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.
Billy GrahamBilly Graham
07 November 1918
Evangelist
Joel OsteenJoel Osteen
05 March 1963
American Preacher & Televangelist

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943
Author

Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
08 May 1895
Archbishop

Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor
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
Dr. Norman Vincent PealeDr. Norman Vincent Peale
31 May 1898
Pastor, Self-Help Writer

Paula WhitePaula White
20 April 1966
Writer

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
13 November 1929
Lawyer, Pastor, Journalist

Shaun KingShaun King
29 May 1977
Writer

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
19 February 1980
 
Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
25 September 1932
Pastor, Radio personality

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
14 July 1952
Pastor, Missionary

Demond WilsonDemond Wilson
13 October 1946
Actor

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
31 August 1967
Theologian, Author
John HageeJohn Hagee
12 April 1940
Pastor, Theologian, Saxophonist

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
20 February 1947
Writer, Motivational speaker
Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
16 May 1958
Pastor

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
18 December 1975
Pastor

Ted HaggardTed Haggard
27 June 1956
Pastor, Priest, Preacher
Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
28 March 1961
Writer

Carlton PearsonCarlton Pearson
19 March 1953
Christian minister
Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
29 November 1955
Religious leader

Rob BellRob Bell
23 August 1970
Author

Harold CampingHarold Camping
19 July 1921
Radio personality, Civil engineer
David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
19 May 1931
Evangelist

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John OsteenJohn Osteen
21 August 1921
Non-fiction writer
Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
30 June 1958
Pastor

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
17 March 1967
Businessperson

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
13 February 1941
Evangelist

Eddie LongEddie Long
12 May 1953
Priest, Writer
Bill GothardBill Gothard
02 November 1934
Manager
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
05 May 1957
Author, Theologian, Psychologist

Paul WasherPaul Washer
1961 AD
writer

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
11 October 1970
Pastor, Writer

Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
09 July 1949
Herder
Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
12 September 1931
Pastor

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
13 October 1938
Singer

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
22 September 1941
Theologian

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
13 July 1972
 

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
1952 AD
author
Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
02 December 1967
 

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
10 December 1952
Pastor
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
18 March 1922
Politician

Mike MurdockMike Murdock
18 April 1946
Singer-songwriter

Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
16 January 1959
 
Erwin McManusErwin McManus
28 August 1958
Author, Theologian

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
29 November 1908
Politician
Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
04 October 1861
Theologian

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
16 September 1926
Pastor, Non-fiction writer

Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
04 May 1956
Pastor

Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
24 May 1878
Pastor

Scott LivelyScott Lively
14 December 1957
Publicist
Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD
Poet

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
31 May 1951
theologian

Washington GladdenWashington Gladden
11 February 1836
Pastor

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
28 January 1856
 
James LawsonJames Lawson
22 September 1928
university teacher, pastor

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
02 June 1957
Author, Pastor
Gary ChapmanGary Chapman
10 January 1938
Writer

Tim KellerTim Keller
23 September 1950
 

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
18 October 1934