noun \i-ˈvan-jə-list\

: a person and especially a preacher who tries to convince people to become Christian

: someone who talks about something with great enthusiasm

: a writer of any of the Gospels in the Bible

Full Definition of EVANGELIST

often capitalized :  a writer of any of the four Gospels
:  a person who evangelizes; specifically :  a Protestant minister or layman who preaches at special services
:  an enthusiastic advocate <an evangelist for physical fitness>

Examples of EVANGELIST

  1. an evangelist of space exploration

First Known Use of EVANGELIST

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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