Most professions have a way of recognizing their most accomplished performers, the stars who set the standard. Preachers are no different, and Tuesday is their version of the Grammys and the Oscars combined.
For only the second time in two decades, Baylor University has released its list of the 12 most “effective” preachers in the English language
. It is among the most prestigious honors in the preaching profession — one that has changed the lives of previous recipients.
Some of the pastors are religious celebrities, while others are virtual unknowns. One pastor talks like a poet in the pulpit, conjuring one shimmering image after another. Another calls down thunder while quoting hip-hop lyrics and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” And one retold a New Testament story with such astonishing originality that his sermon went viral; would-be preachers dissect his moves like basketball players study tapes of LeBron James.
These Are The 12 Most ‘Effective’ Preachers In The English Language
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