Larry Osborne

Larry Osborne has served as the senior pastor and directional leader of North Coast Church since 1980. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 128 to 6,500 in weekend attendance and has been recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Churches in America.

In 1998 North Coast Church pioneered the use of Video Worship Venues as an intentional ministry strategy offering a variety of worship styles and locations. These venues expanded the demographic and geographic outreach of the church to the point that it now offers 23 worship options on five different local campuses each weekend.

Known for its innovative approach to ministry, North Coast also pioneered the use of sermon-based small groups (a lecture/lab model that delves deeper into the weekend message). For 21 years the church has maintained a participation level of over 80% of the weekend adult attendance.

In addition, Larry serves as an adjunct professor for the doctoral and graduate programs at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Simpson College. He has traveled around the country speaking to business and church leaders about building healthy teams and innovative leadership.

Larry’s down-to-earth teaching style brings God’s word alive with insightful real-world application sprinkled with humor. His deep love for the local church and his passion to help pastors and leaders succeed is always evident.

He is the founder and president of the North Coast Training Network and has been a frequent contributor to LEADERSHIP JOURNAL. His book, THE UNITY FACTOR is now in its fourth edition.