RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 26, 2017—Harvest America, led by Evangelist Greg Laurie at the University of Phoenix Stadium on June 11, impacted nearly 285,000 people worldwide with a message of God’s good news. An audience of 38,000 people from across the country packed the stadium, while more than 246,000 people in America and in 83 countries tuned in to the live broadcast of the event.
“Two thousand years ago, God sent His Son on a rescue operation to planet earth,” said Laurie to the assembled crowd in the University of Phoenix Stadium and those watching online.
“Jesus came to pay a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. Jesus Himself said, ‘For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’ Christ died for you.”
At the end of the evening, 2,904 people walked down to the floor of the University of Phoenix Stadium to indicate their decisions to follow Jesus Christ, and 4,324 more registered their commitments online or at host locations nationwide. An additional 310 made a profession of faith through outreach events in Phoenix area the day before the event, bringing the total to 7,538 who put their faith in Jesus through Harvest America.
All who responded are being thoroughly and immediately followed up by both local churches and by Harvest. Producing “lasting fruit” through the mechanism of the local church has always been at the heart of every Harvest evangelistic event.
A recap video of Harvest America and the impact of the event weekend is available here.
Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie will hold its next outreach, 2017 SoCal Harvest, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, Aug. 18-20. On June 10, 2018, Harvest Crusades will take Harvest America back to the Dallas Metroplex.
Pastor Greg Laurie serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, one of the largest churches in America; is the author of more than 70 books; is the creator of 3 feature films; hosts the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, A New Beginning; and is the founder of Harvest Crusades, a large-scale evangelistic ministry attended by more than 7.6 people worldwide, both in-person in stadiums & arenas across the U.S., Canada, Australia & New Zealand, and via live satellite broadcasts.