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Famous Televangelists 

Alby Thompson
Updated October 22, 2018 739k views 89 items

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.

A. A. Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 59 (1911-1970)

Birthplace: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas

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 ...more
Mother Angelica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 92 (1923-2016)

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio

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 ...more
Ernest Angley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 97

Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina, United 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.
John Ankerberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 73

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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 ...more
Garner Ted Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 94 (1892-1986)

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa

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 ...more
John Avanzini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 83

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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 ...more
Jim Bakker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Televangelists
Jim Bakker Age: 79

Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, USA

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 ...more
Tammy Faye Bakker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Televangelists
Tammy Faye Bakker
Doug Batchelor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 61
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 - ...more
Juanita Bynum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer.
Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Colorado

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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 87

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey

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, ...more
Todd Coontz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Televangelists
Todd Coontz
Kenneth Copeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 82

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United 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 ...more
John Corapi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Televangelists
John Corapi
Charles Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 88 (1891-1979)

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri

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.
Billy Joe Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

Birthplace: Magnolia, Arkansas

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. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Televangelists
Age: 57

Birthplace: College Park, Georgia

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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 80 (1931-2011)
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 ...more
Jesse Duplantis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Televangelists
Jesse Duplantis Age: 69

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Televangelists
D. L. Dykes, Jr.
Jerry Falwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 74 (1933-2007)

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United 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 ...more
Robert J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)

Birthplace: Watertown, 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 ...more