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

Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943
Author

Dr. Norman Vincent PealeDr. Norman Vincent Peale
31 May 1898
Pastor, Self-Help Writer

John PiperJohn Piper
11 January 1946
American pastor
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

Paula WhitePaula White
20 April 1966
Writer

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
25 September 1932
Pastor, Radio personality

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
14 July 1952
Pastor, Missionary

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
19 February 1980
 
Demond WilsonDemond Wilson
13 October 1946
Actor

John F. MacArthurJohn F. MacArthur
19 June 1939
Author

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
22 September 1941
Theologian

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
29 November 1908
Politician
Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
13 November 1929
Lawyer, Pastor, Journalist

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
28 March 1961
Writer
John HageeJohn Hagee
12 April 1940
Pastor, Theologian, Saxophonist

Ted HaggardTed Haggard
27 June 1956
Pastor, Priest, Preacher

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
16 May 1958
Pastor
Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
17 March 1967
Businessperson

John OsteenJohn Osteen
21 August 1921
Pastor
Francis ChanFrancis Chan
31 August 1967
Theologian, Author

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

Carlton PearsonCarlton Pearson
19 March 1953
Christian minister
Timothy J. KellerTimothy J. Keller
23 September 1950
Theologian

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Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
11 October 1970
Pastor, Writer
David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
13 February 1941
Evangelist

Rob BellRob Bell
23 August 1970
Author

David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
19 May 1931
Evangelist

Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
29 November 1955
Religious leader
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
09 July 1949
Herder
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
18 October 1934
 

Paul WasherPaul Washer
1961 AD
writer

Eddie LongEddie Long
12 May 1953
Priest, Writer

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
13 October 1938
Singer
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
10 December 1952
Pastor

Gary ChapmanGary Chapman
10 January 1938
Writer

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
12 September 1931
Pastor

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
1952 AD
author

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
18 December 1975
Pastor
Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
16 September 1926
Pastor, Non-fiction writer

Harold CampingHarold Camping
19 July 1921
Radio personality, Civil engineer
Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
02 December 1967
 

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
30 June 1958
Pastor

Bill GothardBill Gothard
02 November 1934
Manager
Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
13 July 1972
 

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
05 May 1957
Author, Theologian, Psychologist
Mike MurdockMike Murdock
18 April 1946
Singer-songwriter

Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
18 March 1922
Politician

Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
16 January 1959
 

James LawsonJames Lawson
22 September 1928
university teacher, pastor

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
28 August 1958
Author, Theologian
Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
04 May 1956
Pastor

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
02 June 1957
Author, Pastor

D. James KennedyD. James Kennedy
03 November 1930
Pastor

Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
04 October 1861
Theologian
Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
24 May 1878
Pastor

Scott LivelyScott Lively
14 December 1957
Publicist
Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
28 January 1856
 

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
31 May 1951
theologian

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD
Poet
Jaroslav PelikanJaroslav Pelikan
17 December 1923
Historian

John BachmanJohn Bachman
04 February 1790
Naturalist
Washington GladdenWashington Gladden
11 February 1836
Pastor

Samuel Simon SchmuckerSamuel Simon Schmucker
28 February 1799
Theologian

Matthew SimpsonMatthew Simpson
21 June 1811
Biographer