tel·​evan·​ge·​list | \ ˌte-li-ˈvan-jə-list How to pronounce televangelist (audio) \

Definition of televangelist

: an evangelist who conducts regularly televised religious programs

Other Words from televangelist

televangelism \ ˌte-​li-​ˈvan-​jə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce televangelist (audio) \ noun

Examples of televangelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is a docuseries about Giancarlo Granda, the Miami Beach pool boy at the center of a tabloid sensation involving Jerry Falwell, Jr. (son of the famed televangelist) and his wife Becki. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 6 July 2022 Jessica Chastain won for playing televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Javier Bardem was nominated for playing actor, bandleader and TV pioneer Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos. Paul Grein, Billboard, 27 June 2022 Young people may not know there was a televangelist named Jim Bakker, married to a woman named Tammy Faye. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 22 June 2022 In a scene set in 1985, Jerry Falwell—the older, more established and politically astute televangelist—is being shown the site in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where Jim Bakker is building a Christian theme park. Sue Halpern, The New York Review of Books, 25 May 2022 The show tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Joe Otterson, Variety, 27 June 2022 However, his world is turned upside down when an ultra-conservative televangelist arrives. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2022 Danny McBride’s outrageous comedy about a televangelist family returns for a second season. oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2022 Eradicating the distribution of pornography became a top priority of the Moral Majority, a conservative organization led by televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., that helped propel Ronald Reagan twice to the White House in the 1980s. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of televangelist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Televangelist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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