An evangelist speaks to his congregation.
An example of an evangelist is Billy Graham.
- [E-] any of the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John
- a revivalist or a preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised
Origin of evangelistMiddle English and Old French evangeliste from Ecclesiastical Late Latin evangelista from Classical Greek euangelist?s, bringer of good news (in New Testament , evangelist): see evangel
- often Evangelist Any of the authors of the four Gospels in the New Testament, traditionally identified by the names Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
- One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary.
- One who promulgates or promotes something enthusiastically.
- (Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist.
- (biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually Evangelist.
- (primitive Church) A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
- (Mormon Church) A patriarch
- A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.
From Old French evangeliste, from ecclesiastical Latin evangelista, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistes, “bringer of good news”), from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι (euangelizesthai, “to evangelize”), from εὐάγγελος (euangelos, “bringing good news”), from εὖ (eu, “well”) + ἀγγέλλειν (angelein, “to announce”).
- (biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), (also evangelist.)