Televangelists are the evangelists who connect with their audiences through the medium of television to communicate Christianity. Over the past few decades television has become a highly popular medium for Christian ministers to communicate their religious views due to the wide outreach of the medium. Not that the audiences are complaining! People from all round the world can easily listen to their favorite minister from the comfort of their living room. The popularity of preachers like Mother Angelica, Garner Armstrong and Pat Robertson is proof that people love their televised sermons and look up to them for inspiration. The Roman Catholic priest Charles Edward Coughlin was one of the first preachers to make use of the electronic medium to disseminate his teachings. As a radio evangelist, he paved the path for televangelism even as Percy Bartimus Crawford became the first ever documented televangelist. Christianity emphasizes on preaching the gospel to the whole world and this is what televangelists strive to achieve through their televised preaching which the whole world can access. Televangelists, with their persuasive and powerful sermons might become highly sought after and famous in their field, but still televangelism is not without its detractors. Browse on to learn about the various famous televangelists who strive to make the world a better place through their teachings.
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