List of Famous Evangelists People

List of Famous Evangelists

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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. 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 and famous evangelist preachers 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 evangelist 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 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!


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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
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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: age 45
    • Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
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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: age 97
    • Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, 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
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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
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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
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    Aimee Semple McPherson
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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: South-West Oxford, Canada
    • Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist, Preacher
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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: age 66
    • Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Writer, Presenter
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    Rick Warren
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    Richard Duane "Rick" Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, California, that is the eighth-largest church in the United States.. He is also a bestselling author of many Christian ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Pastor, Writer
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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: Armagh, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Evangelist, Politician, Writer, Preacher
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    Billy Sunday
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    William Ashley "Billy" Sunday was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. Born into poverty in Iowa, Sunday spent some years ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1862-1935)
    • Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Baseball player
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    Kent Hovind
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    Kent E. Hovind is an American Young Earth creationist and conspiracy theorist. Hovind has spoken on creation science, aiming to convince listeners to reject scientific theories of evolution, geophysics, and cosmology in favor of his interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative from the Bible.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist
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    Dwight L. Moody
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    Dwight Lyman Moody, also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, the Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1837-1899)
    • Birthplace: Northfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Pastor, Writer, Preacher
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    Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in Fulton County, Georgia, Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. Some sources report that Dollar's real name ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist, Pastor
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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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    Oral Roberts
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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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    Arthur Blessitt
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    Arthur Owen Blessitt is a traveling Christian preacher, most known for carrying a cross through every nation of the world.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Pastor
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    Paul Franklin Crouch was an American Christian broadcaster. Crouch, along with his wife Jan, and televangelist Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1934-2013)
    • Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Television producer, Film Producer
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    Lonnie Frisbee
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    Lonnie Frisbee was an American Pentecostal evangelist and self-described "seeing prophet" and mystic in the late 1960s and 1970s. He maintained a hippie appearance and struggled with homosexuality. He was notable as a minister and evangelist in the signs and wonders movement of the 1970s and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1949-1993)
    • Birthplace: Costa Mesa, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist
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    Luis Palau, Jr. is an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland area in Oregon, United States. He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies. Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist Billy Graham, and ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Argentina
    • Profession: Evangelist, Writer
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