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This list of famous evangelists and preachers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top evangelists in the world? This includes the most prominent evangelists, living and dead, both from America and abroad. For famous children of pastors, we have a list for that too. This list of notable evangelists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted based on the information you're looking for, such as where these great evangelists were born and what their nationality is. The popular evangelists, famous evangelist preachers, and televangelists on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned in the world of evangelism.

There are many American evangelists listed here (such as Billy Graham and Kirk Cameron) as well as radio evangelists, 7 Day evangelical preachers, and more than one famous Christian evangelist.

From reputable, prominent, and well known evangelists to the lesser known preachers of today, these are some of the best of the best Christians in the evangelist field. Who are the most famous evangelists ever? What are the evangelists names you should know? Peruse the list below to find out!

Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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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, United States of America

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

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Kirk Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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Kirk Thomas Cameron is an American actor. He is known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy Growing Pains, as well as several other television and film appearances as a child actor. In the 1980s and 1990s, Cameron appeared in dozens of television shows and in the films Like ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core constituency of middle-class, moderately conservative Protestants. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies; sermons ...more

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Age: 98

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Pastor, + more

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T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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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

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Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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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

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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist. ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Author, Televangelist, Preacher

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Aimee Semple McPherson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, and was the second woman to be ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1890-1944)

Birthplace: Canada, Oxford County, South-West Oxford, Ontario Americas

Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist, Preacher

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Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
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Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist. Comfort started Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master in Bellflower, California, and has written a number of books. ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Profession: Evangelist, Author, Writer, Presenter

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