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25 of the Greatest Preachers of Our Time

Updated on April 20, 2018
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Sima is an avid online writer. She writes about various subjects that she is passionate about. Thanks for reading her articles.

Great Preachers Seen on Television

Preachers Stir Up Your Soul

In America, we have thousands of great Preachers and Pastors. As I compiled the list of 25 great preachers, one determinant factor is the fact that, many on the list broadcast on television, and the internet. You see these preachers on You-Tube. You can upload their materials and they have Podcast which you can access. These preachers have huge audiences across the globe. The list is located in this hub.

When you review the list, I know what you will be thinking -- "why isn't Preacher A B C on the list". I was thinking the same thing as I compiled the list -- "why didn't I include Preacher X Y Z?". I had to make a decision, otherwise, there would be no hub.

Joel Osteen and Wife Victoria
Joel Osteen and Wife Victoria

Listening to Preaching at a Young Age

"Let the church say, Amen," cries the preacher. I remember growing up as a small girl around the age of eight. I sat on the pew of the church with my mother, and listened to the preacher's sermon on Sunday mornings. The preacher proclaimed the word of God with boldness and excitement. In later years, my father would be the one that I would listen to preach -- how cool is that!

One of the main job's of a preacher back many years ago was to preach a sermon to a waiting congregation. In the last couple decades, the responsibility of preachers and pastors has changed tremendously. They are multi-talented, multi-skilled and multi-gifted.

Preaching is Only The Beginning

Fast forward to now. Preachers write books, become recording artist, like Marvin Sapp and Marvin Winans. Preachers are great businessmen and women. They are the founders of christian educational institutions, and are on sophisticated boards. Preachers and pastors consult Presidents and are called upon to create peace in unrest, much like Reverend Jessie Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Do all these different responsibilities get in the way of the traditional preaching of God's Holy Word? Or do these additional roles enhance the preacher? And now, women are prevalent in the ministry. You see them on television; hear them on radio and women can deliver the word of God in powerful ways. A woman's touch is refreshing, especially since she is a natural nurturer. She knows how to love people and discipline them at the same time.


My objective today is to present one of the greatest and highest offices in the land -- Preacher/Pastor. There are thousands upon thousands of preachers. The preachers' name that does not get mentioned in the media, is no less than the ones who do. There are many fine preachers and pastors that help people everyday develop and improve their life. You know them, because they are your pastors and preachers.

List of 25 Great Preachers/Pastors

  1. Dr. Charles Adams
  2. Bishop Keith A. Butler
  3. Kenneth Copeland
  4. Dr. Creflo Dollar
  5. Jessie Duplantis
  6. Dr. Tony Evans
  7. Kenneth Hagin, Sr.
  8. Bishop I.V. Hillard
  9. Benny Hinn
  10. T. D. Jakes
  11. Noel Jones
  12. Joyce Meyer
  13. Dr. Myles Munroe
  14. Mike Murdock
  15. Joel Osteen
  16. Dr. Fred Price
  17. Dr. Charles Stanley
  18. Jimmy Swaggart
  19. Dr. Leroy Thompson
  20. Casey Treat
  21. Rick Warren
  22. Paula White
  23. Marvin Winans
  24. Dr. Bill Winston
  25. Ed Young



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  • Cari Jean profile image

    Cari Jean 

    7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

    Love this list! I would also include John Bevere and Louis Palau!

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    7 years ago

    T.D Jakes and Mike Murdock are just distinct

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Hello LadyFiddler, thanks for stopping by. I will have to learn more about William Branham.

    As far as Benny Hinn, I just learned today that he and his wife have reconciled, and will remarry in December.

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    Joanna Chandler 

    7 years ago from On Planet Earth

    William Marrion Branham should top that list the one of the greatest preachers/prophet that ever walked the face of the earth in this end time. He live what he preached and never made a mockery of GOD. Never was found in sin such as adultery, cunning the congregation, smoking, drinking etc.

    Benny Hinn . NEEDS to be thrashed that man is a ring down hyprocrite and one of the most faked preacher i have ever came across. Recently he was found in a hotel with a woman how about that? he is no healer but a mocker of God.

