Larry Osborne is a pastor, author, mentor, and leadership consultant who has trained and coached thousands of top-level leaders in both the non-profit and profit sectors. Recognized as one of America's most influential pastors due to his pioneering work with concepts like sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, video venues, and multisite churches, his fingerprints are found on ministries and churches throughout the world.
He currently serves as Teaching Pastor and Kingdom Ambassador at North Coast Church in Vista CA, where he previously served as a Senior Pastor, helping oversee the church’s growth from 128 to over 13,000 in weekend attendance with 7 local campuses.
Larry’s leadership books include: Lead Like A Shepherd, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor.
His books on the spiritual life and discipleship include: Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.
Larry holds both Master of Divinity and Doctoral degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.