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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
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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 the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Paul used his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to advantage in his ministry to both Jewish and Roman audiences. According to writings in the New Testament Paul, who was known as Saul early on, was dedicated to the persecution of the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem. In the narrative of the book of Acts, while Paul was traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus on a ...more

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David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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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 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. His fame as an explorer helped drive forward the obsession with ...more

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

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Paula White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Missionaries
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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, which is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church whose membership ranges in the thousands. She hosts a television show, Paula White Today, produced by Paula White Ministries, that is seen on multiple networks, at one point including Black Entertainment Television and Trinity Broadcasting Network. She has also appeared as a guest on the Steve Harvey Show, Trumpet Awards, and Larry King Live. Formerly she was the co-pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, a church she co-founded with ...more

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