Are you a follower of Jesus Christ?

Tonight I begin a new series in Orange County from the Gospel of Matthew. It’s called “Follow Me!” It’s all about following Jesus Christ in the modern world. Frankly, I think Jesus Christ has a lot more admirers then He does genuine followers. Jesus has always been popular. Throughout history it is evident that Jesus has always been an admired figure. Even today, many people regard Him as a great moral teacher. And there are still multitudes that claim to . . . read more ›

I have an announcement to make!

Welcome my newest Granddaughter into the world . . . Alexandra Ryan Laurie, daughter of Jonathan and Brittni Laurie. Alexandra is 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Highlights from the Chicago Harvest

Make sure to check out the Chicago Harvest website for highlights from the weekend. You’ll find blog stories about Chicagoans who participated at the event, killer photos from our photographer Trever, and archives of the webcasts from all three nights. You can find it all at

The Lord worked powerfully at the Chicago Harvest!

“Blessed be the LORD, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!” —Psalm 31:21 The great American city of Chicago has truly seen God’s blessing this weekend. Sunday night at Allstate Arena, 16,700 people gathered for the final evening of the Chicago Harvest. The theme for Sunday’s message and music was “An Evening of Hope.” Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, and I —each well acquainted with the grief and pain that comes from losing someone close—shared . . . read more ›

The Lord did a powerful work Saturday night at our Chicago crusade!

Saturday night saw 16,400 stream into Allstate Arena. Among them were many young people as the music and message were geared toward Chicago’s youth. I delivered a message called, “What is the Meaning of Life?” and the Arena rocked with Skillet, Kirk Franklin, and The Katinas. The Lord touched many hearts,and when the invitation was given to follow Jesus Christ 1,554 came forward in response. Please pray for the new believers—that our follow-up team would get them plugged into a . . . read more ›