2013 SoCal Harvest with Greg LaurieMore Details
The Harvest with Greg Laurie events began in Southern California in 1990, and since that time, the outreach has drawn more than 4.7 million people to stadiums and arenas around the world to hear the unchanging message of God's love and needtobreathemption.
August 23-25, 2013
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
- Friday August 23
- Saturday August 24
- Sunday August 25
Special Guest / Musician Bios
Known best as the Duck Commander, his passion for duck hunting inspired him to create a new kind of hunting call. In 1973, Robertson invented the Duck Commander® Duck Call. Shortly thereafter, the Duck Commander Company was born. In the mid-1970s, Phil turned his life over to the Lord, and made some dramatic changes to the way he was living. Today, Robertson is building a reputation all over the country for his faith and belief in God. In 2012, the cable network A&E aired the first season of Duck Dynasty, a reality television series starring Phil Robertson and his family business, now a multi-million dollar hunting accessory company. A&E's Duck Dynasty has grown into one of the most popular shows on television. In his memoir and New York Times best seller, Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil shares openly about his faith. Phil has said, �The last 38 [years], I've had a relationship with Jesus and whoa! is life a lot better." His message is about being called to follow God and lead a life of faith, encouraging others to love God and love one another.
With 14 GMA Dove Awards, 6 Grammys, 2 Billboard Music Awards and an American Music Award, TobyMac is one of the top Christian musicians of his time. Toby began his Christian music career with the hip-hop band, dcTalk. In 2001, TobyMac launched his solo career with the release of his album, Momentum. To date, Toby has sold more than 3 million albums as a solo artist and 11 million overall. He has worked hard to inspire his audience with words of conviction, hope, empowerment, and the redemption found in faith in God. TobyMac's latest album, Eye On It, which won the 2013 Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, carries a message of perseverance, determination, and hope.
Third Day is a multi-platinum-selling Christian rock band which has produced 25 number-one singles and won multiple Grammy and Dove awards, as well as the American Music Award in 2008. With more than a decade of experience in playing to fans in sold-out arenas around the world, Third Day is no stranger to events like the Harvest Crusades®. Despite their large-scale success, Third Day band members remain humble and focused on the truth of the gospel message.
Best known for his success on American Idol, finishing seventh on last year's season, Colton Dixon is a promising new Christian rock artist. Colton's debut album, A Messenger, was released on January 29, 2013, and peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. Colton grew up listening to Christian music and was a choir member throughout high school. He believes in making music with a message and encouraging others through his songs.
Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Phil Wickham is no stranger to Harvest Crusades. Having grown up in Southern California, Phil attended this annual event held at Anaheim Stadium for many years. Phil began writing songs and leading worship when he was 12 years old. His song "This Is the Day" serves as the intro track for Greg Laurie's radio broadcast, A New Beginning, as well as his television program, GregLaurie.tv.
Artistic, kinetic, and energetic—a rejuvenated Flyleaf carefully blends the rhythms of pop, rock and Christian metal to create poignant harmonies. Through their unique sound and faith influences, the band desires to be a musical vehicle for hope, providing comfort and feelings of release. With platinum-status singles such as "I'm So Sick," "Fully Alive," and "All Around Me," Fyleaf never stops striving for something better. Their most recent single, "Something Better," featuring P.O.D. front man Sonny Sandoval, is about the real love of finding grace in Someone else. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Korn and Deftones as well as Stone Sour and Evanescence, but this will be their first appearance at a Harvest Crusade. Their music is artistically intricate but their message is simple: "If we can offer a little encouragement and a little inspiration to anybody who listens to us, that's the biggest blessing."
Formed by two brothers from Australia, for King & Country was named one of Billboard Magazine's Artists To Watch In 2012. Their debut album, Crave, hit No. 2 on the iTunes top Christian & Gospel Albums on the day it released. It peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and was also listed on the Billboard 200. for King & Country's first single "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)," released in 2011, peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Most Popular Christian Songs chart, and was inspired from a conversation on the brokenness that every person feels at some point in life. The band wants to deliver a message that is about believing in something much bigger than oneself. They believe that a person can confidently go through the ups and downs in life because life is about the hope and salvation of Christ.
Leading worship at Pastor Greg Laurie's home church (Harvest Christian Fellowship® in Riverside and Orange County, California), the Harvest Worship Band is often charged with creating music that illustrates and enhances the themes of Laurie's messages. The band's latest release, "Hope for America," is an anthem of hope and was written as a theme song for Harvest Crusades'® national outreach, Harvest America.
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