televangelist

noun
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

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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 Falwell, an attorney and real estate developer, had led Liberty since the 2007 death of his televangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also founded the Moral Majority, making evangelicals a key force in the Republican party. Sarah Rankin, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2021 Controversial televangelist Ernest Angley has died at age 99, according to an announcement Friday on the Ernest Angley Ministries website. Bob Dyer, USA TODAY, 8 May 2021 Falwell, an attorney and real estate developer, had led Liberty since the 2007 death of his televangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also founded the Moral Majority, making evangelicals a key force in the Republican party. Sarah Rankin, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2021 Fraudsters looking to make a quick buck appeared early on in the pandemic, with televangelist Jim Bakker and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones among those warned by federal authorities to stop touting phony coronavirus cures. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 21 Apr. 2021 In 2007, Anthony also helped the Senate Finance Committee during its investigation of nationwide televangelist abuses. Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2021 Falwell, an attorney and real estate developer, had led Liberty since the 2007 death of his televangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also founded the Moral Majority, making evangelicals a key force in the Republican party. Sarah Rankin, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2021 Falwell, an attorney and real estate developer, had led Liberty since the 2007 death of his televangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also founded the Moral Majority, making evangelicals a key force in the Republican party. Sarah Rankin, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2021 Falwell, an attorney and real estate developer, had led Liberty since the 2007 death of his televangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also founded the Moral Majority, making evangelicals a key force in the Republican party. Sarah Rankin, chicagotribune.com, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of televangelist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Televangelist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/televangelist. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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televangelist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of televangelist

: a person and especially a preacher who appears on television in order to teach about Christianity and try to persuade people to become Christians

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