Larry Osborne is a pastor at North Coast Church in Vista CA. Under his leadership the church has grown from 128 to over 13,000 on a weekend. 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.
North Coast Church has been acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Known for pioneering the concepts of sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, and video venues, its fingerprints are found on churches throughout the world.
Larry’s leadership books include: Lead Like A Shepherd, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor.
Larry’s discipleship books include: Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, Lead Like a Shepherd, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.
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.