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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)
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Profession: Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

Credits: Freedom Writers, I Am Curious (Yellow), The UCLA Dynasty, Pariah

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#39 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#57 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#7 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#13 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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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: 98

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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#95 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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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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#1 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#3 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#73 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#32 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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 ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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

Credits: Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, Just Laugh

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