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Rick Warren may be today’s most admired evangelist.
  a Christian who tries to convince others to become Christian — especially on television, radio, or in large gatherings

or when qualified (such as "an ecosystem evangelist"):

anyone who tires to convince others of something
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Strongly Associated with:   evangelize, evangelical Christian
As a proper noun (capitalized), "Evangelist" may reference any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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  • Rick Warren may be today’s most admired evangelist.
  • The well-known evangelist, Billy Graham, filled the stadium.
  • …hunting on Sunday; war on the increasing tendency of young women to paint themselves and smoke in public; war on drinking whiskey—in this connection at least fifty children per summer went to the altar and swore they would not drink, smoke, or curse until they were twenty-one; war on something so nebulous Jean Louise never could figure out what it was, except there was nothing to swear concerning it; and war among the town’s ladies over who could set the best table for the evangelist.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Looking like a beggar evangelist in his torn black suit, he shuffled to an ash pile that had spilled from the cracked-open house and bent to gather a palm full of soot.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Brown said Tester was an evangelist, a traveling preacher from Newport, which was located in Cocke County about sixty miles southwest of Johnson City.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The hope was to inspire a new generation of astronauts, scientists, and explorers, and Zande was an enthusiastic evangelist.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He was also the vice president of Youth for Christ International, an evangelical organization.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He hated bankers, labor unions, women, evangelists and the stock exchange.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The evangelist was preaching "sin and redemption," the infinite grace of God and His pardon for human frailty.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Was he some sort of Muslim evangelist?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • They had built their church there, won a handful of converts and were already sending evangelists to the surrounding towns and villages.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • A few people who had fainted were being revived on the side aisles when the evangelist opened the doors of the church.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He had eyes that could flash with evangelical fire beneath bushy brows.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Perrin’s church was about to fail as well; by embracing refugees the church found new vitality, and of course, as evangelicals, members of the old Clarkston Baptist Church were able to successfully proselytize among Muslims and other non-Christians.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He looked like the hulk of an evangelist or a professor of esthetics who had spent years in contemplation in obscure museums.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly — here in an evangelical, charitable establishment — as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Is there not, dear Madame, something truly evangelical in this delicacy which abstains from sermon, from moralizing, from allusions? and is not the truest pity, when a man has a sore point, not to touch it at all?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • What happened to that evangelical fervor?
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Usually, we think of them as a product of highly charismatic evangelists, people like the Apostle Paul or Billy Graham or Brigham Young.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She was one of the pillars of the church, a powerful evangelist and very widely known.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Perhaps it was the smile, or maybe the ever-ready love she saw in his eyes—easy and upfront, the way colts, evangelists and children look at you: with love you don’t have to deserve—that made her go ahead and tell him what she had not told Baby Suggs, the only person she felt obliged to explain anything to.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • As if he were some newfound evangelical being conveyed down out of the mountains and north across the flat bleak landscape toward Monclova.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • We’ve got one or two town drunks, but they’re always having remorses every time an evangelist comes to town.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • I slept a little at our hotel in the city, and was awakened by the sounds of an evangelist preaching through a bullhorn outside on the street.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He was a hook-nosed, sour-faced, gaunt individual who reminded me vaguely of Andrew Jackson or a back-country evangelist despite the white turban on his head made out of sterile towels.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • That pamphlet is translated into Russian by some Russian philanthropists of aristocratic rank and evangelical aspirations, and has been distributed gratis for the enlightenment of the people.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • We would eat with our plates balanced on our knees in the living room, listening to the gospel music shows that were a warm-up to the evangelists.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • At the time, Kathy was attending a large evangelical church not far from her jobs.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Echo was taking himself out, telling Delta to go after the impostor — and while doing so to kill the evangelical butcher.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Mr. Monday, the distinguished evangelist, the best-known Protestant pontiff in America, had once been a prize-fighter.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • No need to dwell on the legendary beauty of the cornerpieces, the acme of art, wherein one can distinctly discern each of the four evangelists in turn presenting to each of the four masters his evangelical symbol, a bogoak sceptre, a North American puma (a far nobler king of beasts than the British article, be it said in passing), a Kerry calf and a golden eagle from Carrantuohill.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "If you mean to hinder everybody from having money but saints and evangelists, you must give up some profitable partnerships, that’s all I can say," Mr. Vincy burst out very bluntly.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He hopes to see all the evangelical denominations joined in one strong body, opposing Catholicism and Christian Science, and properly guiding all movements that make for morality and prohibition.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • His voice, fervent and evangelical, carried with it an absolute conviction of the rectitude and efficacy of a society ruled by honor; it quavered slightly and conveyed the earnestness and gentle decency of the speaker.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Lucetta, forming the third and haloed figure, was opposite them; Elizabeth-Jane, being out of the game, and out of the group, could observe all from afar, like the evangelist who had to write it down: that there were long spaces of taciturnity, when all exterior circumstances were subdued to the touch of spoons and china, the click of a heel on the pavement under the window, the passing of a wheelbarrow or cart, the whistling of the carter, the gush of water into householders’ buckets…
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Because he had no church into which to lure converts, if there should be any, Kiyoshi Tanimoto soon realized, the futility of this evangelism.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • While the churches, bringing the sweet smell of piety for the soul, came in prancing and farting like brewery horses in bock-beer time, the sister evangelism, with release and joy for the body, crept in silently and grayly, with its head bowed and its face covered.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Mr. Stelling’s doctrine was of no particular school; if anything, it had a tinge of evangelicalism, for that was "the telling thing" just then in the diocese to which King’s Lorton belonged.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • This I found to be another catechist, but of a different order from the blind man of Mull: being indeed one of those sent out by the Edinburgh Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, to evangelise the more savage places of the Highlands.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • After that he was downtown all day long, about the square, untalkative, dirty, with that furious and preclusive expression about the eyes which the people took for insanity: that quality of outworn violence like a scent, an odor; that fanaticism like a fading and almost extinct ember, of some kind of twofisted evangelism which had been one quarter violent conviction and three quarters physical hardihood.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • In all honesty, what I believe is neither inspirational nor evangelical.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • EVANGELISTS visited Jackson then; along with the Red-path Chautauqua and political speakings, they seemed to be part of August.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Briarcrest, also evangelical, was as far east as you could get and still be in Memphis.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Billy Sunday, the evangelist, is a D.D. [22] /Congressional Record/, May 16, 1918, p. 7147.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • This "revival" started tonight with an evangelist named James Robison.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Nowadays, you don’t see many families—the husband, wife, and children—that are so evangelistic.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • The third is devoted to the lives and labors of the evangelical ministers who, during the same period, had the care of souls.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
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