By Will Hall, Message Editor
DALLAS (LBM) — Organizers said 3,214 new believers committed their lives to Jesus during a June 10 crusade by Greg Laurie in Dallas, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
Meanwhile, 175 seminary students spent the week in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, knocking on more than 20,000 doors, holding 3,180 Gospel conversations, and witnessing 340 professions of faith.
Additionally, 400 churches took part in door-to-door evangelism that resulted in 675 salvation decisions.
Combined, the multiple outreach efforts produced a total of 4,229 new believers who made commitments to live for Christ.
Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, which has campuses in California and Hawaii, has been leading Harvest Crusades since 1990, with the large-scale public evangelistic events renamed Harvest America in 2012. Laurie is a member of the board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and models his Gospel outreaches after the now-deceased evangelist’s crusades.
This is the second year that Laurie’s ministry had been linked to the SBC. Next year a three-day crusade is planned to coincide with the Southern Baptists’ meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, June 11-12.
CBN News reported a crowd of 35,000 attended the event in AT&T Stadium.
Joel Southerland, executive director, evangelism, with the North American Mission Board, and pastor of the Peavine Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia which averages 1,000 in worship attendance, said another 100,000 watched online.
“Every profession of faith has already received a letter in the mail and been assigned to a local church for follow up,” Southerland told messengers. Thanking the numerous contributors to Crossover, Southerland announced the 2019 Harvest event “will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the convention.
“So consider this to be an invitation to your church to be part of that event,” he offered. “It would be a great opportunity for a mission trip for your youth, college students or your church.”