Harvest in the News
In Their Words
"The media have been writing Greg Laurie up as the man who is going to be the evangelist of the future—and he is."
Notable quotes about Harvest with Greg Laurie
Dr. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Atlanta Crusade, October, 1994
"In 1990, I was a soldier in the Marine Corps during the Gulf War, about to be deployed to Kuwait, and grappling with my own mortality. My brother invited me to attend the very first Harvest Crusade at the Pacific Amphitheater and for five nights I sat and listened to Greg Laurie's message about receiving eternal life through Jesus Christ. Finally, on the last night, I made that commitment for myself and it was nothing short of life altering. Through the years—both personally and through my church's involvement in the Harvest Crusades—I have seen thousands enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Imagine all of those stories that are unfolding, just like mine."
Greg Munck, Executive Pastor of Crossline Community Church, Laguna Hills, Calif.
"As I look back at the Harvest Crusades, I see what God has done over the last 25 years and the way He has used Greg Laurie to reach the world for Christ, and I am amazed. Who would have thought God would have done such a tremendous work through one man, and so many would come to know Christ?"
Raul Ries, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, Diamond Bar, Calif.
"I attended my first Harvest Crusade in 1990 and the words that Greg Laurie spoke were for everyone. He presented the Gospel message in a very simple, down-to-earth way and, as a result, my wife and I both solidified our faith in Christ. That day, I gained peace in my life that I'd been missing before."
Mike Hasten, Harvest Crusades volunteer and coordinator for the Billy Graham Call Center at Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, Calif.
"I am overwhelmed and blessed that, through Greg, I met Jesus Christ. Think of it: 25 years of faithful crusade evangelism! I will be forever grateful to Pastor Greg and how God has used him to shape my new life in Christ."
Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Chino, Calif.
"My husband and I were new Christians in 1990 and decided to check out what we thought would be just a big concert at the Pacific Amphitheater. We were stunned by the energy at the Harvest Crusade and by how different it was than a "regular" rock concert as thousands of people worshiped God together; it was like nothing we'd ever seen before. Impacted by Greg Laurie's message that night, we determined to keep coming back and to always bring a friend in need of hope."
Lisa Perry, Harvest Crusades volunteer, Elizabeth Lake, Calif.
"I'm an amputee and it's never stopped me from serving at a Harvest Crusade. I've volunteered at every Harvest Crusade in Orange County over the past 25 years, and when Greg Laurie gives the message and people respond and put their faith in Jesus Christ, it's amazing to see."
Bobby Gilbert, usher supervisor and Harvest Crusades volunteer since 1990, Tustin, Calif.
"On behalf of the Newport Beach Police Department, I would like to send our congratulations to Pastor Greg Laurie during a special year in which he is celebrating some noteworthy personal and professional anniversaries. In the [past decades], we have all been witness to significant changes in our society. Throughout this time, Greg has been a constant force for good, using his faith and wisdom to reach out and impact countless individuals in a positive, meaningful way."
Chief Jay R Johnson, Newport Beach Police Department, Newport Beach, Calif.
"I have been privileged to watch how God has blessed the ministry of Greg Laurie and Harvest Crusades these past 25 years. Greg's greatest mentor, the late Chuck Smith, invested in him and it serves as a reminder that we can all be encouragers to those who boldly live out the Great Commission. When I heard Greg Laurie preach at the first Harvest Crusade at the Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre, my heart rejoiced at the clear presentation of the Gospel and I give thanks to the Lord for the tens of thousands who have come to know Jesus Christ."
Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
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