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List of famous clergys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top clergys in the world? This includes the most prominent clergys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable clergys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic clergys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned clergys.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Sinéad O'Connor to John Witherspoon.

From reputable, prominent, and well known clergys to the lesser known clergys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the clergy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous clergys ever?" and "What are the names of famous clergys?" then you're in the right place. (218 items)

Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Sinéad O'Connor Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 ...more

Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, reigned from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Before his election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of ...more

Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Akhmad Kadyrov Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second ...more

Shoko Asahara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Shoko Asahara Shoko Asahara, born Chizuo Matsumoto on March 2, 1955, is a founder of the Japanese new religious group Aum Shinrikyo. He was convicted of masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo ...more

Pope John XXIII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope John XXIII Pope Saint John XXIII reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of ...more

Cardinal Richelieu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Cardinal Richelieu Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. ...more

John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Clergy
John Witherspoon John Knox Witherspoon was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New ...more

Lee Strobel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Lee Strobel Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian author, journalist, apologist and pastor. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards and a series which ...more

Charles Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Charles Kingsley Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a ...more

Ha seungmoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Clergy

Lars Levi Laestadius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Lars Levi Laestadius Lars Levi Laestadius was a Swedish Sami pastor and administrator of the Swedish state Lutheran church in Lapland who founded the Laestadian pietist revival movement to help his largely Sami ...more

Timothy M. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Timothy M. Dolan Timothy Michael Dolan is an American Cardinal prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Dolan is serving as the tenth and current Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New ...more

Pope Pius X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope Pius X Pope Saint Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was canonized in 1954. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations ...more

William Levada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Clergy
William Levada William Joseph Levada is an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. From May 2005 until June 2012, he served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope ...more

Kjell Magne Bondevik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Kjell Magne Bondevik Kjell Magne Bondevik is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005, making him Norway's longest serving ...more

Robert Herrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Robert Herrick Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, Hesperides. This includes the carpe diem poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time, with ...more

Ezra Taft Benson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Ezra Taft Benson Ezra Taft Benson was an American farmer and religious leader, serving as United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower and as thirteenth president ...more

Hilarion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Hilarion Metropolitan Ilarion was a Ukrainian Orthodox cleric, linguist, church historian, and historian of Ukrainian culture. In 1940 he was Archimandrite of the St. Onuphrius Monastery in Jableczna; in ...more

Owen Spencer-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Owen Spencer-Thomas Owen Robert Spencer-Thomas MBE is a television and radio news journalist, philanthropist and campaigner for autism and other disabilities. Spencer-Thomas is also an ordained Anglican clergyman. ...more

Makarios III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Makarios III Makarios III, born Michail Christodoulou Mouskos, was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus, a Greek Orthodox Church, and the first President of the Republic of ...more

John Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Clergy
John Richard Green John Richard Green was an English historian.

Henry Ward Beecher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery ...more

Bill Blaikie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Bill Blaikie William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC is a retired Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, from 2009 until 2011 representing the Winnipeg division ...more

Jonathan Bernis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Clergy

Joseph George Cumming is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Joseph George Cumming Joseph George Cumming, MA Cantab., was an English geologist and archaeologist. His major works concerned the geology and history of the Isle of Man.

George Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Clergy
George Whitaker George Whitaker was an English-Canadian clergyman and educator.

Cardinal Mazarin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Cardinal Mazarin Jules Mazarin, born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino or Mazarini, was an Italian cardinal, diplomat, and politician, who served as the chief minister of France from 1642 until his death. Mazarin ...more

Giraldus Cambrensis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Giraldus Cambrensis Gerald of Wales was archdeacon of Brecon and chronicler of his times. Born c. 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh descent; he is also known as ...more

David Zeisberger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Clergy
David Zeisberger David Zeisberger was a Moravian clergyman and missionary among the Native Americans in the Thirteen Colonies. He established communities of Munsee converts in the valley of the Muskingum River ...more

D'Ewes Coke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Clergy
D'Ewes Coke The Reverend D'Ewes Coke was rector of Pinxton and South Normanton in Derbyshire, a colliery owner and philanthropist. He married Hannah, heiress of George Heywood of Brimington.

