By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries and the ASSIST News Service
RIVERSIDE, CA (ANS — June 2, 2015) — Staying true to its mission of delivering a message of hope to people throughout Southern California and beyond, Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie will return to Orange County for the 26th consecutive year.
The evangelistic outreach, this year called the “2015 SoCal Harvest” will take place at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Aug. 28 – 30, and is free and open to the public.
According to a news release, in addition to the tens of thousands of people expected to gather at Angel Stadium for the annual event, a large audience across the U.S. and around the world will have the opportunity to view the 2015 SoCal Harvest live online at www.harvest.org. Countless others will be able to tune in live via hundreds of radio broadcast facilities. Last year, 62,733 people from all 50 states and 121 countries watched the Anaheim outreach online during a single weekend.
Since 1990, Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie has spoken at each and every Harvest Crusades event, sharing the Gospel message with more than 6.9 million people worldwide, both in-person and via live Internet broadcasts. Staying true to form, Laurie will return for all three nights of the 2015 SoCal Harvest, and will be joined by musical guests including THIRD DAY, Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, and Lecrae.
Following the 2015 SoCal Harvest, Harvest with Greg Laurie will return to Dallas, Texas on March 6, 2016, hosting a one night program called Harvest America at AT&T Stadium, which will be simulcast to thousands of locations nationwide.
The Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie events are known for relating to audiences through contemporary means like top notch music, live Internet webcasts, and social media updates, but the nightly message presented by Laurie is timeless.
Called the “evangelist of the future” by Billy Graham, Laurie draws on Scripture, flavored with personal and cultural examples, to describe the relevance of faith in today’s world. Laurie’s talks encompass topics that appeal to people of any age and answer questions like: Why am I here? Is God real? What happens when I die?
Greg Laurie serves as senior pastor of one of the largest churches in the U.S., Harvest Christian Fellowship, which has campuses in Riverside and Irvine, Calif. Laurie also serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Media Note: For more information about the 2015 SoCal Harvest, contact Laura McGowan at (847) 347-5206, or access the Harvest Newsroom at newsroom.harvest.org.
Photo captions: 1) Greg Laurie preaching. 2) Harvest counsellors. 3) Dan Wooding with Greg Laurie after an interview.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the author of 45 books and founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). Dan hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world, and also “His Channel Live,” a TV show beamed to 192 countries.
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