ANAHEIM, Calif. — A steady stream of stories from those who made decisions to commit their lives to Jesus Christ at a Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie over the last three decades include dramatic transformations that have led to Christian leadership and ministry.
At an annual pastors and leaders' luncheon held earlier this year to announce the 2016 SoCal Harvest lineup of worship bands and plans for the three nights of outreach at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Friday through Sunday, several in attendance shared how they began their journey at Harvest.
"When I came to the Harvest crusade it was the last place you would expect me to be, but obviously God had an appointment for me there," said Thomas, who now serves as a ministry leader for a team at his church that engages new believers with follow-up. "I came to the Harvest in 2008. That's where I received Christ. I was 43 years old. Up until that point, I had been a methamphetamine addict for over 20 years." more >>
Over 100,000 people are expected to gather this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, to proclaim the Gospel and listen to messages from Pastor Greg Laurie and popular Christian artists like Chris Tomlin at the 2016 SoCal Harvest.
The three-night event, which is in its 27th year, is an opportunity for Christians in Southern California to invite their friends and acquaintances to hear Gospel messages and witness performances from some of today's most popular Christian artists.
SoCal Harvest, organized by Harvest Christian Fellowship based out of Riverside, California, is a free event and will feature musicians of various genres — from rock to hip-hop. The lineup features artists such as Tomlin, TobyMac, the band for King and Country, Phil Wickham, KB, Hollyn and Skillet. more >>
Country icon Dolly Parton has never been one to mince words and during a recent promotional interview for her upcoming tour, the living legend explained that directly after she prays she takes care of nature's business before hitting the stage.
The 70-year-old performer opened up about many details in her life during her interview with TODAY on Wednesday. She talked about her cosmetic surgeries and how she was "caught" by paparazzi after her first procedure, as well as her new tour "Pure & Simple."
When asked what her pre-show ritual is, Parton unashamedly responded, "Well I pray and pee in that order." more >>
The chance discovery of a cancerous tumor on his kidney during a routine checkup for acid reflux left Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall while he was shell shocked, his Christian faith helped him overcome the ordeal.
In a podcast with "The Church Boys" last week, Hall explained that despite his health crisis, the roots of his faith runs deep and he's putting his trust in the healing power of Jesus Christ.
"My feelings kept slamming up against something solid in me, and that was the roots of my faith. The fact that I've been in the Word for years. The fact that I've been following Jesus for years, and the roots of my faith were reminding me: God is who He says He is." more >>
In a recent promotional campaign to launch his new single "Jesus," Chris Tomlin asked people to submit prayers and praises and the response was so overwhelming that the worshipper decided to dedicate a whole website page filled with these "Jesus Stories."
Tomlin recently took to Facebook to share one of the miraculous stories submitted for his music video.
Read the posted testimony in it's entirety below: more >>
Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson revealed her desire to spread the light of God to others in person instead of on social media at a recent promotional stop for her "Live Original Tour."
In a video posted to Instagram, Robertson is heard talking about her passion to have a deeper connection with people.
"The other night in Tulsa was amazing! 17 souls saved!! Praise God!" she captioned the clip. "It got me pumped for the tour coming up next month, because this is the purpose of the tour... Whatever you see that night could change your life forever. It will mean a whole lot more than just a follow on Instagram or a retweet on Twitter. It's a moment that we get to spend together, and dig a little deeper than we ever could through the Internet." more >>