Christian 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!

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Joel Osteen age 55 Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. His televised ...more

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Kirk Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Kirk Cameron age 47 Kirk Thomas Cameron is an American actor. He is known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy Growing Pains, as well as several other television and film appearances as a ...more

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Billy Graham age 99 William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core ...more

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T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
T. D. Jakes age 60 Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.

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Nick Vujicic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Nick Vujicic age 35 Nicholas James "Nick" Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four ...more

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Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Ted Haggard age 61 Ted Arthur Haggard is an American evangelical pastor. Known as Pastor Ted to the congregation he served, he was the founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, ...more

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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Franklin Graham age 65 Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.

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Aimee Semple McPherson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Aimee Semple McPherson Died at 54 (1890-1944) Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson ...more

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Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Ray Comfort age 68 Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist. Comfort started Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master in Bellflower, California, and has written a number of

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Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Rick Warren age 64 Richard Duane "Rick" Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, ...more

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Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Ian Paisley Died at 88 (1926-2014) Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, PC was a unionist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. He became a Protestant evangelical minister in 1946 and would remain ...more

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Billy Sunday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Billy Sunday Died at 73 (1862-1935) William Ashley "Billy" Sunday was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential ...more

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Kent Hovind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Kent Hovind age 65 Kent E. Hovind is an American Young Earth creationist and conspiracy theorist. Hovind has spoken on creation science, aiming to convince listeners to reject scientific theories of evolution, ...more

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Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Dwight L. Moody Died at 62 (1837-1899) Dwight Lyman Moody, also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, the Moody Bible ...more

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Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. age 56 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

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George Whitefield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
George Whitefield Died at 56 (1714-1770) George Whitefield, also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican cleric who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and, especially, in the American colonies. Born in Gloucester, ...more

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Oral Roberts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Oral Roberts Died at 91 (1918-2009) Granville Oral Roberts was an American Methodist-Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University. As one ...more

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Arthur Blessitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Arthur Blessitt age 77 Arthur Owen Blessitt is a traveling Christian preacher, most known for carrying a cross through every nation of the world.

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Paul Crouch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Paul Crouch Died 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

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Lonnie Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Lonnie Frisbee Died at 44 (1949-1993) Lonnie Frisbee was an American Pentecostal evangelist and self-described "seeing prophet" and mystic in the late 1960s and 1970s. He maintained a hippie appearance and struggled with ...more

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Luis Palau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Luis Palau age 83 Luis Palau, Jr. is an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland area in Oregon, United States. He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in his mid-twenties to enroll in a ...more

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Tammy Faye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Tammy Faye Died at 65 (1942-2007) Tamara Faye LaValley Bakker Messner was an American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality. She was married from 1961 to 1992 to ...more

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Bob Jones, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Bob Jones, Sr. Died at 85 (1883-1968) Robert Reynolds Jones, Sr. was an American evangelist, pioneer religious broadcaster and the founder and first president of Bob Jones University.

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Mordecai Ham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Mordecai Ham Died at 84 (1877-1961) Mordecai Fowler Ham, Jr., was an American Independent Baptist evangelist and temperance movement leader. He entered the ministry in 1901 and in 1936 began a radio broadcast reaching into seven ...more

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Reinhard Bonnke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Reinhard Bonnke age 77 Reinhard Willi Gottfried Bonnke is a German charismatic Christian evangelist, principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa. Bonnke has been an evangelist and missionary in Africa ...more

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Jack Van Impe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Jack Van Impe age 87 Jack Leo Van Impe is an American televangelist who is known for his half-hour weekly television series Jack Van Impe Presents, an eschatological commentary on the news of the week through his ...more

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Jesse Duplantis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Jesse Duplantis age 68 Jesse Duplantis is an Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, and the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries.

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Juanita Bynum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Juanita Bynum age 59 Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer.

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Hal Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Hal Lindsey age 88 Harold Lee "Hal" Lindsey is an American evangelist and Christian writer. He is a Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author. He currently resides in Texas.

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Richard Roberts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Richard Roberts age 69 Richard Roberts is chairman and chief executive officer of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and previously served as president of Oral Roberts University for 15 years. After Roberts ...more

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Kathryn Kuhlman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Kathryn Kuhlman Died at 69 (1907-1976) Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman was an American faith healer and evangelist.

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F. D. Washington Died at 75 (1913-1988) Bishop Frederick Douglas "F. D." Washington was a renowned Pentecostal minister of the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, New York. His most famous protege is Rev. ...more

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Peter J. Marshall Died at 70 (1940-2010) Peter J. Marshall was a christian evangelist and son of Catherine Marshall.

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Ron Luce is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Ron Luce age 56 Ronald Allan "Ron" Luce is the co-founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries located in Garden Valley, Texas. Together with his wife Katie, Ron founded Teen Mania in 1986.

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Danny Yamashiro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Danny Yamashiro age 50 Danny Yamashiro survived a 400 foot fall from the famed ridge of the historic Nuuanu Pali in Honolulu, Hawaii at 18.

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Angus Buchan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Angus Buchan age 70 Angus Buchan was originally a Zambian maize and cattle farmer of Scottish descent who started farming in Zambia but was forced to sell everything and move to Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South ...more

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Robert P. Shuler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Robert P. Shuler Died at 85 (1880-1965) Robert Pierce "Fighting Bob" Shuler, Sr., was an American evangelist and political figure. His radio broadcasts from his Southern Methodist church in Los Angeles, California, during ...more

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Carman age 62 Carmelo Domenic Licciardello known by his stage name, Carman, is a contemporary Christian music artist and evangelist.

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Beth Moore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Beth Moore age 60 Wanda Elizabeth "Beth" Moore is an American evangelist, author, and Bible teacher. She is the founder of Living Proof Ministries, a Bible-based organization for women based in Houston, ...more

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Will Graham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Will Graham age 43 William Franklin Graham IV, known publicly as Will Graham, is an American Christian evangelist. He is the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove and associate ...more

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Cline Paden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Cline Paden Died at 88 (1919-2007) Cline Rex Paden was a prominent Churches of Christ evangelist and missionary who, in 1962, founded what became the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, Texas. The institute offers ...more

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J. C. Ryle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
J. C. Ryle Died at 84 (1816-1900) John Charles Ryle was the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool.

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Sheila Walsh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Sheila Walsh age 61 Dr. Sheila Walsh, D.Min. is a Scottish-born contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host.

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Charles Harrison Mason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Charles Harrison Mason Died at 95 (1866-1961) Charles Harrison "C.H." Mason was an American Pentecostal–Holiness and denominational leader. He was the founder, Chief Apostle and first Senior Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, ...more

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Jonathan Bernis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Evangelists

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George Wilson Becton Died at 43 (1890-1933) George Wilson Becton was the "first of the colorful cult leaders in Harlem." He began charismatic preaching in about 1930, after the decline of Marcus Garvey, and continued until he ...more

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Zachery Tims Died at 42 (1969-2011)

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T. B. Joshua is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
T. B. Joshua age 54 Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, ...more

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Damon Denson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Damon Denson age 40 Damon Michael Denson is a former American football player. He played college football as a defensive tackle and offensive guard for the University of Michigan from 1993 to 1996. He played ...more

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Aril Edvardsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Evangelists
Aril Edvardsen Died at 70 (1938-2008) Aril Snorre Edvardsen was a Norwegian evangelical preacher and missionary. In his youth Edvardsen was active in local politics for the Workers' Youth League, the youth wing of the Norwegian ...more