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

Joel OsteenJoel Osteen

05 March 1963

Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell

11 August 1933

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer

04 June 1943

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen

08 May 1895

Edward EverettEdward Everett

11 April 1794

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher

12 October 1775

George A. SmithGeorge A. Smith

26 June 1817

Allen AllensworthAllen Allensworth

07 April 1842

John PiperJohn Piper

11 January 1946

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick

19 February 1980

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley

25 September 1932

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Fred PhelpsFred Phelps

13 November 1929

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham

14 July 1952

Ted HaggardTed Haggard

27 June 1956

Francis ChanFrancis Chan

31 August 1967

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell

20 February 1947

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen

28 March 1961

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Andy StanleyAndy Stanley

16 May 1958

John HageeJohn Hagee

12 April 1940

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah

13 February 1941

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow

17 March 1967

John OsteenJohn Osteen

21 August 1921

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll

11 October 1970

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Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis

09 July 1949

Eddie LongEddie Long

12 May 1953

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers

12 September 1931

Paul WasherPaul Washer

1961 AD

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg

1952 AD

Erwin McManusErwin McManus

28 August 1958

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Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright

22 September 1941

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio

30 June 1958

Harold CampingHarold Camping

19 July 1921

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel

02 December 1967

Jay BakkerJay Bakker

18 December 1975

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian

13 July 1972

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Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum

16 January 1959

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie

10 December 1952

Bill GothardBill Gothard

02 November 1934

Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth

18 March 1922

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg

05 May 1957

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller

16 September 1926

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Brian McLarenBrian McLaren

1956 AD

Scott LivelyScott Lively

14 December 1957

Becky FischerBecky Fischer

31 May 1951

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey

28 January 1856

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd

02 June 1957

James LawsonJames Lawson

22 September 1928

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Tim KellerTim Keller

23 September 1950

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll

18 October 1934

Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo

25 February 1935