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This list of famous female pastors is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female pastors list contains the most prominent and famous women preachers. These female pastors are also featured on famous female evangelists and famous televangelists. There are thousands of females working as pastors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Famous female preachers and pastors have worked hard to become the best that they can be for their parishioners, inspiring and motivating them through their faith.

This list is made up both black women preachers and famous female ministers of many other races as well. Among the top woman preachers below, you'll find Victoria Osteen and Paula White. You might have seen these popular lady preachers on TV, so many names will be familiar.  

While this isn't a list of all famous women pastors, it does feature many great women preachers who are powerful speakers and inspiring thinkers. Who are the most famous female pastors? Who are the best female pastors? Take a look below!

Paula White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Paula Michelle White is an international Christian evangelist and teacher, TV personality, author and philanthropist. She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, which is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church whose membership ranges in the thousands. She hosts ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Profession: Talk show host, Missionary, Author, Televangelist Pastor, + more

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Juanita Bynum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer. ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Evangelist, Author, Televangelist, Pastor

Credits: Mama^! I Want to Sing!, The Williams Brothers: The Concert

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Bimbo Odukoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Abimbola Rosemary "Bimbo" Odukoya was a Nigerian pastor and televangelist who was married to the founder of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya. Odukoya, often called "Pastor Bims," was a receiver of over 60 national and international awards for her contributions to nation building, the ...more

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Age: Died at 45 (1960-2005)

Profession: Televangelist, Pastor

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Ida B. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Ida B. Robinson was an American Pentecostal-Holiness and Charismatic denominational leader. She was the founder, first Senior Bishop and President of the Mount Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc. Robinson formed the organization in response to her vision and Divine Call to secure an organizational ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1891-1946)

Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Bishop, Pastor

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Darlene Zschech is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Darlene Joyce Zschech is an Australian Pentecostal Christian worship leader and singer-songwriter who primarily writes praise and worship songs. Described as a "pioneer of the modern worship movement", she is the former worship pastor of Hillsong Church and is currently a member of Compassionart, a ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Profession: Songwriter, Pastor, Singer

Credits: Hillsong: Saviour King: Live, Hillsong: Faith+Hope+Love, Hillsong: God He Reigns: Live Worship from Hillsong Church

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Nicole Lamarche is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Nicole Lamarche is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss California 2003. Competing in the Miss San Francisco Pageant in 2003, she won the title and went on to win Miss California 2003 and became the Fourth runner up to the title of ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Pastor

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Victoria Osteen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Victoria Osteen is the co-pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, an author, the wife of Joel Osteen, and the daughter-in-law of John Osteen. ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Pastor

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Åsa Waldau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Pastors
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Åsa M. Waldau is the leader of a Christian church in Knutby, Sweden. She was born October 26, 1965. She is one of originally four sisters, the youngest of whom was the victim of the Knutby murder on January 10, 2004. ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden

Profession: Pastor

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