evangelist

An evangelist is a preacher, specifically a Christian preacher. Evangelists are excited to tell everyone all over the world about Christianity.

If you're an evangelist, you're a Christian preacher. Unlike other religious words — such as prayer and God — this word is specifically limited to the Christian faith. With a capital e, Evangelist refers specifically to the authors of the Gospels in the New Testament. Sometimes the word is used more loosely when people say someone is an evangelist for a cause, such as vegetarianism or health care: that means they're a strong believer in and proponent of the cause.

Definitions of evangelist
  1. noun
    a preacher of the Christian gospel
    synonyms: gospeler, gospeller, revivalist
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    William Franklin Graham
    United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918)
    Aimee Semple McPherson
    United States evangelist (born in Canada) noted for her extravagant religious services (1890-1944)
    Dwight Lyman Moody
    United States evangelist (1837-1899)
    Oral Roberts
    United States evangelist (born 1918)
    William Ashley Sunday
    United States evangelist (1862-1935)
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    televangelist
    an evangelist who conducts services on television
    type of:
    preacher, preacher man, sermoniser, sermonizer
    someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
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