Greg Laurie Profile
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH
December 10, 1952
Long Beach, Calif.
Harvest Christian Fellowship®, Riverside, Calif., 1972
Harvest Crusades®, 1990
Since 1990, Laurie’s Harvest Crusade events have been attended by more than 7.7 million people worldwide, both in-person in stadiums & arenas across the U.S., Canada, Australia & New Zealand, and via live Internet broadcasts (www.harvest.org).
For the first time in 2012, Harvest simulcast its Anaheim Crusade to thousands of locations for a coast-to-coast evangelistic outreach called Harvest America. 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.
The A New Beginning radio program is broadcast on more than 900 radio outlets around the world, and is one of the most popular Christian podcast downloads on Apple’s iTunes store. Laurie is also featured in a weekly television program called GregLaurie.tv (www.GregLaurie.tv), which is available on-demand online and airs weekly on more than 20 television outlets, including the Trinity Broadcasting Network and American Forces Network TV.
BOOKS & FILM
Greg Laurie has authored more than 70 books, including his 2008 autobiography, Lost Boy (Regal Books). The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, won eight awards at international film festivals, including Audience Favorite and Best Documentary. Harvest’s second film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, was honored at fifteen international film festivals. Harvest’s next film is a partnership with Erwin Brothers Entertainment—producers of Woodlawn, Mom’s Night Out and October Baby—and is entitled Steve McQueen: Salvation of an America Icon. The film will be shown in hundreds of theaters across the country on September 28, 2017 as a Fathom event.
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Wife Cathe; sons Christopher (deceased) and Jonathan; five grandchildren