Greg Laurie Profile
|Date/Place of Birth||
December 10, 1952
Long Beach, Calif.
|Pastor/Founder||Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside®, Calif., 1972|
Harvest Crusades®, 1990
Since 1990, Laurie has spoken to more than 5.2 million people at Harvest Crusades in stadiums & arenas across the U.S., Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
|Innovator||Since 1997, Harvest Crusades' live Internet webcasts have attracted nearly 1.7 million live online participants (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 inaugural Harvest America program was simulcast from Angel Stadium and drew some 302,700 participants, making it one of the largest evangelistic outreaches in U.S. history.|
|Broadcaster||A New Beginning radio program is broadcast on more than 800 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.com), which is available on-demand online and airs weekly on more than ten television outlets, including the Trinity Broadcasting Network, The Church Channel, 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 in the best documentary category. His newest film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, released in July 2013 and has so far won or has been a category official selection in 15 film festivals.|
|Board Member||Billy Graham Evangelistic Association|
|Family||Wife, Cathe; sons Christopher (deceased) and Jonathan; five grandchildren|
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