Boise Harvest packs out ExtraMile Arena, sees over 3,000 professions of faith

Boise Harvest packs out ExtraMile Arena, sees over 3,000 professions of faith

Press Release: The KAIROS Company for Pastor Greg Laurie
April 28, 2022

BOISE — ExtraMile Arena was packed out over two nights with over 20,000 people in attendance overflow crowds each night, with another 144,000 watching online.

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Boise Harvest saw more than 1,700 people come down to the floor, committing their lives to Christ, during the two-night community event this weekend. More than 1,500 people also made a profession of faith via the live stream.

During the final invitation, the floor was so full that follow-up counselors had to climb up to the 3rd level of the venue to hand out more than 2,500 Bibles.

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Over 100 local churches partnered over the course of 3 years, providing mobilization and volunteers, to plan this free event in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley area. The event was originally slated for 2020 and postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

“This event is three years in the making,” said Pastor Greg Laurie. “We originally set out to host Boise Harvest in 2020. But God made sure this happened at just the right time. The number of lives changed this weekend is reminiscent of all-out revival.”

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The weekend event featured performances from Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Andy Mineo and the Harvest Worship Band. Pastor Greg Laurie presented two convicting messages on what it takes to fulfill a soul and Christ’s solution to the problems of fear and the unknown.

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“No matter what sin you have committed, God will forgive you,” Laurie said. “Maybe you came here to mock Christians tonight. Maybe you went out of your way to argue with believers. I used to be like that too. I never planned on becoming a Christian when I did.”

Greg then shared his story of how he came to know Jesus and how it changed his life forever.

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At the end of each night, Laurie invited attendees to make a public profession of faith as The Harvest Worship Band played. Thousands of people rose from their seats and made their way toward the stage as they committed their lives to Jesus. They were met by local pastors and volunteers, who were able to lead them in prayer and invite them to a local church community.

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Since 1990, Harvest Crusades have been held in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. More than 6.5 million people have attended Laurie’s crusades in person. More than 600,000 people have made professions of faith in Christ through Harvest outreaches.

Laurie is releasing three films in the next year. “Fame,” an evangelistic film featuring interviews with Alice Cooper and Darryl Strawberry, will release in 2022. “Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon,” based on Greg’s biography of the same title, is set for release in Fall 2022. And “Jesus Revolution,” a feature film starring Kelsey Grammer, Jonathan Roumie and Joel Courtney, depicting the spiritual revival of the 1960s and ‘70s, will land in theaters Spring of 2023.

“So, what is the meaning of life?” Laurie asked. “It is to know there is a God in Heaven who loves you and has a plan for your life. Why are you here on this earth? To walk with God in a friendship, a relationship, with hope for this life and the afterlife.”

Find shareable photos from the event here.

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Boise Harvest 2022 Photos

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SoCal Harvest celebrates first in-person crusade post-pandemic with over 6,000 professions of faith

SoCal Harvest celebrates first in-person crusade post-pandemic with over 6,000 professions of faith

‘You’re noticed by God. You’re loved by God. And your life can have significance’: SoCal Harvest celebrates first in-person crusade post-pandemic with over 6,000 professions of faith

Press Release: The KAIROS Company for Pastor Greg Laurie
Oct. 6, 2021

 

 

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After taking a gap year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SoCal Harvest returned to Angel Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 3 with more than 6,000 people making professions of faith.

 

 

In lieu of a traditional crusade, Harvest released its cinematic crusade film A Rush of Hope in 2020, which reached over 4 million viewers and saw over 20,000 people respond to the gospel message.

Now, a year later, the outreach event drew over 40,000 people to Angel Stadium and 200,000 online, where they enjoyed performances by Billboard Music Award, Grammy Award and Dove Award-winning artists, For KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, and a gospel presentation by Harvest founder and Pastor Greg Laurie.

More than 600 radio outlets across the nation partnered with Harvest to broadcast the event, and 100 pages across Facebook shared the video livestream. In addition, 170 Southern California churches participated in this year’s event, providing mobilization and volunteers.

The evening began with a performance by For KING & COUNTRY and an introduction from Pastor Greg Laurie. Laurie received a warm applause from the crowd after announcing that the footage from the night would be featured in his upcoming film FAME, produced by the Erwin Brothers. Throughout the night, large screens displayed clips from the film, including interviews with rock icon Alice Cooper and former MLB player Darryl Strawberry.

After performances from Phil Wickham and For KING & COUNTRY, Greg Laurie presented a convicting message on the empty promises of fame, emphasizing the fulfillment that can only come from being known by God.

