CBN | ‘Texas-Sized’ Gospel Party Rocks Dallas and the World for Jesus

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tens of thousands packed into AT&T Stadium for the return of Harvest America, a multi-side global crusade hosted by Greg Laurie, founder and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship.

The event had the combined feel of a party, rock concert, and an old-style tent meeting – complete with an altar call where 2,300 prayed for salvation.

Songs, testimonies, and praise filled the stadium as attendees rocked to the beat of Christian artists like Crowder and Switchfoot. They also raised their hands and voices singing worship choruses such as “This Is Amazing Grace” and “Good Good Father” led by Phil Wickham and Chris Tomlin.

Laurie, a pastor and evangelist, started Harvest America in 2012. Minutes before he walked onto the field to deliver his message, he told CBN News he had two simple goals.

“One of the points that I’m making is, is Christ living inside of you?” he explained. “Some people will say, ‘Well, I think He is.’ So my point is, well, if Christ is living in you, you’ll know He’s there.”

The other was geared toward people already involved in the church.

“I would pray also for my Christian friends that come that they would go out with a sense of revival in their life,” he added.

Around 35,000 attended the free event, which was also streamed live on the internet to thousands of local churches and homes. It featured different speakers, ministries, and videos, including a tribute to the legacy of Billy Graham, a friend and mentor to Laurie.

“This torch of proclamation evangelism, as I like to call it, needs to be passed on,” he said, emphasizing the responsibility of partnering with young leaders and working with other churches and ministries.

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