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megachurch

(Encyclopedia) megachurch, large Protestant church with an average weekly attendance of 2,000 or more; relatively uncommon until after 1970. In the United States, where most…

Rogers, Adrian Pierce

(Encyclopedia) Rogers, Adrian Pierce, 1931–2005, American Southern Baptist clergyman, b. West Palm Beach, Fla. After deciding to enter the ministry while in college, he attended the New…

T.D. Jakes

Name at birth: Thomas Dexter Jakes T.D. Jakes, named "America's Best Preacher" in a 2001 Time magazine cover story, started as a part-time storefront minister in West Virginia in 1979. By 1996 he had…

Rick Warren

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren appeared on many lists of top evangelical Christian leaders in the early 21st century, aided by the popularity of his books, The Purpose Driven Church (1995) and the…