List of Famous Missionaries People

List of Famous Missionaries

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List of famous missionarys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top missionarys in the world? This includes the most prominent missionarys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable missionarys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic missionarys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned missionarys.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Paula White and Steve Munsey.

From reputable, prominent, and well known missionarys to the lesser known missionarys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the missionary field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous missionarys ever?" and "What are the names of famous missionarys?" then you're in the right place. (321 items)
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    Paul the Apostle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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    Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Paul ...more

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    • Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
    • Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer
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    David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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    David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1813-1873)
    • Birthplace: Blantyre, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Missionary, Physician
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    Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally. more

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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Missionary, Author, Televangelist, Motivational speaker
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    Paula Michelle White is an international Christian evangelist and teacher, TV personality, author and philanthropist. She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, which is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church whose membership ranges in the thousands. She hosts a ...more

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    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
    • Profession: Talk show host, Missionary, Author, Televangelist, Pastor, + more
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    Italian Jesuit architect who stopped in Macau foe about two years 1600-1602, and designed the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau,completed in 1627. more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1564-1622)
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Profession: Missionary, Architect
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    Grant Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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    Grant Steven Wilson is an American plumber and the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also the star and co-producer of SyFy's cable television reality series, Ghost Hunters. more

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    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Plumber, Television producer, Missionary, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ghost Hunters, Up the Creek
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    Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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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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    Natalie Bolton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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    Natalie Bolton is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Micronesia. more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Missionary, Personal trainer, Singer, Bartender
    • Credits: Survivor
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