Evangelical Pastor Greg Laurie packed Angel Stadium of Anaheim Friday evening, Aug. 17, for the opening of the three-night SoCal Harvest. The 29th annual crusade will continue through Sunday evening, and is expected to draw about 100,000 attendees through its run.
Earlier this month, a billboard at Fashion Island mall promoting SoCal Harvest was taken down after the mall’s owner received complaints and alleged threat over the advertisement. The image on the ad showed Laurie holding what appears to be a Bible and preaching. In response, SoCal Harvest leaders are encouraging those attending the crusade to bring their Bibles as part of a #StandWithTheBible campaign.