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

Shaun KingShaun King
American

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
American
Demond WilsonDemond Wilson
American

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
American

Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
American

Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
American
Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
Singaporean

Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American
Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
American

Harold CampingHarold Camping
American

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

Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
German
John HageeJohn Hagee
American

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
American

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
American
Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
German
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Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
American
Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
American

David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
American

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
French, Hungarian

John OsteenJohn Osteen
American
Eddie LongEddie Long
American
Rob BellRob Bell
American

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
American

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
American

Paul WasherPaul Washer
American
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
American

Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
American

Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
American

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
American

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
American
Kong HeeKong Hee
Singaporean

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
American
Jay BakkerJay Bakker
American

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
American

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American
David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
South Korean

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
German
Mike MurdockMike Murdock
American

Bill GothardBill Gothard
American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
French

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
American
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
American

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

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American

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

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
Danish
Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
German

Scott LivelyScott Lively
American

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
American
Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
German

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
British, South African
Gary ChapmanGary Chapman
American

Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
American

James LawsonJames Lawson
American
Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
American

John HarvardJohn Harvard
British
Tim KellerTim Keller
American

Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
Jamaican

Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
American

Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
American