Definition of evangelist
1 often capitalized : a writer of any of the four Gospels
2 : a person who evangelizes; specifically : a Protestant minister or layman who preaches at special services
3 : an enthusiastic advocate an evangelist for physical fitness
Examples of evangelist in a Sentence
an evangelist of space exploration
Recent Examples of evangelist from the Web
Rodeheaver, who composed popular hymns, normally worked alongside powerhouse evangelist Billy Sunday, who had led a gospel crusade in Baltimore the year before.
Mayor Richard Kaplan, now an evangelist for using landscaping as a jaywalker-repellant, brought the idea to other Broward cities Thursday at a regional transportation meeting, and will talk to leaders at the Florida League of Cities next.
The initiative has the full-throated support of Clarke and of Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, both of whom were early evangelists for community schools.
Established in 1952, Compassion International started when an American evangelist wanted to save children who were affected by the Korean conflict.
According to Kirk Franklin, the hip-hop evangelist with ties to Kanye West and Chance the Rapper; and The Reign of Future, a behind-the-scenes look at the rapper's career.
Yet Howard, one of the company's most devout evangelists, is confident the kinks can be worked out.
Glen Theater: 20 W. Ridge Road — The African American Achievers Youth Corps Inc., Brothers' Keeper Shelter for Homeless Men and Faith Tabernacle Ministry will host evangelist Loretta Hearnes Thames in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Theater.
His experiences led him to become an evangelist for the power of knowledge to help people rise above hardship.
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First Known Use of evangelist
EVANGELIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evangelist for English Language Learners
: 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
EVANGELIST Defined for Kids
Definition of evangelist for Students
: a Christian preacher who tries to change or increase religious feelings
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