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
"For two decades, Harvest Crusades has held some of the largest evangelical Christian gatherings in the country. But far more people are expected to watch this weekend's Anaheim crusade in front of their computers than in the seats of Angel Stadium."
The Press-Enterprise, August 11, 2011:
"It's Laurie's ability to connect with people, intertwining messages from the Gospel with pop-cultural references and direct talk, that has helped the crusade grow from a weekly Bible study in Riverside to an event that fills as many seats as an Angels vs. Yankees series at the stadium."
Orange County Register, August 5, 2010:
"Laurie's visit [to Philadelphia] caps a week of financial upheaval and warnings of economic meltdown. Gary Clark, a pastor in Washington Township, said the California pastor is down to earth, relevant and able to deliver the Gospel in a way people can easily understand. 'In a world that's very topsy-turvy, people feel very insecure,' said Clark. 'It's a message that will help you cope with the world in crisis as it is today. It will really give you a message of hope."
Courier-Post (Cherry Hills, NJ), October 2, 2008:
"When Laurie stepped onto the stage, he put the spotlight on the message of Jesus, and emphasized the theme of his crusade—how to change for good."
News 14 Carolina, June 24, 2007:
"Some came for the music, some came to hear Greg Laurie, but they all came for God. Thousands of people last night packed the Westpac Centre for the first night of Harvest '06."
The Press, Christchurch, New Zealand, April 29, 2006:
"As he preaches, Mr. Laurie cites quotations from movie stars and athletes that he culls from popular magazines in hope that they will help him with his point about the need to rely on God. He tries to keep his sermons simple, but to raise big questions [like] What is he meaning of life? What happens after I die? Why am I here?"
The New York Times, January 1, 1999:
"If there's a religious revival underway in America, Harvest Crusades may well be the leading edge. Pastor Greg Laurie's style appeals to young people because his crusades are informal and straightforward. They come for the music and stay for the message."
ABC World News Sunday, July 16, 1995:
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