Over past four centuries, the office of a pastor in the Christian church has been a role that has been accepted without question. That is right! Since the days of John Calvin, church government has comprised of a pastor and the elders — the elected representatives of the congregation. This pyramidal governmental structure of the church, with the pastor as the head and the rest of the board beneath him, is how the church administration is organized. While many modern day church-goers defy this structure, there is little denying the importance a pastor holds in the daily workings of a Church and Christianity, at large. America has been home to many such reverend pastors who have given new meaning to their religion. Divinely gifted, they are America’s most famous and highly sought preachers involved in the task of redeeming souls and fighting evil forces. Let us check out the biography, timeline, trivia and facts on America’s famous pastors.
Joel OsteenJoel Osteen
05 March 1963
American Preacher & Televangelist
Billy GrahamBilly Graham
07 November 1918
Evangelist

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943
Author

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
08 May 1895
Archbishop

Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor

Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach
Edward EverettEdward Everett
11 April 1794
Former American senator

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher
12 October 1775
Clergyman

George A. SmithGeorge A. Smith
26 June 1817
Political leader

Allen AllensworthAllen Allensworth
07 April 1842
Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer
John PiperJohn Piper
11 January 1946
American pastor

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
13 November 1929
Lawyer, Pastor, Journalist
Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
19 February 1980
 

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
25 September 1932
Pastor, Radio personality

John HageeJohn Hagee
12 April 1940
Pastor, Theologian, Saxophonist
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
27 June 1956
Pastor, Priest, Preacher

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
28 March 1961
Writer
Francis ChanFrancis Chan
31 August 1967
Theologian, Author

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
20 February 1947
Writer, Motivational speaker

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
16 May 1958
Pastor
Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
14 July 1952
Pastor, Missionary

Harold CampingHarold Camping
19 July 1921
Radio personality, Civil engineer
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
09 July 1949
Herder

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
13 February 1941
Author

John OsteenJohn Osteen
21 August 1921
Non-fiction writer

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
17 March 1967
Businessperson
Eddie LongEddie Long
12 May 1953
Priest, Writer
Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
11 October 1970
Pastor, Writer

Paul WasherPaul Washer
1961 AD
writer

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
12 September 1931
Pastor

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
1952 AD
author
Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
30 June 1958
Pastor

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Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
13 October 1938
Singer

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
28 August 1958
Author, Theologian

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
02 December 1967
 

Bill GothardBill Gothard
02 November 1934
Manager
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
22 September 1941
Theologian

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
18 December 1975
Pastor
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
16 January 1959
 

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
10 December 1952
Pastor

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
13 July 1972
 
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
18 March 1922
Politician

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
16 September 1926
Pastor, Non-fiction writer
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
05 May 1957
Author, Theologian, Psychologist

Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
1956 AD
songwriter, theologian

Scott LivelyScott Lively
14 December 1957
Publicist

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
31 May 1951
theologian

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
28 January 1856
 
Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
02 June 1957
Author, Pastor

James LawsonJames Lawson
22 September 1928
university teacher, pastor

Tim KellerTim Keller
23 September 1950
 

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
18 October 1934
 
Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
25 February 1935