Meaning of evangelist

e•van•ge•list

Pronunciation: (i-van'ju-list), [key]
— n.
  1. a Protestant minister or layperson who serves as an itinerant or special preacher, esp. a revivalist.
  2. a preacher of the gospel.
  3. (cap.) any of the writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) of the four Gospels.
  4. (in the primitive church) a person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
  5. (cap.)a patriarch.
  6. a person marked by evangelical enthusiasm for or support of any cause.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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