List of famous preachers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The word ‘preacher’ is derived from the Hebrew word, ‘Qoheleth’. A preacher is someone who publicly delivers orations and discourses on religious or philosophical topics. This individual performs the tasks of a messenger, a minister and also of a herald, but is never in charge of or responsible for the group of people he/she is preaching to, which is an added responsibility for a ‘pastor’. The term ‘preacher’ is not as recognized as ‘pastor’ but is instead given to someone on a tangible basis on the reputation of their speaking skills. A preacher becomes known for conveying effective messages on a dais. There are some who preach exclusively on topics pertaining to religion, while there are others who preach on more spiritual or philosophical themes. Also, there are television preachers in order to be able to reach out to a larger audience in the likelihood of not being able to stand in front of a large public audience and deliver a message. From Imams to Da’ee’s or friars, preachers are prevalent in almost all countries and in almost all the cultures and religions. Here is a list of famous preachers. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Joel Osteen Joel Osteen
American

Jerome Jerome
Palestinian

Lori Bakker Lori Bakker
American

John Cotton John Cotton
British, American
Zakir NaikZakir Naik
Indian

Jarnail Singh BhindranwaleJarnail Singh Bhindranwale
Indian

Abdul Qadir GilaniAbdul Qadir Gilani
Iranian
Ellen G. WhiteEllen G. White
American

Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
Egyptian
Junaid JamshedJunaid Jamshed
Pakistani

Kent HovindKent Hovind
American

Ted HaggardTed Haggard
American
David BergDavid Berg
American
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Father DivineFather Divine
American
Kenneth E. HaginKenneth E. Hagin
American

John OsteenJohn Osteen
American

Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody
American

William J. SeymourWilliam J. Seymour
American
Edir MacedoEdir Macedo
Brazilian

Hal LindseyHal Lindsey
American

Thomas MüntzerThomas Müntzer
German

Facundo CabralFacundo Cabral
Argentinian

Johnny Lee ClaryJohnny Lee Clary
American
António VieiraAntónio Vieira
Portuguese

Harold KushnerHarold Kushner
American
Ann LeeAnn Lee
British

Thomas HookerThomas Hooker
British, American

Elizabeth of PortugalElizabeth of Portugal
Spanish, Portuguese
ŚāriputraŚāriputra
Indian

Je TsongkhapaJe Tsongkhapa
Tibetan
Richard PriceRichard Price
British, Welsh

Richard of ChichesterRichard of Chichester
British

Johann TetzelJohann Tetzel
German

Sir George Downing, 1st BaronetSir George Downing, 1st Baronet
British

Bill BrightBill Bright
American
John Humphrey NoyesJohn Humphrey Noyes
American

William Ellery ChanningWilliam Ellery Channing
American

Praise-God BarebonePraise-God Barebone
British

Edward HicksEdward Hicks
American
Gary SpiveyGary Spivey
American
Peter of VeronaPeter of Verona
Italian

Safi-ad-din ArdabiliSafi-ad-din Ardabili
Iranian

John of CapistranoJohn of Capistrano
Italian

Myles CoverdaleMyles Coverdale
British
Raimon PanikkarRaimon Panikkar
Spanish

Benjamin HooksBenjamin Hooks
American
Orestes BrownsonOrestes Brownson
American

StigandStigand
British

Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens
Greek
Amr KhaledAmr Khaled
Egyptian

Pierre VogelPierre Vogel
German
Barton W. StoneBarton W. Stone
American

Carl McIntireCarl McIntire
American

James Augustine HealyJames Augustine Healy
American
John MurrayJohn Murray
British

George WishartGeorge Wishart
Scottish
RennyoRennyo
Japanese

Philipp SpenerPhilipp Spener
German, French

Ad-DaraziAd-Darazi
Uzbekistan

Thomas WalsinghamThomas Walsingham
British
Quadratus of AthensQuadratus of Athens
Greek

Pope Adeodatus IPope Adeodatus I
Italian

Jean-Jacques OlierJean-Jacques Olier
French

Geert GrooteGeert Groote
Dutch

Juan RuizJuan Ruiz
Spanish
Thomas GoodwinThomas Goodwin
British

Peter MarshallPeter Marshall
American, Scottish
Rodolfo Quezada ToruñoRodolfo Quezada Toruño
Guatemalan

Moishe RosenMoishe Rosen
American

Jón ArasonJón Arason
Icelander
Antipope Clement VIIIAntipope Clement VIII
Spanish

Sæmundr fróðiSæmundr fróði
Icelander
Joseph AlboJoseph Albo
Spanish

Sheldon JacksonSheldon Jackson
American
Peter AkinolaPeter Akinola
Nigerian

Alfred SakerAlfred Saker
British

Eldred G. SmithEldred G. Smith
American
Hugh PeterHugh Peter
British

Guðbrandur ÞorlákssonGuðbrandur Þorláksson
Icelander
Manuel da NóbregaManuel da Nóbrega
Portuguese