SoCal Harvest, one of the largest evangelistic events in the country that is also known as the Harvest Crusades, will be taking place from August 26 to 28 for the 27th year at the Angels' Stadium in Anaheim.
Led by pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, the three-night event has generally drawn tens of thousands of people each night. Earlier this year in March, Laurie hosted another evangelistic event called Harvest America in Arlington, TX, which drew some 82,000 people.
"Most church services are designed for worship, Bible study, or spiritual growth. We wanted to do an event that was designed, beginning to end, for a nonbeliever, so we could present what it is to be a Christian, who Jesus is, what he said, and how to come into a relationship with him," Laurie told the Los Angeles Times regarding when Harvest Crusades first began.
This year's Socal Harvest will feature performances from musicians including Phil Wickham, for King & Country, Chris Tomlin, tobyMac, and others, and messages from Greg Laurie on questions such as "What is the meaning of life?" and "What happens when we die?"
More than 5.6 million have attended Harvest events since its beginnings in 1990, the organizers say, and over 470,000 have made professions of faith.