What does evangelist mean?

Definitions for evangelistɪˈvæn dʒə lɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evangelist, revivalist, gospeler, gospeller(noun)

    a preacher of the Christian gospel

  2. Evangelist(noun)

    (when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John


  1. evangelist(Noun)

    An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist.

  2. evangelist(Noun)

    A preacher of the gospel.

  3. evangelist(Noun)

    A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually Evangelist.

  4. evangelist(Noun)

    A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.

  5. evangelist(Noun)

    A patriarch

  6. evangelist(Noun)

    A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.

  7. Evangelist(Noun)

    A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), (also evangelist.)

  8. Origin: From evangeliste, from ecclesiastical evangelista, from ecclesiastical εὐαγγελιστής, from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι, from εὐάγγελος, from εὖ + ἀγγέλλειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evangelist(noun)

    a bringer of the glad tidings of Church and his doctrines. Specially: (a) A missionary preacher sent forth to prepare the way for a resident pastor; an itinerant missionary preacher. (b) A writer of one of the four Gospels (With the definite article); as, the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (c) A traveling preacher whose efforts are chiefly directed to arouse to immediate repentance

  2. Origin: [F. vangliste, L. evangelista, fr. Gr. e'yaggelisth`s.]


  1. Evangelist

    In the Latter Day Saint movement, an evangelist is an ordained office of the ministry. In some denominations of the movement, an evangelist is referred to as a patriarch. However, the latter term was deprecated by the Community of Christ after the church began ordaining women to the priesthood. Other denominations, such as The Church of Jesus Christ, have an evangelist position independent of the original patriarch office instituted by the movement's founder Joseph Smith, Jr.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Evangelist

    a name given in the early Church to one whose office it was to persuade the ignorant and unbelieving into the fold of the Church.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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