“The reason so many seek fame is because deep down inside, we have a desire to make our mark and distinguish ourselves,” Laurie said. “We want our life to count for something. We are seeking significance. The answer is not in fame or more followers on your social media account. The answer is in knowing and following Jesus.”

Pastor Greg Laurie took a moment to pay tribute to Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, one of the 13 soldiers who were killed in a terror attack in Afghanistan on Aug 26, 2021. Nikoui attended a Harvest Crusade in 2016, where he and his family gave their lives to Christ. His funeral was held at Harvest Riverside and officiated by Pastor Greg Laurie.

“Kareem went to Heaven because he put his faith in Christ,” said Laurie. “And that’s the hope that the Christian has.”

At the end of the night, fireworks rang out after Laurie invited attendees to make a public profession of faith and Phil Wickham played his hit song “This Is Amazing Grace.” Thousands of people rose from their seats and made their way toward the stage as they committed their lives to Jesus.

“You’re noticed by God. You’re loved by God. And your life can have significance,” said Greg Laurie. “No matter what sin you have committed, God will forgive you tonight if you will ask for his forgiveness.”

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, and millions more have participated online. More than 700,000 people have made professions of faith in Christ through Harvest outreaches.

In 2022, Laurie is planning two additional live, in-person crusade events: The Boise Harvest in Boise, Idaho and a new event called “Jesus Revolution” at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Moreover in 2022, Laurie is planning to release two films: Fame, an evangelistic film featuring interviews with Alice Cooper and Darryl Strawberry, and Jesus Revolution, a feature film depicting the spiritual revival of the 1960s and ‘70s in the U.S.

“There is no good thing you can do to have eternal life,” Laurie said. “Heaven is not for good people. Heaven is for forgiven people.”

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Greg Laurie is the pastor and founder of the Harvest churches in California and Hawaii and of Harvest Crusades. He is an evangelist, best-selling author and movie producer. His new book “Billy Graham: The Man I Knew" was released in 2021.

2021 SoCal Harvest

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Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest to return to Angel Stadium this October

Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest to return to Angel Stadium this October

Press Release:  The KAIROS Company for Pastor Greg Laurie
July 21, 2021

 

 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Greg Laurie, founder and lead pastor of Harvest Church and Harvest Crusades, will return to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on Sunday, October 3, 2021, for the SoCal Harvest—the ministry’s first stadium outreach event in over a year.

 

 

Started in 1990 by Greg Laurie and Chuck Smith, pastor and founder of Calvary Chapel, SoCal Harvest is an annual crusade held in southern California. In years past, SoCal Harvest has packed the stadium in Anaheim, but as a result of gathering restrictions in 2020, the in-person event was replaced last year by the one-of-a-kind cinematic crusade “A Rush of Hope,” which reached over 4 million people.

SoCal Harvest 2021 will feature worship by Christian music artists Phil Wickham and for KING & COUNTRY, as well as a special message from Pastor Greg Laurie. 

“Because of the pandemic last year, we had the incredible opportunity to create and release ‘A Rush of Hope,’ which led to more than 17,000 people making professions of faith,” said Laurie. “And we are thrilled that we are able to be back together this year in person for another life-changing event.”

A live-stream option will be available for those who are not comfortable or able to attend in person. For those who attend in-person, the event will follow protocols currently being employed in Angel Stadium.

"I've never in my entire life and ministry encountered more hearts awakened to the gospel," said Laurie. "I believe in the wake of the global pandemic we might be on the precipice of a great, global revival. I believe we'll see more energy in Angel Stadium on October 3 than we ever have before, and this event will be the first in a series of major events and initiatives that I believe God will use to reach more people in the next couple of years than in the previous decade. We are putting everything we have into reaching everyone we can. We all know now how short life can be."

Click here to stay up to date on the latest information about SoCal Harvest. Additional musical guests, details, and updates will be announced. 


Greg Laurie Greg Laurie is the pastor and founder of the Harvest churches in California and Hawaii and of Harvest Crusades. He is an evangelist, best-selling author, and movie producer. His new book “Billy Graham: The Man I Knew" was released in 2021.

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‘Welcome to the family of God’: SoCal Harvest celebrates 30th anniversary with 8,677 professions of faith

‘Welcome to the family of God’: SoCal Harvest celebrates 30th anniversary with 8,677 professions of faith

“I keep doing these crusades year after year because I want to take as many people with me to heaven as I possibly can.”
— Greg Laurie

ANAHEIM, Calif.SoCal Harvest is celebrating its 30th anniversary of holding crusades in Southern California the same way it did after its first crusade in 1990: with thousands of changed lives.

