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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. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 ...more

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Preachers
William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became ...more

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Jesus (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most ...more

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen's televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 ...more

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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a ...more
T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes's ...more

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Ted Haggard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Ted Arthur Haggard (; born June 27, 1956) is an American evangelical pastor. Haggard is the founder and former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is a founder of the ...more

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MC Hammer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Preachers
William Franklin Graham III (born July 14, 1952) is a Christian evangelist and missionary, and political pundit. Graham frequently engages in Christian revival tours and political commentary. He ...more
John Wesley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Preachers
John Wesley (; 28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an English cleric, theologian and evangelist who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as ...more
Aimee Semple McPherson ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Aimee Elizabeth Semple McPherson (née Kennedy; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or simply Sister, was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media ...more
Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. He became a Protestant evangelical ...more
Joyce Meyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Joyce Meyer (born Pauline Joyce Hutchison; June 4, 1943) is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four ...more
Jimmy Swaggart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement, who founded the Moody Church, ...more
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (Arabic: عبد الله يوسف عزام‎, ‘Abdu’llāh Yūsuf ‘Azzām; 1941 – 24 November 1989) also known as Father of Global Jihad was a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian ...more
Norman Vincent Peale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his ...more
George Whitefield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Preachers
George Whitefield (; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also spelled Whitfield, was an English Anglican cleric and evangelist who was one of the founders of Methodism and ...more
John Hagee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Preachers
John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee is the founder and National Chairman of the ...more
Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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
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Benny Hinn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn (born 3 December 1952) is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting or faith healing summits that ...more
Oral Roberts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Preachers
Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Charismatic Christian televangelist, ordained in both the Pentecostal Holiness and United Methodist churches. He is ...more
Anthony Campolo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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