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List of Famous Evangelists

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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!

  • Joel Osteen1

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Kirk Cameron2

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Billy Graham3

    Billy Graham

    Age: 101

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • T. D. Jakes4

    BirthplaceSouth Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

    Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and...  more
  • Nick Vujicic5

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Nicholas James Vujicic ( VOY-chitch; born 4 December 1982) is an Australian Christian...  more
  • Ted Haggard6

    BirthplaceYorktown, Mount Pleasant Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Ted Arthur Haggard (; born June 27, 1956) is an American evangelical pastor. Haggard is the...  more

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  • Franklin Graham7

    BirthplaceUSA, Asheville, North Carolina

    William Franklin Graham III (born July 14, 1952) is a Christian evangelist and missionary, and...  more
  • Aimee Semple McPherson8

    Aimee Semple McPherson

    Dec. at 54 (1890-1944)

    BirthplaceCanada, Oxford County, South-West Oxford, Ontario, Americas

    Aimee Elizabeth Semple McPherson (née Kennedy; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also...  more
  • Ray Comfort9

    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

    Ray Comfort (born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist who...  more
  • Rick Warren10

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Richard Duane Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and...  more
  • Ian Paisley11

    Ian Paisley

    Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

    BirthplaceArmagh, United Kingdom

    Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist...  more
  • Billy Sunday12

    Billy Sunday

    Dec. at 73 (1862-1935)

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    William Ashley Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who,...  more
  • Kent Hovind13
    Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and...  more
  • Dwight L. Moody14

    Dwight L. Moody

    Dec. at 62 (1837-1899)

    BirthplaceNorthfield, Massachusetts

    Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an...  more
  • Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.15

    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the...  more
  • George Whitefield16

    George Whitefield

    Dec. at 56 (1714-1770)

    BirthplaceGloucester, United Kingdom

    George Whitefield (; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also spelled...  more
  • Oral Roberts17

    Oral Roberts

    Dec. at 91 (1918-2009)

    BirthplaceAda, Oklahoma

    Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Charismatic...  more
  • Arthur Blessitt18

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Arthur Owen Blessitt (born October 27, 1940 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a traveling...  more
  • Paul Crouch19

    Paul Crouch

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri

    Paul Franklin Crouch (March 30, 1934 – November 30, 2013) was an American television...  more
  • Lonnie Frisbee20

    Lonnie Frisbee

    Dec. at 44 (1949-1993)

    BirthplaceCosta Mesa, California

    Lonnie Ray Frisbee (June 6, 1949 – March 12, 1993) was an American Charismatic evangelist and...  more
  • Luis Palau21

    Luis Palau

    Age: 85


    Luis Palau Jr. (born November 27, 1934) is an international Christian evangelist living in the...  more
  • Tammy Faye22

    Tammy Faye

    Dec. at 65 (1942-2007)

    BirthplaceInternational Falls, Minnesota, United States of America

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


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  • Bob Jones, Sr.23

    Bob Jones, Sr.

    Dec. at 85 (1883-1968)
    Robert Reynolds Jones Sr. (October 30, 1883 – January 16, 1968) was an American evangelist,...  more
  • Mordecai Ham24

    Mordecai Ham

    Dec. at 84 (1877-1961)


    Mordecai Fowler Ham, Jr. (April 2, 1877 – November 1, 1961), was an American Independent...  more
  • Reinhard Bonnke25

    BirthplaceKönigsberg, Germany

    Reinhard Bonnke (born April 19, 1940) is a German Pentecostal evangelist, principally known...  more