Pray for these preachers… and their spouses and families!
Graham tops list of most influential preachers
By KIMBERLEE HAUSS RELIGION NEWS SERVICE
Feb. 4, 2010, 5:27PM
The Rev. Billy Graham was named by U.S. pastors as the country’s most influential living preacher, according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research.
The study, conducted in November, interviewed more than 1,000 Protestant pastors by telephone. The participants were asked to “name the top three living Christian preachers that most influence you.”
Graham, 91, has preached to more than 200 million people in 185 countries, written 27 books, advised several U.S. presidents and influenced religious and secular audiences alike.
The full list is:
1. The Rev. Billy Graham
2. Charles Swindoll, pastor and author
3. Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta
4. Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.
5. John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.
6. Barbara Brown Taylor, religion professor at Piedmont College in northeast Georgia
7. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego County, Calif.
8. Max Lucado, minister of writing and preaching at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio
9. John Piper, pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis
10. Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church and Browns Bridge Community Church, all in the Atlanta area
NOPE, No Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, or any other Faith Healing Revivalist Preacher out there… wonder why?
If they called YOU, who would you name as the top three living Christian preachers that most influence you?
I do have 1,000 slaps for EACH of those “Protestant Pastors” interviewed for not including Ravi Zacharias! www.RZIM.org