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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. (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
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, 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 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 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
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 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
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 is an actor, author and an evangelist.
John Wesley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Preachers
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, 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 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 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 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 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 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
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, 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 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 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 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
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
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 "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
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