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Thousands are expected to fill the Angel Stadium in Anaheim for a night of music and faith at this year’s 29th annual Harvest Crusade. SoCal Harvest is a free, three-night event held August 17-19, 2017 featuring music from top Christian artists, plus a gospel message by Greg Laurie.

In addition to bringing a friend, Pastor Greg Laurie also encourages attendees to bring a Bible in response to SoCal Harvest’s #StandWithTheBible campaign. The campaign was initiated after a story that made national headlines this past week. A local real estate company removed billboards from its Fashion Island mall and the Irvine Spectrum after receiving complaints and at least one “serious threat” that the ads featured an image of Pastor Laurie holding a Bible. 

On the event’s opening night, this Friday, Laurie will ask everyone in attendance to hold the Bible high over their heads in a show of support for the “book of books.”

Pastor Greg will answer some of life’s most important questions, such as, “What is the meaning of life?” and “What happens when we die?”

The Rev. Greg Laurie, 65, senior pastor and founder of Riverside’s Harvest Christian Fellowship began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades in 1990. Harvest has hosted the evangelistic outreaches throughout the United States and in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

In person attendance and live webcast views for these events total more than 8.9 million, with 509,897 deciding to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Using technology, viewers around the world can connect via live webcasts, apps, podcasts, and social media in addition to radio and TV broadcasts.

The Harvest Crusades are designed for Christians to invite others to hear the gospel message. Typically, the events begin with contemporary worship music followed by guest appearances from popular Christian artists. 

Event Schedule

Friday, August 15

Gates open at 5:00 PM. Event starts at 7:00 PM.

Featured music: Mercy Me, Passion, Phil Wickham.
Speaking: Greg Laurie

Saturday, August 16

Gates open at 5:00 PM. Event starts at 7:00 PM.

Featured music: Lincoln Brewster, Jordan Feliz, Andy Mineo, Phil Wickham, and a Freestyle Motocross Show
Speaking: Greg Laurie

Sunday, August 17

Gates open at 4:00 PM. Event starts at 6:00 PM.

Featured music: Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Madeline Caroll
Speaking: Greg Laurie

After the music, Pastor Laurie will present a life-saving, evangelistic message from the Bible.

Last year’s total attendance in person and online was 213,700 with 15,742 decisions made for Christ.

For event details https://www.harvest.org/crusades-and-events/2018-socal/event-details

Are you planning on attending? Have you attended a Harvest Crusade in the past? Join the conversation in the comments below.

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