List of famous pastors with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

‘Pastor’ in Latin means, ‘shepherd’, so in layman’s terms, a pastor is one who takes care of his or her ‘flock’ or looks after a particular congregation apart from carrying out other services of the church. They are also the ordained leaders and speakers of large Christian congregations and churches. Although the terms ‘pastors’ and ‘preachers’ are used interchangeably, there is vast difference between the two. While preachers convey sermons and other discourses to a large audience, they are not directly involved in managing and caring for the people they preach to. However, the role of a pastor includes that of a preacher and he/she is also involved in caring for the people of the church. The title of a pastor is usually given to an individual who has obtained a degree in religious studies or theology and is thus, an official role in the church, unlike preachers, who are known more for their oratory qualities. Apart from carrying out pastoral duties and looking after their role in the church, pastors are also involved with executing community-related functions. While pastors may be preachers, not all preachers become pastors. Here is a list of famous pastors. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Joel Osteen Joel Osteen
American

Joyce Meyer Joyce Meyer
American

John Knox John Knox
Scottish

Frank Reich Frank Reich
American

John Piper John Piper
American

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
American

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
American
Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
American

John HageeJohn Hagee
American

Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American

Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
German
Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
American

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American
John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
American

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
American

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
American
Harold CampingHarold Camping
American

Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
American
David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
American

John OsteenJohn Osteen
American

Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
German
Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
American

Eddie LongEddie Long
American
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
French, Hungarian

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
American

Paul WasherPaul Washer
American

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
American
Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
American
Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
American

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
American

Kong HeeKong Hee
Singaporean

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American
Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
German

David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
South Korean

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
American

Bill GothardBill Gothard
American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American
Jay BakkerJay Bakker
American

Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
American
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
American

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
American

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
French
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
American

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
American
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American

Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
German

Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
American

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
Danish

Scott LivelyScott Lively
American
Becky FischerBecky Fischer
American

Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
German

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
British, South African

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
American
John HarvardJohn Harvard
British

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
American
Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
Jamaican

James LawsonJames Lawson
American

Tim KellerTim Keller
American
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
American

Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
American