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List of Famous Preachers

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List of famous preachers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top preachers in the world? This includes the most prominent preachers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable preachers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic preachers 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 preachers.

Examples include Jesus Christ and Solomon Burke.

From reputable, prominent, and well known preachers to the lesser known preachers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the preacher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous preachers ever?" and "What are the names of famous preachers?" then you're in the right place. (201 items)
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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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    Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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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
    • Credits: Born Again, Two a Penny, Come the Morning, The Homecoming, Shadow of the Boomerang, + more
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    Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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) 4 on the list List of Famous 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 has ...more

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    • 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 Camping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous 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 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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    T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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    Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.more

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    • Age: 58
    • 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) 7 on the list List of Famous 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: 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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous 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 records, ...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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