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

This list below has a variety of people, like Billy Graham and Henry Ward Beecher, in it. Featuring popular ministers you might have seen on TV, this list has it all. 

While this isn't a list of all male preachers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male preachers?" and "Who are the best male preachers?"
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Profession: Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

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

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#39 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#57 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#7 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#13 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refers to him as Jesus Christ, a name that is also used in ...more

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Birthplace: Judea

Profession: Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher

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#1 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#3 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#73 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#32 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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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: 54

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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) 4 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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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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