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.

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
(American)
Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
(American)

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
(American)
Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
(American)
Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
(American)

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
(American)
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
(American)
John HageeJohn Hagee
(American)

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
(American)
Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
(American)
Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
(German)

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
(American)
John OsteenJohn Osteen
(American)
Eddie LongEddie Long
(American)

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
(American)
Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
(German)
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(French,Hungarian)

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
(American)
Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
(American)
Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
(American)

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
(American)
Paul WasherPaul Washer
(American)
Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
(American)

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
(American)
David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
(South Korean)
Scott LivelyScott Lively
(American)

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
(American)
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(American)
Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
(German)

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
(American)
Jay BakkerJay Bakker
(American)
Harold CampingHarold Camping
(American)

Bill GothardBill Gothard
(American)
Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
(French)
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
(American)

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
(American)
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
(American)
Kong HeeKong Hee
(Singaporean)

Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
(German)
Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
(American)
N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish)

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
(American)
Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
(German)
John HarvardJohn Harvard
(British)

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
(British,South African)
Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
(Jamaican)
James LawsonJames Lawson
(American)

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
(American)
Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
(American)
Tim KellerTim Keller
(American)

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
(American)
Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
(American)
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
(American)