Famous Preachers - List of Famous Preachers

The word ‘preacher’ is derived from the Hebrew word, ‘Qoheleth’. A preacher is someone who publicly delivers orations and discourses on religious or philosophical topics. This individual performs the tasks of a messenger, a minister and also of a herald, but is never in charge of or responsible for the group of people he/she is preaching to, which is an added responsibility for a ‘pastor’. The term ‘preacher’ is not as recognized as ‘pastor’ but is instead given to someone on a tangible basis on the reputation of their speaking skills. A preacher becomes known for conveying effective messages on a dais. There are some who preach exclusively on topics pertaining to religion, while there are others who preach on more spiritual or philosophical themes. Also, there are television preachers in order to be able to reach out to a larger audience in the likelihood of not being able to stand in front of a large public audience and deliver a message. From Imams to Da’ee’s or friars, preachers are prevalent in almost all countries and in almost all the cultures and religions. Here is a list of famous preachers. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Preachers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Warren JeffsDecember 4, 1955AmericanWarren Jeffs is the president of the ‘Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,’ also known as the ‘FLDS Church.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family, personal life, controversies, conviction, etc.
Lyman BeecherOctober 12, 1775AmericanLyman Beecher was an American Presbyterian clergyman, reformer and revivalist who co-founded the American Temperance Society
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
Henry Ward BeecherJune 24, 1813AmericanHenry Ward Beecher was an American clergyman and influential social reformer, who staunchly supported abolition of slavery
John BunyanNovember 28, 1628BritishJohn Bunyan was a renowned English Christian preacher and writer in the seventeenth century
William BoothApril 10, 1829BritishWilliam Booth was an English preacher and humanitarian who founded the Salvation Army
George A. SmithJune 26, 1817AmericanGeorge A
Allen AllensworthApril 7, 1842AmericanAllen Allensworth was a Baptist minister who became the first black man to reach the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S
Billy Graham

Billy Graham

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

Junípero Serra

Junípero Serra was a Franciscan priest, who was canonized in 2015

SpanishNovember 24, 1713111 views

Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather was a New England Puritan minister, author, and pamphleteer

AmericanFebruary 12, 1663107 views

Lyman Beecher

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

AmericanOctober 12, 1775199 views

Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier was a Basque Roman Catholic missionary and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus

SpanishApril 7, 1506102 views

David Unaipon

David Unaipon is a writer and preacher of Aboriginal Australian descent

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

Adoniram Judson

Adoniram Judson was an American missionary who served in Burma for almost 40 years

AmericanAugust 9, 1788122 views

John Cotton

John Cotton was a 17th century preacher and an eminent theologian of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

BritishDecember 4, 1585104 views

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a famous American preacher and televangelist

AmericanMarch 5, 1963161 views