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. His mother had him as a single mother and eventually had seven marriages.  Laurie’s first job was as a newspaper delivery man for the Daily Pilot in Los Angeles, CA.

Laurie grew up in California. However, his life took a significant turn during his teenage years.  He encountered the Christian faith during the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s..

Pastor Laurie  gave his life to Christ at the age of 17 after his encounter. 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. His annual “Harvest Crusade” events have drawn thousands of attendees, both in person and through live broadcasts.

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 and Wife


Pastor Laurie attended the Newport Harbour High School in California. Although Laurie holds two honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University. He did not attend colege nor had any formal training.

Greg Laurie Family

 Catherine (Cathe) Laurie is Pasror Laurie’s wife.. The couple got married in 1974. God blessed their marriage with two children; Christopher and Jonathan Laurie. Unfortunately,Christopher was killed at the scene of a 9 a.m. car accident on July 24, 2008. He was only 33 years old.

How Old is Greg Laurie Wife

Catherine (Cathe) Laurie is 49 years old. Greg and Catherine are grandparents to 5 grandchildren. 


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 led by Pastor Chuck Smith that  he  led a bible study class of 30 people. 

Eventually, this group formed Harvest Christian Fellowship. The Harvest Christian fellowship has grown to become one of the largest churches in the United States.

Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He 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. The service was hosted at the Washington National Cathedral. 

Laurie’s preaching style is often described as relatable and relevant. His messages resonate 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,”. New Beginning 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. He was 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. Their viewing audience for their online service has grown to 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.

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.

Greg Laurie Net Worth

 Pastor Laurie has an estimated net worth of $20 million. 


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Did Greg Laurie go to seminary?

No. Pastor Laurie did not attend any college nor did he have any formal training. However, he holds two honorary doctorates, from Biola University and from Azusa Pacific University.

2. How Old is Greg Laurie’s Wife?

Cathe Laurie turned 68 years old in 2023. She was born in 1955

3. What Happened To Greg Laurie’s Mother?

During his childhood, Laurie resided with his grandparents because his mother, Charlene, was immersed in a tumultuous and party-centric lifestyle. Despite Charlene’s upbringing in a Christian household, she eloped at a young age, gave birth to Greg after a one-night encounter outside of marriage. Charlene went on to have seven marriages.

Laurie reflects on Charlene’s pursuit of the empty promises of the world, acknowledging the hollowness she experienced. Fortunately, a month before her passing, Charlene returned to her Christian faith.

In a YouTube video, Laurie shares a significant conversation he had with his mother during her final days, where she recommitted her life to Christ. Laurie sees Charlene’s life as an illustration that there is hope for everyone, regardless of their past actions, mistakes, or sins. Charlene’s journey serves as a testament to the possibility of redemption and transformation, emphasizing the message that no one is beyond the reach of hope and grace.

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