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.

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
(American)
Steven FurtickSteven Furtick
(American)

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
(American)
Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
(German)
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(French,Hungarian)

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
(American)
Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
(American)
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
(American)

Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
(German)
John HageeJohn Hagee
(American)
John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
(American)

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
(American)
Eddie LongEddie Long
(American)
Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
(American)

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
(American)
David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
(American)
John OsteenJohn Osteen
(American)

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
(American)
Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
(American)
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
(American)

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(American)
Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
(American)
Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
(German)

David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
(South Korean)
Paul WasherPaul Washer
(American)
Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
(American)

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
(American)
Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
(French)
Harold CampingHarold Camping
(American)

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
(American)
Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
(American)
Erwin McManusErwin McManus
(American)

Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
(American)
Bill GothardBill Gothard
(American)
Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
(American)

Kong HeeKong Hee
(Singaporean)
Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
(German)
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
(American)

Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
(American)
Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
(American)
Scott LivelyScott Lively
(American)

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish)
Becky FischerBecky Fischer
(American)
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
(American)

Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
(German)
John HarvardJohn Harvard
(British)
Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
(British,South African)

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

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

Anthony CampoloAnthony Campolo
(American)