Pastor Laurie of Greg Laurie Ministries is gifted by God with the ability to apply biblical principles to current events in a way that is relevant and easily understood by people of all ages, from all walks of life.
The trademark of a Greg Laurie sermon, book, or broadcast is his contemporary, yet straightforward style and format.
Born December 10, 1952 He serves as the senior pastor of the Harvest Christian Fellowship, a Calvary Chapel, in Riverside, California.
He became a Christian under the ministry of Pentecostal evangelist Lonnie Frisbee at Newport Harbor High School. Then, at the age of 19, he had the opportunity to lead a Bible-study of 30 people originally started by Frisbee at All Saints Episcopal Church in Riverside, CA.
The church of Greg Laurie Ministries that formed from this group has grown to become one of the largest churches in the United States.
Laurie holds two honorary doctorates (from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University), although his formal education ceased at high school. He serves on the boards of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and for Samaritan's Purse.
Laurie has written several books, including The Upside-Down Church (1999, co-authored with David Kopp: the book won a Gold Medallion Book Award in the "Christian ministry' category in 2000), Every Day with Jesus (1993), and Wrestling with God (2003).
Most recently he has published Loser and Winners, Saints and Sinners: how to finish strong in the spiritual race. He also worked as a contributing author of study notes for the New Believer’s Bible and The Seeker’s Bible: New Testament : New Living Translation (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2000, ISBN 0842339280).
Host of the television program Knowing God with Greg Laurie and of the syndicated radio program A New Beginning, Laurie has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He also functions as a guest commentator at Worldnetdaily.com, and appears regularly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Pastor Greg Laurie also founded (1990) and features as a speaker for public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades — large-scale evangelistic outreach projects which local churches organize nationally and internationally.
Well over three million people have attended Harvest Crusades in California, Seattle, Oregon, Philadelphia, New York, Hawaii, Florida, North Carolina, New Zealand and Australia.
Greg Laurie Ministries is located in Newport Beach, California. Laurie with his wife, Catherine have two sons: Christopher (1975-2008) and Jonathan (1986); and granddaughter Stella (2006).
July 24, 2008, Christopher Laurie, 33, was killed (taken to heaven) when his vehicle crashed into the back of a Caltrans truck on the eastbound 91 Freeway near Serfas Club Drive in Corona, Calif. He was on his way to Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside.
Lost Boy: My Story
As a hippie and drug user who
had grown-up in a dysfunctional family, Greg Laurie knew what it was to be lost. A seventeen-year-old, long-haired Greg soon discovered his passion for seeing people rescued from hopelessness and transformed into renewed beings with a saving faith in Christ.
Laurie quickly became a wonder and an example as to how God could use someone with a sordid past to impact the world with the gospel.
Throughout Greg’s autobiography, be encouraged by the trials he overcame and the far-reaching impact these lessons have had. The Lord’s influence in Greg’s life has been thoroughly evidenced by the fruit seen from the ministries Greg has planted, watered and grown.
Like many who came of age in the 1960s, Greg Laurie felt lost---and embarked on a search for the meaning of life. Born to an alcohol-addicted mother who married seven times, he started drinking and taking drugs at an early age. Learn how Christ captured his heart---and led him into a ministry that has reached millions! Approx. 75 minutes
You've just decided to follow Jesus! Now what? You'll find biblical answers to your many questions in this clear, concise guide. Pastor Laurie reveals Jesus as your Savior, friend, and Lord; and tackles important topics including salvation, spiritual growth, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, overcoming temptation, facing problems, seeking God's will, sharing your faith, and more. 164 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
This companion book to the Seeker's Bible explores the honest questions of seekers, such as "Why am I here," "What happens when I die," and "Why should I believe in God?" The evangelism tool of the millennium, written by the evangelist of our generation, Greg Laurie.
Born out of wedlock to a mother who married and divorced seven times, Greg Laurie sought meaning in his life through partying and drugs. But it wasn't until a chance encounter in high school that he found it through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
In this newly-updated version, Pastor Greg shares about an unexpected event that eclipsed all of the pains of his childhood.the death of his oldest son, Christopher. "It was like the back page of my biography was ripped off and new chapters were being added, and the ink is still wet," Laurie said.
We want to life effective Christian lives, but the lure of life on the edge is still there. Temptation. Idolatry. Immorality. Adultery. Our minds are repeatedly assaulted with ways to take a little off here, a little there, until biblical truth and values are completely eroded. In The Great Compromise, Greg Laurie offers help by exposing the enemy's favorite ploys that pull Christians away from their faith. Learn to stand strong with God's help and avoid dangerous compromises.
I know it's wrong ... but everybody is doing it. I'll quit tomorrow. It's not my fault! I can't help it; I've been under so much stress ... I deserve this.
Sound familiar? We often tell a little white lie and then wonder why we were tempted to do something wrong. We don't recognize that the lies we tell ourselves often lead to sinful behavior. In Lies We Tell Ourselves, Laurie takes an honest and often humorous look at the ways we fall into sin and how we frequently rationalize our actions.
Drawing from the pages of Scriptures and his own experiences, he shares practical steps you can take to effectively resist temptation and put an end to the compromises that will ultimately harm you. Originally published as I'm Going on a Diet Tomorrow (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves).
Greg Laurie brings us along on a walk with Jesus and his disciples, encouraging us to see Him through the eyes of His disciples in order to know Him better, challenging us firsthand with the main spiritual lessons Jesus entrusted to His followers, and inspiring us with the many promises that the Savior gave to those who choose to follow Him. As we walk with Jesus, hopefully we, too, will come to see Jesus as His disciples did: as a living, breathing, ever-present friend, mentor, and teacher.
We tend to go about our day to day routines imagining this earthly existence of ours will just go on and on. Our stay on earth is really very brief. In Hope for Hurting Hearts, Greg Laurie shares candidly about his own heartbreak over the sudden departure of his son Christopher to heaven and offers comfort to bruised hearts and a hope that will sustain you through this life and beyond.
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