Dr. Larry Osborne has served as one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1980. He has helped oversee the growth of the church from a fledgling group of 128 meeting in a rented school, to a multi-site ministry that reaches over 13,000 in weekend attendance.
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, Lead Like a Shepherd, A Contrarian’s Guide To Knowing God, Innovation's Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Accidental Pharisees, Mission Creep, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for The Rest of Us and The Unity Factor.
Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children and live in Oceanside, CA.