Famous Televangelists  

Alby Thompson
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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 59 (1911-1970)
Asa Alonso Allen, better known as A. A. Allen, was an evangelist with a Pentecostal healing and deliverance ministry. He was, for a time, associated with the "Voice of Healing" ...more
Mother Angelica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 92 (1923-2016)
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
Ernest Angley 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
John Ankerberg is an American Christian evangelist and TV presenter. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has written 91 books focusing on religious subjects. He is the producer and host of ...more
Garner Ted Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)
Garner Ted Armstrong was an American evangelist and the son of Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, at the time a Sabbatarian organization that taught observance of ...more
Herbert W. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 94 (1892-1986)
Herbert W. Armstrong founded the Radio Church of God which was incorporated 21 October 1933 and was renamed Worldwide Church of God 1 June 1968, as well as starting Ambassador College 8 October ...more
John Avanzini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Televangelists
age 83
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
age 79
James Orsen "Jim" Bakker is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister and a former host of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program. A sex ...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
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)
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 ...more
Morris Cerullo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Televangelists
age 87
Morris Cerullo is an American pentecostal televangelist.
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
Kenneth Copeland is one of the leaders of the Charismatic Movement and is an American author, musician, public speaker, and televangelist. While Copeland has been strongly identified with ...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)
Charles Edward Coughlin, commonly known as Father Coughlin, was a controversial Roman Catholic priest based near Detroit at Royal Oak, Michigan's National Shrine of the Little Flower church. He ...more
Paul Crouch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)
Paul Franklin Crouch was an American Christian broadcaster. Crouch, along with his wife Jan, and televangelist Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in
Billy Joe Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)
Billy Joe Daugherty was founder and pastor of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was also the founder of Victory Christian School, Victory Bible Institute and Victory World Missions ...more
Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Televangelists
age 57
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 was an Assemblies of God District Superintendent for Illinois and an Assemblies of God Executive Presbyter. Born in Granite City, Illinois, Dortch served as a pastor early in ...more
Jesse Duplantis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Televangelists
Jesse Duplantis age 69
Jesse Duplantis is an Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, and the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries.
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)
Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. was an American evangelical Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative political commentator. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist ...more
Robert J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Televangelists
Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)
Robert J. Fox was an American priest of the Roman Catholic faith. He was a prolific author of religious books, and appeared on many Roman Catholic television programs and conferences. Fox also ...more