The three-night outreach event drew 100,000 people to Angel Stadium, where they enjoyed performances by Grammy Award and Dove Award-winning artists, fireworks, celebrity guest appearances and a military appreciation ceremony. But the highlight of the weekend was Greg Laurie’s nightly presentation of the gospel.

Each night he invited attendees to make a profession of faith, and each night thousands responded. As the sun set over Angel Stadium on Sunday, 3,852 people had gotten up from their seats and walked onto the field to make a public profession of faith, bringing the total number of decisions to follow Jesus throughout the weekend to 8,677.

“Welcome to the family of God,” read the scoreboards at Angel Stadium as fireworks lit the evening sky in celebration.

Fireworks light Angel Stadium as 3,852 attendees respond to gospel invitation. (credit: Harvest)

Laurie, who this weekend focused his messages on the theme of hope, delivered a message titled “Happiness, Hope and Heaven.”

“Don’t put your hope in technology. Don’t put your hope in material things. Don’t put your hope in politicians. Don’t put your hope even in religion.

“Hope has a name, and it’s Jesus Christ, and he is here with us tonight, and he is ready to change the course of your life,” Laurie said.

Attendees sing along at SoCal Harvest 2019. (credit: Harvest)

Earlier in the evening, Laurie interviewed MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry, who shared about his upbringing in a home with an alcoholic father, successful baseball career and struggles with substance abuse and addiction. At the lowest points in his life, Strawberry was sentenced to time in jail and sent to rehab, but upon being released, he met his wife Tracy who helped him find faith in Jesus.

Speaking of his struggles, Strawberry said, “Whatever is killing you, Jesus already killed it.”

Greg Laurie interviews MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry at SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

The final evening of SoCal Harvest featured music by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin, Newsboys and Phil Wickham. Author and radio host Eric Metaxas offered an opening prayer. The evening ended with a firework show over Angel Stadium.

SoCal Harvest 2019 was the 30th crusade in a row Harvest has put on in Southern California, making it the longest-running evangelistic outreach event in U.S. history. The first two evenings featured performances by Grammy Award-winning pop duo for KING & COUNTRY, hip-hop artist Lecrae, Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp, the Passion worship band, guitarist Dennis Agajanian and Graham Saber.

On opening night, Harvest honored military members with a special ceremony that included a U.S. flag unfurled across the stadium’s field as Brennley Brown, finalist of The Voice, sang “God Bless America.” Former Navy SEAL and Actor Remi Adeleke and Actress Madeline Carroll of the smash hit “I Can Only Imagine” offered opening prayers. Laurie also interviewed film director Jon Erwin along with Jeremy Camp about “I Still Believe,” a new film about Camp’s life that is coming out in March.

Attendees respond to altar call at SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

SoCal Harvest 2019 also was the kick-off event of Harvest’s 2020 Vision to launch a “Jesus Revolution” through crusades in Southern California and Boise, Idaho. The tour will end with a crusade in 2021 at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, currently under construction. The Harvest team wants to reach over 1 million people and see 100,000 professions of faith through the crusades.

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. More than 500,000 people have made professions of faith in Christ at Harvest crusades.

“I keep doing these crusades year after year because I want to take as many people with me to heaven as I possibly can,” Laurie said.

To read the latest news of Greg Laurie and SoCal Harvest, visit Harvest’s newsroom. For historic photos of the crusade (from 1990-2010) follow this link.

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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. You can learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest at harvest.org.

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2,675 respond to gospel invitation at second night of SoCal Harvest, 34,000 in attendance

2,675 respond to gospel invitation at second night of SoCal Harvest, 34,000 in attendance

ANAHEIM, Calif.SoCal Harvest held its second evangelistic crusade Saturday evening with a crowd of 34,000 who came to Angel Stadium to listen to performances by award-winning artists and a message of hope by Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie.

Laurie, who this year celebrates 30 years of holding Harvest crusades in Southern California, invited attendees to respond to the gospel. At the close of the evening, 2,675 people had walked down from the stands onto the field to make a profession of faith.

“You have an appointment with God tonight. This is your night to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ,” Laurie said.

Laurie speaks at the second night of SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium. (credit: Harvest)

Laurie, who throughout the weekend has focused on the high levels of depression and anxiety in America, especially among younger generations, delivered a message titled “God’s answer to fear, worry and anxiety.”

