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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!

  • 1
    Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Kirk Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nick Vujicic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Nicholas James Vujicic ( VOY-chitch; born 4 December 1982) is an Australian Christian... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceUSA, Asheville, North Carolina

    William Franklin Graham III (born July 14, 1952) is a Christian evangelist and missionary, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Aimee Semple McPherson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

    Ray Comfort (born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist who... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Richard Duane Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Ian Paisley

    Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

    BirthplaceIreland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, Ulster

    Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Billy Sunday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Billy Sunday

    Dec. at 73 (1862-1935)

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    William Ashley Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Kent Hovind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
    Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    George Whitefield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Oral Roberts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Oral Roberts

    Dec. at 91 (1918-2009)

    BirthplaceAda, Oklahoma

    Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Charismatic... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Arthur Blessitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Arthur Owen Blessitt (born October 27, 1940 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a traveling... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Paul Crouch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Paul Crouch

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri

    Paul Franklin Crouch (March 30, 1934 – November 30, 2013) was an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Lonnie Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Luis Palau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Luis Palau

    Age: 85


    Luis Palau Jr. (born November 27, 1934) is an international Christian evangelist living in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Tammy Faye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    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 on Wikipedia


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  • 23
    Bob Jones, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Bob Jones, Sr.

    Dec. at 85 (1883-1968)
    Robert Reynolds Jones Sr. (October 30, 1883 – January 16, 1968) was an American evangelist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mordecai Ham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    Mordecai Ham

    Dec. at 84 (1877-1961)


    Mordecai Fowler Ham, Jr. (April 2, 1877 – November 1, 1961), was an American Independent... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Reinhard Bonnke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

    BirthplaceKönigsberg, Germany

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