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Famous Televangelists

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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

    A. A. Allen

    Dec. at 59 (1911-1970)

    BirthplaceSulphur Rock, Arkansas

    Asa Alonso Allen (March 27, 1911 – June 11, 1970), better known as A. A. Allen, was a minister...  more
  • Mother Angelica

    Mother Angelica

    Dec. at 92 (1923-2016)

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio

    Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo; April 20, 1923 –...  more
  • Ernest Angley

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ernest Winston Angley (born August 9, 1921) is an American Christian evangelist, author and...  more
  • John Ankerberg

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    John Ankerberg (born December 10, 1945) is an American Christian television host, author, and...  more
  • Garner Ted Armstrong

    Garner Ted Armstrong

    Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Garner Ted Armstrong (February 9, 1930 – September 15, 2003) was an American evangelist and...  more
  • Herbert W. Armstrong

    Herbert W. Armstrong

    Dec. at 94 (1892-1986)

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa

    Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) was the founder of the Radio Church of...  more
  • John Avanzini

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    Dr. John Avanzini is an American televangelist and "Word of Faith" Bible teacher who preaches...  more
  • Jim Bakker

    Jim Bakker

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan, United States of America

    James Orsen Bakker (; born January 2, 1940) is an American televangelist, former Assemblies...  more
  • Tammy Faye Bakker

    Tammy Faye Bakker

  • Doug Batchelor
    Doug Batchelor is an evangelist and the author of several books including The Richest Caveman,...  more
  • Juanita Bynum

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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

    Harold Camping

    Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)


    Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio...  more
  • Morris Cerullo

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    Morris Cerullo (born October 2, 1931) is an American pentecostal evangelist. He has traveled...  more
  • Todd Coontz

    Todd Coontz

  • Kenneth Copeland

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, United States of America

    Kenneth Max Copeland (born December 6, 1936) is an American televangelist and author...  more
  • John Corapi

    John Corapi

  • Charles Coughlin

    Charles Coughlin

    Dec. at 88 (1891-1979)

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Charles Edward Coughlin ( KOG-lin; October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a...  more
  • Paul Crouch

    Paul Crouch

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri

    Paul Franklin Crouch (March 30, 1934 – November 30, 2013) was an American television...  more
  • Billy Joe Daugherty

    Billy Joe Daugherty

    Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

    BirthplaceMagnolia, Arkansas

    Billy Joe Daugherty (April 23, 1952 – November 22, 2009) was founder and pastor of Victory...  more
  • Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.

    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the...  more
  • Richard Dortch

    Richard Dortch

    Dec. at 80 (1931-2011)
    Richard W. Dortch (October 15, 1931 – June 15, 2011) was an Assemblies of God District...  more
  • Jesse Duplantis

    Jesse Duplantis

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Jesse Duplantis (born July 9, 1949) is a prosperity gospel preacher from the Christian...  more
  • D. L. Dykes, Jr.

  • Jerry Falwell

    Jerry Falwell

    Dec. at 74 (1933-2007)

    BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. (; August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American Southern Baptist...  more
  • Robert J. Fox

    Robert J. Fox

    Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)

    BirthplaceWatertown, South Dakota

    Robert J. Fox (December 24, 1927 – November 26, 2009) was an American priest of the Roman...  more