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List of Famous Evangelists

Updated June 14, 2019 801.7k views92 items

This list of famous evangelists and preachers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top evangelists in the world? This includes the most prominent evangelists, living and dead, both from America and abroad. For famous children of pastors, we have a list for that too. This list of notable evangelists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted based on the information you're looking for, such as where these great evangelists were born and what their nationality is. The popular evangelists, famous evangelist preachers, and televangelists on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned in the world of evangelism.

There are many American evangelists listed here (such as Billy Graham and Kirk Cameron) as well as radio evangelists, 7 Day evangelical preachers, television evangelists, and more than one famous Christian evangelist.

From reputable, prominent, and well known evangelists to the lesser known preachers of today who you might see on TV, these are some of the best of the best Christians in the evangelist field. Who are the most famous evangelists ever? What are the evangelists names you should know? Peruse the list below to find out!

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    Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based...  more

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    Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor. He is known for his role as...  more

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    Billy Graham

    Age: 101
    William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American...  more

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    Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and...  more
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    Nicholas James Vujicic ( VOY-chitch; born 4 December 1982) is an Australian Christian...  more
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    Ted Arthur Haggard (; born June 27, 1956) is an American evangelical pastor. Haggard is the...  more

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    William Franklin Graham III (born July 14, 1952) is a Christian evangelist and missionary, and...  more
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    Aimee Semple McPherson

    Dec. at 54 (1890-1944)
    Aimee Elizabeth Semple McPherson (née Kennedy; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also...  more
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    Ray Comfort (born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist who...  more
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    Richard Duane Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and...  more
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    Ian Paisley

    Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)
    Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist...  more
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    Billy Sunday

    Dec. at 73 (1862-1935)
    William Ashley Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who,...  more
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    Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and...  more
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    Dwight L. Moody

    Dec. at 62 (1837-1899)
    Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an...  more
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    Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the...  more
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    George Whitefield

    Dec. at 56 (1714-1770)
    George Whitefield (; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also spelled...  more
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    Oral Roberts

    Dec. at 91 (1918-2009)
    Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Charismatic...  more
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    Arthur Owen Blessitt (born October 27, 1940 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a traveling...  more
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    Paul Crouch

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)
    Paul Franklin Crouch (March 30, 1934 – November 30, 2013) was an American television...  more
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    Lonnie Frisbee

    Dec. at 44 (1949-1993)
    Lonnie Ray Frisbee (June 6, 1949 – March 12, 1993) was an American Charismatic evangelist and...  more
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    Luis Palau

    Age: 85
    Luis Palau Jr. (born November 27, 1934) is an international Christian evangelist living in the...  more
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    Tammy Faye

    Dec. at 65 (1942-2007)
    Tamara Faye Messner (née LaValley, formerly Bakker; March 7, 1942 – July 20, 2007) was an...  more

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    Bob Jones, Sr.

    Dec. at 85 (1883-1968)
    Robert Reynolds Jones Sr. (October 30, 1883 – January 16, 1968) was an American evangelist,...  more
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    Mordecai Ham

    Dec. at 84 (1877-1961)
    Mordecai Fowler Ham, Jr. (April 2, 1877 – November 1, 1961), was an American Independent...  more
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    Reinhard Bonnke (born April 19, 1940) is a German Pentecostal evangelist, principally known...  more