Larry Osborne is a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church, acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Under his leadership the church has grown from 128 to over 12,000 on a weekend.
Built around sermon-based small groups, North Coast has maintained a participation rate of over 80 percent of its weekend attendance in small groups for over 30 years. Its growth has come by word of mouth as they do not advertise or hold any special outreach events. Also recognized as pioneers in the multi-site movement, North Coast now offers 49 worship options on five local sites each weekend plus numerous national and international venues.
Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship. As a nationally recognized trainer of leaders and pastors, and church planters, he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events.
His books include: Thriving In Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide To Knowing God, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor.
Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and an increasing number of grandchildren.