Greg Laurie is an evangelist, best-selling author, pastor and the founder of the Harvest churches in Southern California and Hawaii. At Harvest Christian Fellowship, he serves as senior pastor. Laurie began his pastoral ministry at age 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of approximately 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America. In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, close to 10 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades in person or online throughout the United States. In 2012, Laurie launched Harvest America, a nationwide event using the Internet to simulcast live HD video to thousands of locations across the country. Harvest Crusades have also been held internationally in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and over 500,000 people have made professions of faith in Christ through these outreaches. Laurie is the featured speaker on the nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 1,100 radio outlets around the world. He also has a weekly television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University. In addition to speaking and assisting other ministries, Laurie has authored more than 70 books including Billy Graham: The Man I Knew, Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon, Jesus Revolution, Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, Tell Someone, The New Believer’s Bible, Hope for Hurting Hearts, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. Greg has been married to Cathe for more than 40 years, and they have two sons and five grandchildren.