Daniel François Malan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Daniel François Malan Daniel François Malan, more commonly known as D. F. Malan, was the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1948 to 1954. He is seen as a champion of Afrikaner nationalism. His National Party ...more

N. B. Hardeman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Clergy
N. B. Hardeman Nicholas Brodie Hardeman was an educator, debater, and a gospel preacher within the church of Christ. Along with Arvy G. Freed, Hardeman in 1907 co-founded what became Freed-Hardeman University, ...more

Daniel Faunce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Daniel Faunce Daniel Worcester Faunce was an American clergyman and the father of William Faunce, born at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Graduating from Amherst College in 1850, he then studied at the Newton ...more

Pandurang Shastri Athavale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pandurang Shastri Athavale Pandurang Shastri Athavale, also known as Dadaji, which literally translates as "elder brother" in Marathi, was an Indian philosopher, spiritual leader, social activist and Hinduism ...more

Richard Channing Moore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Richard Channing Moore Richard Channing Moore was the second bishop of the Diocese of Virginia.

Benedikt Stojković is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Benedikt Stojković Benedetto Stay was a Ragusan Roman Catholic clergyman, educated by Jesuits, he attended the academic assemblies of Marin Sorgo, beginning the composition of a poem on Alexander Farnese. Later on ...more

Charles Bennett Ray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Charles Bennett Ray Charles Bennett Ray was a prominent African-American abolitionist, the owner and editor of the weekly newspaper The Colored American, and a notable journalist and clergyman.

Charles E. Blake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Charles E. Blake Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., a 6 million-member Pentecostal-Holiness denomination. On March 21, 2007, he became the ...more

Jo Carr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Jo Carr Bettye Jo Crisler Carr was a preacher, a teacher, an author, a missionary, a mother of five, and a leader of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was an English professor at Texas Tech University in ...more

Samuel Clapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Samuel Clapham Samuel Clapham was a clergyman of the Church of England, a justice of the peace, and a writer. His best known work, the collection Practical Sermons on Several Important Subjects, published ...more

Wilburn Snyder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Wilburn Snyder Wilburn L. Snyder was a Baptist pastor in Houston, Texas, and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and internment in the Philippine Islands during World War II. Snyder was born in Plain Dealing ...more

Edmund Nelson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Edmund Nelson Reverend Edmund Nelson was an Anglican clergyman during the eighteenth century, most famous as the father of Horatio Nelson.

Jimmy G. Tharpe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Clergy

Richard Boys is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Richard Boys Reverend Richard Boys MA was a Church of England clergyman and author, most notable for his tenure as Chaplain on St. Helena at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile there. A controversial ...more

Stefan Wyszyński is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Stefan Wyszyński Stefan Wyszyński was a Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the bishop of Lublin from 1946 to 1948, archbishop of Warsaw and archbishop of Gniezno from 1948 to 1981. He was ...more

Ulf Ekman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Ulf Ekman Ulf Ekman is a former charismatic pastor and the founder of the charismatic Livets Ord organization in Sweden, which brought the Word of Faith movement to that country. Ekman is now Catholic. ...more

James Boyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Clergy
James Boyer The Reverend James Boyer was the tyrannical headmaster of Christ’s Hospital from the years 1778 to 1799.

R. S. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Clergy
R. S. Thomas Ronald Stuart Thomas, published as R. S. Thomas, was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism, spirituality and deep dislike of the anglicisation of Wales. John ...more

Gregorij Rožman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Gregorij Rožman Gregorij Rožman was a Slovenian Roman Catholic prelate. Between 1930 and 1959, he served as bishop of the Diocese of Ljubljana. He may be best-remembered for his controversial role during World ...more

Richard Polwhele is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Richard Polwhele Richard Polwhele was a Cornish clergyman, poet and historian of Cornwall and Devon.