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)
Francis ChanFrancis Chan
(American)
Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
(American)

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
(American)
Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
(German)
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
(American)

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Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
(American)
Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
(American)
John HageeJohn Hagee
(American)

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
(American)
David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
(American)
Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
(German)

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
(American)
John OsteenJohn Osteen
(American)
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(French,Hungarian)

Eddie LongEddie Long
(American)
Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
(American)
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(American)

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
(American)
Paul WasherPaul Washer
(American)
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
(American)

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
(American)
Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
(American)
Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
(American)

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
(American)
Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
(American)
David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
(South Korean)

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
(German)
Harold CampingHarold Camping
(American)
Bill GothardBill Gothard
(American)

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Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
(American)
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
(American)
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
(American)

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
(French)
Kong HeeKong Hee
(Singaporean)
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
(American)

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
(American)
Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
(American)
Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
(German)

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)
John HarvardJohn Harvard
(British)

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
(American)
Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
(American)
James LawsonJames Lawson
(American)

Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
(Jamaican)
Tim KellerTim Keller
(American)
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
(American)

Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
(American)