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

Paula WhitePaula White
American

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
American

Shaun KingShaun King
American
Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
American

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
American
Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
American

Demond WilsonDemond Wilson
American

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American
Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
Singaporean

John HageeJohn Hagee
American
John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
American

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
American

Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaints Cyril and Methodius
Greek
Jay BakkerJay Bakker
American
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Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American
Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
American

Carlton PearsonCarlton Pearson
American

Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
American

Rob BellRob Bell
American
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
French, Hungarian

Harold CampingHarold Camping
American

David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
American

John OsteenJohn Osteen
American

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
American
Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
American

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
American
Eddie LongEddie Long
American

Bill GothardBill Gothard
American

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American
Paul WasherPaul Washer
American

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
American
David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
South Korean

Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
American

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
American

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American
Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
American

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
American

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
American

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
German
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
American
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
American

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
French

Mike MurdockMike Murdock
American
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
American

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American

Kong HeeKong Hee
Singaporean

Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
American
N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
Danish

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
American
Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
American

John ChilembweJohn Chilembwe
Malawian

Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
American
Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
German

Scott LivelyScott Lively
American
Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
British, American

Antoine Court de GébelinAntoine Court de Gébelin
French

Friedrich NaumannFriedrich Naumann
German

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
American
Thomas HelwysThomas Helwys
British

Kristijonas DonelaitisKristijonas Donelaitis
Lithuanian, Prussian

Kaj MunkKaj Munk
Danish

Washington GladdenWashington Gladden
American

Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
German
Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
British, South African

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
American
James LawsonJames Lawson
American

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
American

John HarvardJohn Harvard
British
Gary ChapmanGary Chapman
American

Tim KellerTim Keller
American
Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
Jamaican

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
American