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List of Famous Missionaries

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List of famous missionaries, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top missionaries in the world? This includes the most prominent missionaries, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable missionaries is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic missionaries 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 missionaries.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Paula White and Steve Munsey. Featuring great Christian missionaries, women missionaries, modern day missionaries, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known missionaries to the lesser known missionaries of today, these are some of the best professionals in the missionary field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous missionaries ever?" and "What are the names of famous missionaries" then you're in the right place.  
  • Paul the Apostle (Latin: Paulus; Greek: Παῦλος, romanized: Paulos; Coptic: ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ; c. 5 – c....  more

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  • David Brainerd (April 20, 1718 – October 9, 1747) was an American missionary to the Native...  more
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  • Frederick Howard Taylor

    Frederick Howard Taylor a.k.a. F. Howard Taylor, was a British pioneer Protestant Christian...  more
  • Reverend Jim Whittington (born February 16, 1941 in Dillon, South Carolina) is an American...  more
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  • Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; December 21, 1926 – June 15, 2015) was a Christian author and...  more
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