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Famous Male Preachers

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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 Abu Hamza al-Masri and Henry Ward Beecher, in it.

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?"

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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
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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 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 has ...more

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    • Age: 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 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 broadcasting ...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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    Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: South Charleston, USA, West Virginia
    • 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
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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: 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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    MC Hammer
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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 records, ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Private Parts, Last Action Hero, The Surreal Life, Hammerman, The Right Connections, + more
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    Franklin Graham
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    Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: USA, Asheville, North Carolina
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Televangelist, Preacher
    • Credits: God's Not Dead, The Ride
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    John Wesley
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    John Wesley was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism. His work and writings also played a leading role in the development of the Holiness movement and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1703-1791)
    • Birthplace: Epworth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Priest, Theologian, Preacher
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    Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, PC was a unionist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. He became a Protestant evangelical minister in 1946 and would remain one for the rest of his life. In 1951 he co-founded the fundamentalist Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1926-2014)
    • Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, Ulster, + more
    • Profession: Evangelist, Politician, Writer, Preacher
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    Jimmy Swaggart
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    Jimmy Lee Swaggart is an American Pentecostal pastor, teacher, musician, author, and televangelist. He has preached to crowds around the world through his weekly telecast. According to the official website for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, his 1980s telecast was transmitted to over 3,000 stations and cable ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Televangelist, Preacher
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    Norman Vincent Peale
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    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of "positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1898-1993)
    • Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Pastor, Writer, Motivational speaker, Preacher
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    George Whitefield
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    George Whitefield, also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican cleric who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and, especially, in the American colonies. Born in Gloucester, England, he attended Pembroke College, Oxford University, where he met the Wesley brothers. He was one of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1714-1770)
    • Birthplace: Gloucester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Evangelist, Preacher
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    John Charles Hagee is an American founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a megachurch with more than 20,000 active members. Hagee is also the chief executive officer of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television. Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Televangelist, Pastor, Preacher
    • Credits: Vanished, Jerusalem Countdown
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    Jonathan Edwards
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    Jonathan Edwards was a Protestant preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad in scope, but he was rooted in Reformed ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1703-1758)
    • Birthplace: East Windsor, Springfield, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Theologian, Missionary, Pastor, Writer, Preacher, + more
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    Charles Spurgeon
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    Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1834-1892)
    • Birthplace: Kelvedon, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pastor, Writer, Preacher
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    Benny Hinn
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    Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn is a televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Jaffa, Israel
    • Profession: Author, Televangelist, Preacher
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    Granville Oral Roberts was an American Methodist-Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University. As one of the most well-known and controversial American religious leaders of the 20th century, Roberts preaching ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1918-2009)
    • Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist, Preacher
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    Anthony "Tony" Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. Campolo is known as one of the most influential leaders in the Evangelical left and has been a major proponent of progressive thought and reform within the ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Author, Pastor, Writer, Preacher
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    Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist operations for the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, and he became the first United States citizen to be targeted ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1971-2011)
    • Birthplace: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Imam, Preacher, Cleric
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