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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of ...more

David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 ...more

Marilyn Hickey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally.

Paula White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Paula Michelle White is an international Christian evangelist and teacher, TV personality, author and philanthropist. She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, ...more

Carlo Spinola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Italian Jesuit architect who stopped in Macau foe about two years 1600-1602, and designed the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau,completed in 1627.

Grant Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Grant Steven Wilson is an American plumber and the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also the star and co-producer of SyFy's cable ...more

Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Jonathan Edwards was a Protestant preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one ...more

Natalie Bolton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Natalie Bolton is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Micronesia.

Morris Cerullo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Morris Cerullo is an American pentecostal televangelist.

Frank Laubach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Frank Charles Laubach, from Benton, PA was a Congregational Christian missionary educated at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, and a mystic known as "The Apostle to the ...more

Steve Munsey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Steve K. Munsey is the pastor of the Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana. He is frequently seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, DayStar, and local stations throughout the United

Tim Kaine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to ...more

Eric Liddell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and missionary, who was forced to choose between his religious beliefs and competing in an Olympic race. After ...more

Matteo Ricci is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Matteo Ricci, S.J., was an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China missions. His 1602 map of the world in Chinese characters introduced the findings of European ...more

David Brainerd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
David Brainerd was an American missionary to the Native Americans who had a particularly fruitful ministry among the Delaware Indians of New Jersey. During his short life he was beset by many ...more

Roland Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Roland Allen
Roland Allen was an English missionary.

Frederick Howard Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Frederick Howard Taylor
Frederick Howard Taylor a.k.a. F. Howard Taylor, was a British pioneer Protestant Christian missionary to China, author, speaker and second son of James Hudson Taylor, founder of the China ...more

Jim Whittington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Reverend James "Jim" Whittington is an American televangelist ordained minister, preacher missionary and faith healer. Whittington has been in the ministry for 51 years. His father, ...more

Russell R. Standish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Russell R. Standish

Katharine Bushnell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Katharine Bushnell was a medical doctor, Christian writer, medical missionary to China, Bible scholar, and social activist. Of particular interest to her was the status of women in the Bible, ...more

Adolph John Paschang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Bishop Adolph John Paschang was an American Maryknoll Catholic bishop, missionary, relief worker and educator working in southern part of China in the early 20th century.

Elisabeth Elliot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Elisabeth Elliot is a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca of eastern Ecuador. She later ...more

Annie Lobert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Annie Lobert is an American former call girl and sex industry worker, who founded the international Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus. In 2010, she produced and starred in a three-part ...more

Ahmed Deedat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Ahmed Hoosen Deedat was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent. He was best known as a Muslim missionary who held numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical ...more

Isobel Miller Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
Isobel Selina Miller Kuhn, born Isobel Selina Miller, aka, "Belle", was a Canadian Christian missionary to the Lisu people of Yunnan Province, China, and northern Thailand. She served ...more