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List of famous male preachers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male preachers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being preachers. There are thousand of males working as preachers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic preachers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a preacher then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people, like Billy Graham and Henry Ward Beecher, in it. Featuring popular ministers you might have seen on TV, this list has it all. 

While this isn't a list of all male preachers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male preachers?" and "Who are the best male preachers?"
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 beliefs. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 non-Christian contexts. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus. Most scholars agree that Jesus was a Jewish rabbi from Galilee who preached his message orally, was baptized ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Judea

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 written five New York Times Bestselling books. He has been widely nicknamed "The Smiling Preacher". In 2004, his first book, Your Best Life Now, was released by Time Warner and debuted at the top of the The New York Times Best Seller list. The book remained a The New York Times Best Seller for more than 200 weeks. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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 following a stroke, but still maintained a role at Family Radio until his death. Camping is notable for issuing multiple failed predictions of dates for the End Times, which temporarily gained him a global following and millions of dollars of donations. Camping predicted that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on May 21, 2011, whereupon the saved would be taken up to heaven in the rapture, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Colorado, United States of America

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