Famous Pastors - List of Famous Pastors

‘Pastor’ in Latin means, ‘shepherd’, so in layman’s terms, a pastor is one who takes care of his or her ‘flock’ or looks after a particular congregation apart from carrying out other services of the church. They are also the ordained leaders and speakers of large Christian congregations and churches. Although the terms ‘pastors’ and ‘preachers’ are used interchangeably, there is vast difference between the two. While preachers convey sermons and other discourses to a large audience, they are not directly involved in managing and caring for the people they preach to. However, the role of a pastor includes that of a preacher and he/she is also involved in caring for the people of the church. The title of a pastor is usually given to an individual who has obtained a degree in religious studies or theology and is thus, an official role in the church, unlike preachers, who are known more for their oratory qualities. Apart from carrying out pastoral duties and looking after their role in the church, pastors are also involved with executing community-related functions. While pastors may be preachers, not all preachers become pastors. Here is a list of famous pastors. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Pastors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Joyce MeyerJune 4, 1943AmericanJoyce Meyer is a Christian author and speaker
Benny HinnDecember 3, 1952IsraeliBenny Hinn is a televangelist who initiated the faith healing summit called Miracle Crusades
Dietrich BonhoefferFebruary 4, 1906GermanDietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident and founding member of the Confessing Church.
John CalvinJuly 10, 1509FrenchJohn Clavin was a French theologian & pastor who played an important role in the Protestant Reform movement
Jerry FalwellAugust 11, 1933AmericanJerry Falwell was an American televangelist and political activist
Lyman BeecherOctober 12, 1775AmericanLyman Beecher was an American Presbyterian clergyman, reformer and revivalist who co-founded the American Temperance Society
Enoch AdeboyeMarch 2, 1942NigerianEnoch Adeboye is an internationally known Nigerian pastor
Joel OsteenMarch 5, 1963AmericanJoel Osteen is a famous American preacher and televangelist
Fulton J. SheenMay 8, 1895AmericanFulton J
Billy GrahamNovember 7, 1918AmericanBilly Graham is an American Baptist evangelist, known for preaching the message of Christianity around the world
Billy Graham

Billy Graham

Billy Graham is an American Baptist evangelist, known for preaching the message of Christianity around the world

Lyman Beecher

Lyman Beecher was an American Presbyterian clergyman, reformer and revivalist who co-founded the American Temperance Society

AmericanOctober 12, 1775199 views

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is a Christian author and speaker

AmericanJune 4, 19438,664 views

Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye is an internationally known Nigerian pastor

NigerianMarch 2, 1942179 views

Allen Allensworth

Allen Allensworth was a Baptist minister who became the first black man to reach the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S

AmericanApril 7, 1842126 views

John Knox

John Knox was a pastor and reformer and the leader of the Reformation in Scotland

Scottish1514132 views

Benny Hinn

Benny Hinn is a televangelist who initiated the faith healing summit called Miracle Crusades

IsraeliDecember 3, 19521,272 views

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a famous American preacher and televangelist

AmericanMarch 5, 1963161 views

George A. Smith

George A

AmericanJune 26, 1817127 views

John Piper

John Piper is a well-known Calvinistic Baptist Christian preacher and is the author of a number of evangelical publications

AmericanJanuary 11, 1946117 views