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Greg Laurie BiographyGreg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California 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 ranked as one of the largest churches in America by Outreach magazine (Outreach 100, 2011).
In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 4,744,000 people people have attended Harvest Crusades across the United States, in locations ranging from the annual event at Angel Stadium, Calif., to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Harvest Crusade events have also been held in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Laurie is the featured speaker of the nationally-syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 650 radio outlets around the world. A New Beginning is also one of the most popular Christian podcast downloads on Apple's iTunes Store.
Laurie has a weekly television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and he has appeared on many other television news programs. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Laurie is 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.
In addition to speaking and assisting other ministries, Laurie has authored over 70 books including Signs of the Times, As I See It, Hope for Hurting Hearts, Married.Happily., Essentials, What Every Christian Needs to Know, Upside Down Living, The Greatest Stories Ever Told, and many more.
His autobiography, Lost Boy, was released in June 2008 by Regal Books. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, has won eight awards at International film festivals in the best documentary category.
Laurie has been married to his wife Cathe for 39 years and has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan, and five grandchildren. His son, Christopher, died in a 2008 automobile accident at age 33.
For more information about Pastor Greg, visit his personal homepage at www.greglaurie.com. For information about the Harvest Crusades, visit www.harvestcrusades.org.