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    8 years ago

    When a list of great preachers includes Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Swaggart, and Copeland I have to seriously question one's knowledge of scripture and the truths of Christ. One day the claim of being a Christian will costs us our lives. It will not be Hinn and Swaggart and the wishy-washy words of an Osteen that follow me in my last moments. When Piper, Sproul, MacArthur, and Washer do not make the list, I mourn for a nation raised up on light weight preaching, and little real love for truth.

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Dave Sibole, I do agree with you - Billy Graham was an Awesome Evangelist/Preacher and his family continues his legacy. Hagee is certainly another much loved preacher as well. Thank you for making a comment here.

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    Dave Sibole 

    8 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

    Don't know how you compiled your list but mine would have included Billy Graham and John Hagee. Enjoyed reading.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Ramsa1, Joel Osteen is phenomenal. Thanks for sharing your comment.

    PremetheusKid, clarify, not sure what you mean. I do agree with the word, that we must love one another.

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    8 years ago from Heaven

    25 Dbags

    Here is one that is actually cool

    He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another: as I have love you, that ye also love one another.

    I wonder what Jesus meant by taking your own cross and not following his, how strange to say such a thing when everyone follows his cross now.

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    8 years ago from A citizen of the World

    I have heard and watched many preachers in my time and the one who gets my vote for number 1 is Joel Osteen. He is positive, dynamic and sincere.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    izettl, it is good to see you here. I think television ministry is a great way to hear God's word through anointed speakers. Thank you so much for your commens and encouragement!

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    Laura Izett-Irwin 

    8 years ago from The Great Northwest

    T.D jakes and Joyce Meyer- my faves. Very inspiring and down to earth individuals. I love to hear them speak. I left church for the most part about 6 years ago and found my own way with God. Having wonderful televised speakers like some that you've mentioned on your list keeps me inspired and uplifted. Great hub and great topic idea!

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Hi heavenbound55511, thanks for for comment on preachers who teach the gospel. There are lots of good preachers teaching about the love of God.

    I am glad they come on the air!

    Bless you too!

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    8 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

    Great page and I do like and have heard a lot of the preachers you have listed! We need to be speaking out and letting people know who teaches right because the enemy would love it if all that was out there was hate against those who teach the true gospel of Jesus.

    They tell and show the world that God is interested in restoring every area of lack in our lives. They have a lot of good testimonies of how God delivered them from so many things. They are a huge part of the gospel of Jesus going to all four corners of the earth!

    God bless you and thanks!

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    9 years ago from Michigan, thank you so much. You have shared some tremendous names of Great Preacher - I am so glad you brought these names to my attention.

    I appreciate these name.

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    9 years ago from upstate, NY

    How about Rodney Howard Browne, Todd Bentley, and of course Reinhard Bonnke who preaches in Nigeria to one million plus in one meeting. I do like T. D. Jakes, Jessie Duplantis, Dr. Creflo Dollar and Bennie Hinn also but ultimately its not who we like of course, its who is anointed to preach! And the great preachers of the past such as Smith Wiggleworth, William Seymour of the Azusa street revival and of course Dr.Billy Graham. Great Hub, Blessings to you!

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    9 years ago from Michigan

    Dee, good for you. I am glad you for help through Dr. Myles Munroe. I appreciate you sharing a wonderful testimony.

    Thanks for finding me and commenting.

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    Dee aka Nonna 

    9 years ago

    Just found you when you commented on one of my hubs..thanks. I started reading this one...a few of them I consider phenomenal, a couple of them I've not heard of.... but I would like to further comment on Myles of his books saved me from doing something really stupid about 16 or 17 years ago. I think that is why I love God so much....he fine a way to speak to you using something that you like to do...for me it is reading. Great information. Loved it!

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    9 years ago from Michigan

    Hello HJ Rossi, feel free to share more about an apostate. This hub is a short list of great preachers. You can add any name you would like by making a comment.

    Your information is helpful if it will enlarge this discussion.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    HJ Rossi 

    9 years ago

    evidently, the writer of above article (25 great preacher)

    does not know what an apostate is.

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    9 years ago from Michigan

    Thank you pennyofheaven for being first. I finally got a taker. Glad you like. I'll be checking you out. You and me, (Penny and Treasures), we're going to make some money here on HubPages!

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    9 years ago from New Zealand

    I like that woman are preaching now! Nice childhood memories. I like how you remember them with joy! Excellent hub Thanks!


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