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 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, "Pfizer says phony COVID-19 vaccines are turning up outside the U.S.," 21 Apr. 2021 In 2007, Anthony also helped the Senate Finance Committee during its investigation of nationwide televangelist abuses. Dallas News, "Ole Anthony, Dallas pastor known for relentless investigations into TV preachers, dies at age 82," 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, "Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages," 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, "Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages," 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, "Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages," 16 Apr. 2021 Oral Roberts, named for a televangelist, does not shrink from its identity. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Oral Roberts ignored the numbers on the seed line and made a name for itself against Ohio State," 19 Mar. 2021 The Christian Broadcast Network, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, has frequently stoked fears about the dangers of immigrants pouring across the southern border of the U.S. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, "These Christian Colleges Are Taking On Today’s Hot-Button Social Issues," 1 Mar. 2021 His group received little support until televangelist Pat Robertson took an interest. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "An unlikely alliance between evangelicals and Israelis in ‘‘Til Kingdom Come’," 18 Feb. 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 14 May. 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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