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‘We Don’t Need a Political Revolution,’ Says Greg Laurie Ahead of SoCal Harvest 2022

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Pastor Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest Crusade is returning to Anaheim, California, this year and will take place in Angel Stadium on Nov. 5-6. The theme of the event is the Jesus People Movement of the 1970s, a cultural phenomenon that Laurie lived through and which personally impacted him.

“We don’t need a political revolution. We don’t need a moral revolution. We need a JESUS REVOLUTION,” says Laurie on the website for the event. 

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Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship and the founder of Harvest Crusades, which began in 1990 and which nearly 10 million people have attended either in person or online. The purpose of Harvest Crusades, according to Harvest’s website, is to “create a welcoming environment to share the life-changing message of the gospel.” SoCal Harvest events are known for giving a simple gospel message and inviting people to make a profession of faith. 

SoCal Harvest 2022 is free. Musical guests include Phil Wickham, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Newsboys, and Jeremy Camp. Laurie will deliver a message, and the event will feature never before seen footage of the upcoming film, “Jesus Revolution,” which tells the story of the Jesus People Movement and of Greg Laurie coming to faith in the midst of it.

Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the popular series “The Chosen,” plays Lonnie Frisbee, a hippie evangelist and preacher who, with Chuck Smith, had a significant impact on the growth of the Calvary Chapel church movement. The film stars Kelsey Grammer as Chuck Smith, a pastor whose church is stagnating until Frisbee shows up.

The movie is based on the book, “Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today,” which Greg Laurie co-authored. He also served as a consultant on the film.

In the caption of a photo of himself with Roumie on Instagram, Laurie said, “Lonnie was the face and a catalyzing force of the Jesus Movement that rippled through the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time Lonnie had a profound impact on my life, and for a short time, he was a spiritual mentor to me as well.”