Pastor Greg Laurie’s annual Harvest Crusade outreach will return to Angel Stadium of Anaheim again this year on Aug. 18-20, bringing a timeless message of hope to area residents.
The 2017 SoCal Harvest will feature a nightly message from the Southern California pastor and evangelist and music from top Christian artists including Crowder, Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, Andy Mineo, "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey, NBC’s "The Voice" finalist Brennley Brown, and worship leader Phil Wickham (artists vary by night).
According to Laurie, the need for evangelism is more important than ever before.
“Despite the divisions and distractions dividing our nation and disorienting our culture, I believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ remains the hope of the world and is more needed in our nation now than at almost any other point in our history,” he said.
That’s why this year’s Crusade was preceded by an ambitious evangelism training program in the weeks preceding the SoCal Harvest. Among the Fontana churches involved in the 2017 So Cal Harvest are Calvary Chapel Summit Church and Relevant Church Inland Empire.
The 2017 SoCal Harvest begins at 7 p.m. each evening (gates open at 5 p.m.) and is free of charge. Angel Stadium of Anaheim charges $15 for parking fees for cars and $30 for buses.
Each night the event will be interpreted in Spanish, and signing for the deaf will be provided.
All three nights of the 2017 SoCal Harvest will be broadcast live via the Internet at www.harvest.org, and daily blog accounts of the crusade will also be made available.
The music schedule includes:
• Friday, Aug.18 -- Crowder, Andy Mineo, and Phil Wickham.
• Saturday, August 19 -- Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, and Phil Wickham.
• Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Jordin Sparks, Danny Gokey, Brennley Brown, and Phil Wickham.