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

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
American

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
American

Paula WhitePaula White
American
Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
American

Demond WilsonDemond Wilson
American
Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
American

Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
Singaporean

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
American
David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
American

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American
John HageeJohn Hagee
American

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
American
David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
American
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Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American
John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
American

Carlton PearsonCarlton Pearson
American

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
American

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese
Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
American

Paul WasherPaul Washer
American

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American

Rob BellRob Bell
American
John OsteenJohn Osteen
American

Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaints Cyril and Methodius
Greek
Eddie LongEddie Long
American

Bill GothardBill Gothard
American

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
American
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
American

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
French, Hungarian
Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
American

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
American

Harold CampingHarold Camping
American

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
American

Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
American
Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
American

David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
South Korean

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
American

Mike MurdockMike Murdock
American
Jay BakkerJay Bakker
American
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
American

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
French

Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
American

Kong HeeKong Hee
Singaporean
Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
German

D. James KennedyD. James Kennedy
American
Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American

Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
American
Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
American

Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
American
Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
American

Scott LivelyScott Lively
American

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
American
N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
Danish

Jaroslav PelikanJaroslav Pelikan
American
Antoine Court de GébelinAntoine Court de Gébelin
French

John ChilembweJohn Chilembwe
Malawian

Eduard MörikeEduard Mörike
German

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
British, American
Friedrich NaumannFriedrich Naumann
German

Kaj MunkKaj Munk
Danish

Thomas HelwysThomas Helwys
British

Richard FoxeRichard Foxe
British

John JonesJohn Jones
Welsh
Washington GladdenWashington Gladden
American

Rodolfo Quezada ToruñoRodolfo Quezada Toruño
Guatemalan
Kristijonas DonelaitisKristijonas Donelaitis
Lithuanian, Prussian

Sæmundr fróðiSæmundr fróði
Icelander

John BachmanJohn Bachman
American
James LawsonJames Lawson
American

John RobinsonJohn Robinson
British
Robert HallRobert Hall
British

J. F. OberlinJ. F. Oberlin
French
Ján KollárJán Kollár
Slovak

Regino of PrümRegino of Prüm
German

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
British, South African
Matthías JochumssonMatthías Jochumsson
Icelander

Samuel Simon SchmuckerSamuel Simon Schmucker
German, American
Jean SenebierJean Senebier
Swiss