WND.com, the world’s largest Christian website, has been named to be the platform to livestream Harvest America 2017, which is planned live in the University of Phoenix stadium and everywhere else by simulcast on June 11.
There will be a link available on WND.com the day of the event to watch the events unfold at an evangelistic service supporters hope will surpass last year’s project, where more than 300,000 attended or tuned in.
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The event is intended by Harvest America creator evangelist Greg Laurie to address a country in need of hope.
Not only is the event expected to fill the Phoenix stadium, it is scheduled to be simulcast it thousands of host locations – churches, homes and others – around the country.
The Internet broadcast will be through WND, officials have confirmed.
It will feature a message from Laurie, a Southern California pastor and evangelist, and he will be joined by top name music from artists including NEEDTOBREATHE, MercyMe, Trip Lee, and Phil Wickham.
Viewers can access the Harvest America 2017 broadcast by going to WND.com on June 11.
Registration for simulcasts through churches, organizations and individuals also is on the Harvest America website.
Some 400 local churches throughout Phoenix and the surrounding regions will be simulcasting, and the Southern Baptist Convention and its North American Mission Board are partnering with Harvest America 2017.
Harvest events, including Harvest America and Harvest Crusades, were launched in 1990 by Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, California, and Maui, Hawaii.
Estimates are that the events have been attended by more than 7.6 million worldwide.
Last year, the 2016 Harvest America event at AT&T Stadium in Dallas was livestreamed to more than 7,200 remote host locations and drew a combined 357,000 participants, making it the largest one-day live evangelistic event in American history.
“Participating in the Harvest America outreach over the past few years has made a difference in our church and community as we’ve seen lives transformed by the message of the Gospel presented by Greg Laurie,” said Pastor Bob Grenier of Calvary Chapel Visalia in Visalia, Calif. “Hosting Harvest America is as easy as opening up your church or inviting friends into your home – the two hours you spend taking part in this excellent outreach could impact lives for eternity.”