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

Examples include Jesus Christ and Solomon Burke.

From reputable, prominent, and well known preachers to the lesser known preachers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the preacher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous preachers ever?" and "What are the names of famous preachers?" then you're in the right place. (201 items)

Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for ...more

Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Billy Graham 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

Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jesus Christ Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as ...more

Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Joel Osteen 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

Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Harold Camping Harold Egbert Camping was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station group that ...more

T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Preachers
T. D. Jakes Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.

Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Ted Haggard 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

MC Hammer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Preachers
MC Hammer Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from ...more

Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.

John Wesley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Preachers
John Wesley John Wesley was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as ...more

Aimee Semple McPherson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Aimee Semple McPherson 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

Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Ian Paisley 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

Joyce Meyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Joyce Meyer Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. ...more

Jimmy Swaggart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jimmy Swaggart Jimmy Lee Swaggart is an American Pentecostal pastor, teacher, musician, author, and televangelist. He has preached to crowds around the world through his weekly telecast. According to the ...more

Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Dwight L. Moody 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

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam Abdullah Yusuf Azzam a.k.a. Father of Global Jihad was a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian and founding member of al-Qaeda. Azzam preached both defensive jihad and offensive jihad ...more

Norman Vincent Peale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Norman Vincent Peale Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of "positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.

George Whitefield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Preachers
George Whitefield 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

John Hagee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Preachers
John Hagee John Charles Hagee is an American founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a megachurch with more than 20,000 active members. Hagee is also the chief executive ...more

Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jonathan Edwards 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

Charles Spurgeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Charles Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of ...more

Benny Hinn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Benny Hinn Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn is a televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in ...more

Oral Roberts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Oral Roberts 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

Anthony Campolo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Anthony Campolo Anthony "Tony" Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. Campolo is known as one of the most ...more

Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Francis of Assisi Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and ...more

Richard Rossi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Richard Rossi Richard Rossi is an American filmmaker, actor, producer, musician, writer, talk radio host, and a former evangelical minister, church planter, and healing evangelist. His 1995 trial for the ...more

Anwar al-Aulaqi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Anwar al-Aulaqi Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist ...more

Harry Emerson Fosdick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Harry Emerson Fosdick "Harry Emerson Fosdick" was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the "Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy" within American Protestantism in the 1920s and ...more

David Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Preachers
David Wilkerson David Ray Wilkerson was an American Christian evangelist, best known for his book The Cross and the Switchblade. He was the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and founding ...more

Jeremiah Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jeremiah Wright Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, in Chicago with a congregation exceeding 6,000. In early 2008, Wright retired after 36 years as the Senior ...more

Nick Vujicic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Nick Vujicic 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

Jack Van Impe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jack Van Impe 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

Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, ...more

Eddie Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Eddie Long Eddie Lee Long is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, near Lithonia. When Long started as pastor for ...more

Peter J. Gomes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Peter J. Gomes Peter John Gomes was an American preacher and theologian, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister at Harvard's Memorial Church — in the words of ...more

Solomon Burke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Solomon Burke Solomon Burke was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional ...more

Rob Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Rob Bell Robert Holmes "Rob" Bell Jr. is an American author and pastor. Bell was the founder of Mars Hill Bible Church located in Grandville, Michigan, which he pastored until 2012. Under his ...more

George Bush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Preachers
George Bush George Bush was an American biblical scholar, pastor, abolitionist, academic and advocate for the restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land. He is distantly related to the Bush political family.

Donnie McClurkin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Donnie McClurkin Donald Andrew "Donnie" McClurkin, Jr. is an American gospel singer and minister. He has won three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove ...more

Michael Sachs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Michael Sachs Michael Sachs was a German rabbi from Groß-Glogau, Silesia.

Abdul-Halim Sadulayev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Abdul-Halim Sadulayev Abdul-Halim Salamovich Sadulayev was the fourth President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Sadulayev served little more than a full year as President before being killed in a gun battle with ...more

Samani Pulepule is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Samani Pulepule Samani Pulepule, formally His Eminence and Most Reverend, Chief Apostle Dr. Samani Pulepule was a Samoan minister since the early 1950s in the Assemblies of God movement. Dr Pulepule was also ...more

Zakir Naik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Zakir Naik Zakir Naik is an Indian public speaker on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, He is sometimes referred to as a ...more

Tomáš Štítný ze Štítného is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Tomáš Štítný ze Štítného Tomáš Štítný ze Štítného was a Czech nobleman, writer, theologian, translator, and preacher. He died in Prague.

Fethullah Gülen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Fethullah Gülen Muhammed Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish preacher, former imam, writer, and Islamic opinion leader. He is the founder of the Gülen movement. He currently lives in a self-imposed exile in ...more

Johnny Lee Clary is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Johnny Lee Clary Johnny Lee Clary was a former Ku Klux Klan leader who became a Pentecostal Christian and traveled around the globe preaching the gospel and teaching against racism and hate groups such as the Ku ...more

David Unaipon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Preachers
David Unaipon David Unaipon was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon's contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous ...more

Daniel Ernst Jablonski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Daniel Ernst Jablonski Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian and reformer of Czech origin, known for his efforts to bring about a union between Lutheran and Calvinist Protestants.

Solomon Spalding is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Solomon Spalding Solomon Spalding was the author of two related texts: an unfinished manuscript entitled Manuscript Story – Conneaut Creek, and an unpublished historical romance about the lost civilization of ...more

James Theodore Richmond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Preachers
James Theodore Richmond James Theodore Richmond also known as "Twilight Ted" was an American writer, conservationist, non-denominational preacher, and noted librarian.