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

Franklin GrahamFranklin Graham
American
Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
American

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
French, Hungarian

Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
Singaporean
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American

Victoria OsteenVictoria Osteen
American
Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus
German

John HageeJohn Hagee
American

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American
Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
German
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John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell
American
John OsteenJohn Osteen
American

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese

Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
American

Jay BakkerJay Bakker
American
Carlton PearsonCarlton Pearson
American
Jesse DuplantisJesse Duplantis
American

David WilkersonDavid Wilkerson
American

Harold CampingHarold Camping
American

David JeremiahDavid Jeremiah
American
Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaints Cyril and Methodius
Greek

Rob BellRob Bell
American

Barry MinkowBarry Minkow
American

Eddie LongEddie Long
American

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll
American
Adrian RogersAdrian Rogers
American

Paul WasherPaul Washer
American
Bill GothardBill Gothard
American

David Yonggi ChoDavid Yonggi Cho
South Korean

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio
American
Alistair BeggAlistair Begg
American

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
German
Tullian TchividjianTullian Tchividjian
American

Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar
American

Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American

Craig GroeschelCraig Groeschel
American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American
Mike MurdockMike Murdock
American

Jacques MarquetteJacques Marquette
French

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie
American

Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
American
Juanita BynumJuanita Bynum
American

Kong HeeKong Hee
Singaporean
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American

Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
American
Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
American

Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
American
Scott LivelyScott Lively
American

Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
American

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

Becky FischerBecky Fischer
American
Anton PraetoriusAnton Praetorius
German

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray
British, South African

Gary ChapmanGary Chapman
American

James LawsonJames Lawson
American
Reuben Archer TorreyReuben Archer Torrey
American
John HarvardJohn Harvard
British

Gregory A. BoydGregory A. Boyd
American

Tim KellerTim Keller
American

Bishop Noel JonesBishop Noel Jones
Jamaican
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
American