What is Harvest America?
Harvest America is an annual live nationwide event, streamed to thousands of host locations including churches, theaters, and living rooms. Harvest America is more than just a webcast, it is the body of Christ banding together to proclaim the gospel live across the nation.
The goal of Harvest America is to impact a nation desperately in need of hope. The event features top Christian artists and a clear gospel message by Greg Laurie.
Who Is Greg Laurie?
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America.
In 1990, Greg Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 5,609,000 people have attended Harvest Crusades events around the United States and internationally. More than 476,100 people have registered professions of faith through these outreaches.
Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.
Greg Laurie has a daily nationally-syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 700 radio outlets around the world, as well as a weekly television program.
Greg Laurie has authored over 70 books including Tell Someone, As I See It, Hope for Hurting Hearts, and his autobiography, Lost Boy, which continues to be one of the bestselling Christian biographies of all time. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, has won eight awards at International film festivals. His most recent film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, features his story of coming through tragedy.
Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for 42 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.