harvest america, evangelism

Harvest America 2018


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I can’t tell you all how excited the Harvest America Team is to be returning to Texas on June 10, 2018 for the next installment of Harvest America.

I’ve had the honor of serving alongside hundreds of churches in the DFW Metroplex since 2013, when we began the work for the first Harvest America we hosted at the American Airlines Center in 2014. That night was one of the most amazing works for the Spirit I’d ever been a part of. Watching the venue fill to capacity, with an overflow crowd of an estimated 5,000 outside in the Victory Plaza, was an image I will never forget. When it was all said and done, some 5,200 people made commitments to follow Jesus.

Little did we know, the Lord had much bigger plans for us and the DFW community when He called us back to show off His amazing grace like never before in American history. With the invitation of a group of DFW pastors and leaders we were invited back to host Harvest America in 2016. But this time at one of the largest and most iconic stadiums in North America, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. I remained in Texas to continue mobilizing the community leading up to the outreach scheduled for March 6, 2016.

That evening was full of energy and excitement as we watched 82,000 fill that stadium in record time with an overflow crowd estimated to be over 20,000 outside watching from the stadium’s big screens. I can count on one hand the number of times in my life that I’ve literally had no words to describe something, and this is at the top of that list, as the night concluded with over 25,000 people making a profession to follow Jesus. Harvest America 2016 was deemed the largest one-night evangelistic outreach in American history. All glory to God!

Well the next chapter has been set, and I can’t wait to see what the Lord has for us next. Please join me in prayer as we serve together, linking shields under the banner of the gospel. I look forward to serving alongside the church of the DFW Metroplex, to raise up an army of believers who will be praying for the lost, inviting, and bringing them to Harvest America. This is the recipe we will use to bring the lost home to Jesus.

God bless,

J. Mark Arenas,
Director Harvest America

"Greg Laurie is not only a personal friend, but is one of the great communicators of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our generation. They have written him up to be the evangelist of the future and he is. I highly recommend him."
Billy Graham

Billy Graham, Evangelist and Author

"Greg Laurie is a dynamic pastor, gifted evangelist, and trusted friend. Prestonwood is thrilled to be an anchor church in Harvest America. I hope you will be a part of this amazing opportunity too."
Dr. Jack Graham

Dr. Jack Graham, Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

"When it comes to reaching the lost, I’m grateful that every generation has a Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie is a Billy Graham to our generation. Gateway Church wholeheartedly supports Harvest America, and I would encourage every pastor and church to partner with them to reach their cities for Christ."
Robert Morris

Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

"God has mightily used Greg in so many different ways and at many different venues. Because of him, many people are in the kingdom through Harvest America, the crusades, a dynamic church, a great testimony, a great man. I pray that you will join me and partner in this years Harvest America outreach."
Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

"I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Harvest event and love the Harvest model. You can bring your neighbor or family member, listen to the gospel of Jesus Christ be preached and proclaimed faithfully, and then you can follow up with them. I couldn't encourage you more to come sit in and listen to the gospel message being proclaimed here in Dallas, Texas."
Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church

"Greg Laurie has been my friend for many years, and in that time I've seen God work through Greg's evangelistic preaching to reach thousands upon thousands of lives for Jesus Christ. Hosting Harvest America in your church is a unique and powerful way for the gospel to reach people in your community too."
James MacDonald

James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

"There is no questions that Greg Laurie is making a huge impact for Christ and that lives are being changed by the thousands through Harvest America. If you are a follower of Jesus, this is the perfect opportunity to invite someone who doesn't know Christ to hear about the life transforming power of the Gospel."
Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor, Life Church

"Greg Laurie’s focus on the Gospel is why so many Southern Baptist churches and pastors have been involved with Harvest over the past 25 years . . . I strongly encourage you to get involved as well."
Kevin Ezell

Kevin Ezell, SBC North American Mission Board President

"Greg Laurie has been serving the Lord evangelistically since the early 1970s, when God changed his life during the Jesus Movement in Southern California. God has gifted Greg to give a clear, passionate, biblical presentation of the gospel. God uses him to call people to faith in Christ. I hope that you will invite your lost friends to this event, so that they can be saved."
Steve Gaines

Steve Gaines, Senior Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Current President of the Southern Baptist Convention

"Harvest Crusades really helped renew in our church a passion to reach our city. We are still benefiting from the vision for evangelism and empowerment in disciple-making they helped lead us into! I don't know any other way of saying it besides, 'This strategy still works!'"
JD Greear

JD Greear, Senior Pastor, The Summit Church

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