Preachers

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.

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 1 Joel Osteen

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Famous As: American Preacher & Televangelist
Birthdate: March 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Joel Osteen is an American pastor, author, and televangelist. He is one of the most popular televangelists in the world, with his televised sermons being watched by millions of people every week in over 100 countries, including 10 million viewers in the US alone. In 2006, he was named in the 10 Most Fascinating People list published by Barbara Walters.

 2 Warren Jeffs

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Famous As: Former President of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ
Birthdate: December 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Wareen Jeffs is the Leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ. He is currently in jail after being convicted of sexual assault on minors. Like his father, Warren Jeffs is also notorious for polygamy and presiding over murky affairs at his church. Born prematurely, he appeared in the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List in 2006 following allegations of arranging marriages of underage girls.

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 3 Junaid Jamshed

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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: September 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 7, 2016

 4 Jerome

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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: March 27, 0347
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Palestinian
Died: December 30, 0420
Latin priest Jerome of Stridon, also known as Saint Jerome, is remembered for translating the Bible into Latin, which came to be known as the Vulgate. Named a Doctor of the Church, he was a secretary to Pope Damascus I and predominantly preached about how women ascetics should behave.
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 5 Girolamo Savonarola

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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: September 21, 1452
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 23, 1498

 6 Cotton Mather

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Famous As: Church Minister
Birthdate: February 12, 1663
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 13, 1728
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 7 Ted Haggard

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Famous As: Pastor, Priest, Preacher
Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 8 Fulton J. Sheen

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Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: May 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 9, 1979
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 9 C. L. Franklin

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Famous As: Baptist minister
Birthdate: January 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 27, 1984

 10 Abu Hamza al-Masri

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Famous As: Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Egyptian
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 11 Abdul Qadir Gilani

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: March 17, 1078
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Iranian
Died: February 21, 1166

 12 James Dobson

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 13 Dwight L. Moody

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Famous As: Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist, Hymnwriter
Birthdate: February 5, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 22, 1899

 14 John Osteen

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Famous As: Pastor
Birthdate: August 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: January 23, 1999

 15 David Berg

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Famous As: Preachers
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 1994

 16 Charles Grandison Finney

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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: August 29, 1792
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 1875
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 17 Pema Chodron

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 18 Kenneth Erwin Hagin

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: August 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 2003
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 19 William Booth

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Famous As: Founder of the Salvation Army, Preacher
Birthdate: April 10, 1829
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: August 20, 1912

 20 Father Divine

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Birthdate: 1877 AD
Nationality: American
Died: September 10, 1965
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 21 William Brewster

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: 1568 AD
Nationality: British
Died: April 10, 1644

 22 Thomas Hooker

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: July 5, 1586
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, American
Died: July 7, 1647
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 23 Henry Ward Beecher

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Famous As: Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist
Birthdate: June 24, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: March 8, 1887

 24 Thomas Müntzer

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: 1489 AD
Nationality: German
Died: May 27, 1525
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 25 Johann Tetzel

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: 1465 AD
Nationality: German
Died: August 11, 1519

 26 Hal Lindsey

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: November 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 27 William J. Seymour

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: May 2, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 28, 1922

 28 Edir Macedo

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Famous As: Theologian, Writer
Birthdate: February 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian
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 29 Keshab Chunder Sen

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 19, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 8, 1884

 30 Adoniram Judson

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Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: August 9, 1788
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1850
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 31 Ann Lee

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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: February 29, 1736
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: September 8, 1784

 32 Facundo Cabral

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: July 9, 2011
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 33 Praise-God Barebone

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: 1598 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 1679 AD

 34 Peter Marshall

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: May 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Scottish
Died: January 26, 1949
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 35 Lyman Beecher

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Famous As: Clergyman
Birthdate: October 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 10, 1863

 36 Muhammad Metwalli al-Sha'rawi

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Famous As: Cleric
Birthdate: April 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: June 17, 1998

 37 John Humphrey Noyes

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: September 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 13, 1886

 38 Johnny Lee Clary

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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: October 21, 2014

 39 Je Tsongkhapa

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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: November 21, 1357
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Tibetan
Died: 1419 AD

 40 Harold Kushner

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Famous As: Rabbi, Writer
Birthdate: April 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 41 Gary Spivey

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Famous As: Radio Personality
Birthdate: September 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 42 Richard Price

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 23, 1723
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: April 19, 1791

 43 Nicholas Ridley

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Famous As: Martyr
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Nationality: British
Died: October 16, 1555

 44 Bill Bright

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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: October 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 19, 2003

 45 Pierre Vogel

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Famous As: Boxer, Preacher
Birthdate: July 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

 46 Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 4, 1780
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 23, 1849

 47 Richard of Chichester

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1197 AD
Nationality: British
Died: April 3, 1253

 48 John Cotton

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Famous As: Theologian & Preacher
Birthdate: December 4, 1585
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American
Died: December 23, 1652

 49 William Ellery Channing

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: April 7, 1780
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: October 2, 1842

 50 Peter of Verona

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 6, 1252
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