Pastor Greg Laurie: Biography, Age, Family And Ministry

Pastor Greg Laurie: Biography, Age, Family, And Ministry: Greg Laurie is an American author,  pastor, and public speaker. He is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in Riverside, Orange County, and Maui

Greg Laurie Biography

Pastor Laurie was born on December 10, 1952 (age 69) at Long Beach, California, U.S, by a single mother who had seven marriages.  Working as a newspaper delivery man for the Daily Pilot in Los Angeles, CA was his first job.

He grew up in Southern California and had a turbulent upbringing, facing issues like drug use and rebellion during his teenage years. His life took a significant turn when he encountered the Christian faith during the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s..

 Laurie gave his life to Christ at the age of 17 during the period when the Jesus Movement was exploding in Southern California. From then on, he became a devout Christian at Newport Harbor High School under the ministry of evangelist Lonnie Frisbee. 

Pastor Laurie is also widely recognized for his evangelistic events and crusades, where he addresses large audiences with the message of the Gospel. His annual “Harvest Crusade” events have drawn thousands of attendees, both in person and through live broadcasts.

Pastor Greg Laurie: Biography, Age, Family And Ministry
Pastor Greg Laurie and Wife


Pastor Laurie attended the Newport Harbour High School in California. There is no information about his college education but Laurie holds two honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.

Greg Laurie Family

Pastor Laurie is happily married to his wife, Catherine. The marriage was held in 1974 and the couple has two children, Their two sons, Christopher and Jonathan are married as well. However, On July 24, 2008, Christopher was killed at the scene of a 9 a.m. car accident at the young age of 33 years old.

How Old is Greg Laurie’s Wife

Greg Laurie’s wife Catherine is 49 years old. Greg and Catherine are grandparents to 5 grandchildren. 

In October 2020, Laurie contracted COVID-19. He announced on the 5th of October 2020. However, this did not come without speculations that he had contracted the virus at a White House event. 

Pastor Greg Laurie: Biography, Age, Family And Ministry
Pastor Greg Laurie Family


Pastor Greg Laurie had his first opportunity to preach at the age of 19.  It was under the ministry of Calvary Chapel,  Pastor Chuck Smith that was allowed to lead a bible study class of 30 people. 

 It was this group that formed Harvest Christian Fellowship and has grown to become one of the largest churches in the United States.

He serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is also a chaplain for the Newport Beach Police Department. In 2013, Laurie served as the Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

In 2017, President Donald Trump selected Pastor Laurie as one of several evangelical church leaders to participate in the National Prayer Service hosted at the Washington National Cathedral. 

Laurie’s preaching style is often described as relatable and relevant, resonating with both believers and those exploring Christianity. He frequently uses real-life examples and biblical insights to connect with his audience.

Pastor Greg Laurie: Biography, Age, Family And Ministry
   Pastor Greg Laurie at Harvest Church

Greg Laurie Broadcast

In addition to his physical church campuses and events, Pastor Laurie has a significant online presence. He hosts a radio program called “A New Beginning,” which is broadcast on numerous radio stations and online platforms. He also utilizes social media and digital platforms to share his teachings and messages.

Laurie has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN and he is also a guest commentator at WorldNetDaily. He makes a weekly appearance on a television program called Greg Laurie. tv on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). 

Greg Laurie Harvest Church

In 2013, Harvest Christian Fellowship celebrated its 40th anniversary.  The church got another dedicated campus in Irvine as well as a satellite campus in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Harvest Church now has a congregation of approximately 5,000 people with a weekend viewing audience for their online service of over 250,000 people. Similarly, the church also houses more than 80 ministries.

The Harvest Crusades began in 1990.   Pastor Laurie is one of the Public speakers at the Harvest Crusades.  Harvest Crusades is an expansive evangelistic outreach project that local churches organize nationally and internationally.

Pastor Greg Laurie Books 

Laurie is a prolific author, having written numerous books that cover topics related to faith, Christianity, and personal growth. Some of his well-known books include “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,” “Tell Someone: You Can Share the Good News,” and “Hope for Hurting Hearts.” He has also contributed articles and devotionals to various publications.Greg Laurie has  more than 70 books to his credit which includes:

  1. The Upside-Down Church,
  2. The Seeker’s Bible: New Testament: New Living Translation,
  3. Every Day with Jesus: First Steps for New Believers,
  4. Losers and Winners,
  5. Saints and Sinners: How to Finish Strong in the Spiritual Race,
  6. Wrestling with God,
  7. Lost Boy: My Story,
  8. Let God Change Your Life: How to Know and Follow Jesus, and

His most recent book is a commentary on the book of Revelation.

Pastor Laurie’s autobiographical documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter has won eight awards at international film festivals in the best documentary category. The movie, ‘Jesus Revolution” is based off Pastor Greg’s journey of faith and on his life.

Pastor Greg Laurie Net Worth

Being an American author and pastor, Pastor Laurie has a net worth of $20 million. His salary is calculated as follows: Per Year: $ 4,00,000.

$ 32,000 is his earnings per month and $ 8,000 is his earnings per week.


You can follow him on the following social media platforms.

Facebook: @ Greg Laurie

Instagram: @greglaurie

Twitter: @greglaurie

You can also get his sermon on or his YouTube Channel by subscribing to his YouTube Channel @PastorGregLaurie


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