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List of famous male pastors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male pastors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being pastors. There are thousand of males working as pastors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic pastors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a pastor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List below includes popular pastors, like Martin Luther King Jr., James Lamar McElhany and more people. Featuring TV pastors and more, this list has it all. 

While this isn't a list of all male pastors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male pastors?" and "Who are the best male pastors?"
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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Martin Luther King is a fictional character in the film Theme of the Traitor and the Hero. ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

Credits: Freedom Writers, I Am Curious (Yellow), The UCLA Dynasty, Pariah

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Fred Phelps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. was an American pastor who headed the Westboro Baptist Church, an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps attained notoriety primarily from his vehemently anti-gay activism and his picketing of funerals of homosexuals and soldiers. Phelps was a disbarred ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1929-2014)

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Pastor, Lawyer

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Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Robertson has ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Military Officer Televangelist, + more

Credits: The 700 Club

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. His televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. Osteen ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Author, Televangelist, Pastor Writer, + more

Credits: Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, Just Laugh

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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Harold Egbert Camping was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station group that broadcasts to more than 150 markets in the United States. In October 2011, he retired from active ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Civil engineer, Author, Radio personality, Televangelist Pastor, + more

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Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Ted Arthur Haggard is an American evangelical pastor. Known as Pastor Ted to the congregation he served, he was the founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado; a founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches; and was leader of the National Association of ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Yorktown, Mount Pleasant Township, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Pastor, Preacher

Credits: The Root of All Evil?, Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, The Trials of Ted Haggard

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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West received his undergraduate education at Harvard University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1973, ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Author, Actor, Writer Critic, + more

Credits: The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Call + Response On the Shoulders of Giants, + more

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Jerry Falwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Pastors
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Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. was an American evangelical Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative political commentator. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy in 1967, Liberty University ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1933-2007)

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Televangelist, Pastor, Writer

Credits: Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, Diagnosis: AIDS

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