary Christian music, and technology, Laurie has been called the “evangelist of the future” by Billy Graham.
MEDIA NOTE: For more information about Harvest America 2017, or to arrange an interview, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206 or [email protected], or access the Harvest America website at harvestamerica.com.