29 Most Influential Preachers of the 20th Century


Here are 29 of the most recognizable preachers from the 20th century along with two of their most notable quotes from their service in ministry. Their leadership in the Church and their tireless work for the Gospel will speak volumes for centuries to come and will have an eternal impact on countless souls.


Billy Graham


Billy Graham was born in North Carolina. He lived a long, blessed life from 1918-2018. Here are just two of his notable quotes:

“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”

“We say to our children, ‘act like grown-ups,’ but Jesus said to the grown-ups, ‘be like children.’ ”