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An evangelist is a person who preaches the Christian Gospel. The word 'evangelist' comes from the Greek word for 'bringing good news' (εὐάγγελος). Generally, evangelists are protestants, and lead meetings known as revivals, harvest meetings or evangelistic crusades.

Evangelists generally lead large meetings, possibly in tents or existing churches, in contrast to street corner preaching where the listeners are only those who are nearby on the street.

Well known evangelists:

See also Evangelism, Televangelism.

Evangelist is also a designation for each of the (anonymous) authors of the four Gospels in the New Testament, traditionally known as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.