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Famous Televangelists

List of famous televangelists (also known as "TV evangelists"), with photos where possible. Televangelism is the religious practice in which a Christian Minister largely utilizes television broadcasting to spread his gospel. A televangelist can have his own congregation and church (sometimes large enough to be referred to as a "megachurch"), or he can work solely through television. Television preachers and ministers actually have their roots in radio, later spreading to TV as the technology became available. Featuring Black preachers, televangelists who recently died, and more, this list has them all. 

Who are the most famous televangelists? Popular televangelists have faced great criticism, especially if they act as faith-healers. They have also been accused of greed. This becomes obvious when one compares a televangelist's often opulent lifestyle, especially when compared to traditional men of the cloth: the kind not found on this TV evangelist list.

  • Dec. at 59 (1911-1970)

    BirthplaceSulphur Rock, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Asa Alonso Allen (March 27, 1911 – June 11, 1970), better known as A. A. Allen, was a minister with a Pentecostal evangelistic healing and deliverance ministry. He was, for a time, associated with  ...more
  • Mother Angelica

    Dec. at 92 (1923-2016)

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo; April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016), also known as Mother Angelica, was a Catholic American Poor Clare nun best known for her  ...more
  • BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ernest Winston Angley (born August 9, 1921) is an American Christian evangelist, author and television station owner based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  ...more
  • John Ankerberg

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Ankerberg (born December 10, 1945) is an American Christian television host, author, and speaker. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has authored or coauthored more than 150 books and study  ...more
  • Garner Ted Armstrong

    Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Garner Ted Armstrong (February 9, 1930 – September 15, 2003) was an American evangelist and the son of Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, at the time a Sabbatarian  ...more
  • Herbert W. Armstrong

    Dec. at 93 (1892-1986)

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) was the founder of the Radio Church of God, incorporated October 21, 1933 and later renamed Worldwide Church of God on June 1, 1968, and also  ...more
  • John Avanzini

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dr. John Avanzini is an American televangelist and "Word of Faith" Bible teacher who preaches a message of financial prosperity. Avanzini who was raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, has his present  ...more
  • Jim Bakker

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Orsen Bakker (; born January 2, 1940) is an American televangelist, former Assemblies of God minister and former host (with his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, an evangelical  ...more
  • Tammy Faye Bakker

  • NationalityUnited States of America

    Doug Batchelor is an evangelist and the author of several books including The Richest Caveman, the story of his early life and conversion to Christianity. His primary ministry is Amazing Facts - a  ...more
  • Juanita Bynum

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer.  ...more
  • Harold Camping

    Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a  ...more
  • Morris Cerullo

    Age: 90

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Morris Cerullo (born October 2, 1931) is an American pentecostal evangelist. He has traveled extensively around the world for his ministry. He hosts Victory Today, a daily television program, and has  ...more
  • Todd Coontz

  • Kenneth Copeland

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Lubbock

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kenneth Max Copeland (born December 6, 1936) is an American televangelist and author associated with the Charismatic Movement. He has been identified as preaching a prosperity and abundance message,  ...more
  • John Corapi

  • Dec. at 88 (1891-1979)

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Charles Edward Coughlin ( KOG-lin; October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest based in the United States near Detroit. He was the founding priest of the  ...more
  • Paul Crouch

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul Franklin Crouch (March 30, 1934 – November 30, 2013) was an American television evangelist. Crouch and his wife, Jan, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973.  ...more
  • Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

    BirthplaceMagnolia, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Billy Joe Daugherty (April 23, 1952 – November 22, 2009) was founder and pastor of Victory Christian Center (now Victory Church) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was also the founder of Victory Christian  ...more
  • Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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  ...more
  • Richard Dortch

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2011)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard W. Dortch (October 15, 1931 – June 15, 2011) was an Assemblies of God District Superintendent for Illinois (1970–83) and an Assemblies of God Executive Presbyter (1971–1985). Born in Granite  ...more
  • Jesse Duplantis

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jesse Duplantis (born July 9, 1949) is a prosperity gospel preacher from the Christian Evangelical Charismatic tradition based in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, and the founder of Jesse Duplantis  ...more
  • D. L. Dykes, Jr.

  • Jerry Falwell

    Dec. at 73 (1933-2007)

    BirthplaceLynchburg, USA, Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. (; August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and conservative activist. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist  ...more
  • Robert J. Fox

    Dec. at 80 (1928-2009)

    BirthplaceWatertown, South Dakota

    Robert J. Fox (December 24, 1927 – November 26, 2009) was an American priest of the Roman Catholic faith. He was a prolific author of religious books, and appeared on many Roman Catholic television  ...more