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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 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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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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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: Texas, USA, Houston

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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T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor. ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: South Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Author, Actor Televangelist, + more

Credits: Not Easily Broken, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Woman Thou Art Loosed Winnie, + more

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Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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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: 60

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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MC Hammer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Into the Wild^! The Proposal^! Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan^! Tropic Thunder

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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Preachers
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Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: USA, Asheville, North Carolina

Profession: Evangelist, Author, Televangelist, Preacher

Credits: God's Not Dead, The Ride

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