Drawing on Jesus’ words in John 14, in which he tells his disciples he will prepare a place for them in heaven, Laurie said, “I have hope tonight for the hopeless generation. I have hope for the millennials, for Generation Z and baby boomers.

“You can go from hopeless to hope, from emptiness to fulfillment and from guilt to forgiveness. Because hope has a name, and it’s Jesus Christ, and he is here to change your life tonight.”

The second evening of the three-night weekend event featured performances by Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae, Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and Graham Saber. Jonathan Laurie, pastor at Harvest Orange County, shared a personal testimony of overcoming drug addiction and finding freedom in Jesus, and actress Madeline Carroll, who starred in the smash hit film “I  Can Only Imagine,” offered an opening prayer.

Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae performs at SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

Laurie also interviewed film director Jon Erwin along with Jeremy Camp about “I Still Believe,” a new film about Camp’s life that is coming out in March.

Attendees respond to Laurie's gospel invitation at the second night of SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

Earlier in the day Harvest hosted a youth tailgate party at Angel Stadium’s parking lot. Attendees enjoyed a skate park, rock climbing walls, video game trucks, Apple product giveaways and a live DJ and freestyle motocross (FMX) show.

SoCal Harvest continues Sunday with performances from Phil Wickham, Newsboys and Chris Tomlin. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and the event begins at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but there is a $15 charge per car for parking at the venue.

SoCal Harvest is streamed online throughout the weekend on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Apple TV, CBN and through various broadcast and streaming services. To learn more about SoCal Harvest, visit https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2019.


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Press is welcome to SoCal Harvest. Please email [email protected] for media instructions for arrival and access to the venue.

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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. You can learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest at harvest.org.

28,000 show up to first night of SoCal Harvest, more than 2,100 make professions of faith

28,000 show up to first night of SoCal Harvest, more than 2,100 make professions of faith

ANAHEIM, Calif.SoCal Harvest, the annual evangelistic outreach started by pastor, evangelist and bestselling author Greg Laurie, kicked off its 30th anniversary crusade Friday at the Angel Stadium. The event, which has become a Southern California tradition, drew 28,000 people, with 2,150 making a profession of faith.

“You don’t clean your life up and come to Christ. You come to Christ and he will clean your life up,” Laurie said in a message that addressed America’s record high levels of suicide, opioid addiction and anxiety.

“Heaven is not for perfect people,” Laurie said. “Heaven is for forgiven people. You can be forgiven tonight.”

Attendees respond to gospel invitation at SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

The first evening of the three-night weekend event featured a military appreciation ceremony and performances by Grammy-winning pop duo for KING & COUNTRY, the Passion worship band and guitarist-songwriter Dennis Agajanian.

Brennley Brown, the 17-year-old finalist of The Voice, sang a moving rendition of “God Bless America” during a military appreciation ceremony that included fireworks and a flag presentation. Dozens of active duty members, reserves and veterans unfurled a U.S. flag that covered about half of the Angel Stadium’s field. After the flag presentation, Former Navy SEAL and Actor Remi Adeleke offered an opening prayer.

“We want to kick off this year’s event with a special tribute to those who serve us,” Laurie said and added, “You know we talk about heroes … but a hero is someone who is willing to put their life on the line, and as far as I’m concerned anyone who takes on the uniform to serve us in the armed services is a hero.”

Military members unfurl U.S. flag on Angel Stadium field during SoCal Harvest. (credit: Harvest)

Laurie also spoke about the need for spiritual revival in America for which Harvest is preparing by launching a series of crusades in Southern California, Boise, Idaho, and Los Angeles over the next 20 months. The Harvest team wants to reach over one million people and see 100,000 professions of faith through the crusades.

“The only hope for America is a spiritual awakening, and the only hope is the message of the gospel because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever,” Laurie said.

Greg Laurie speaking at SoCal Harvest on Friday. (credit: Harvest)

SoCal Harvest continues this weekend with performances from Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Newsboys and Chris Tomlin, along other musical groups. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, and the event begins at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but there is a $15 charge per car for parking at the venue.

Harvest also will host a youth tailgate party on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at Angel Stadium’s parking lot. The party will include a skate park, rock climbing walls, video game trucks, Apple product giveaways and a live DJ and freestyle motocross (FMX) show.

SoCal Harvest is streamed online throughout the weekend on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Apple TV, CBN and through various broadcast and streaming services. To learn more about SoCal Harvest, visit https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2019.


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Press is welcome to SoCal Harvest. Please email [email protected] for media instructions for arrival and access to the venue.

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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. You can learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest at harvest.org.