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From Old French evangeliste, from ecclesiastical Latin evangelista, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistḗs, bringer of good news), from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι (euangelízesthai, to evangelize), from εὐάγγελος (euángelos, bringing good news), from εὖ (, well) + ἀγγέλλειν (angéllein, to announce).


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvænd͡ʒəlɪst/
  • (file)


evangelist (plural evangelists)

  1. (Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist, who conducts services in different cities or locations, now often televised.
    Synonym: gospeler
  2. (biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually capitalized (Evangelist).
  3. (primitive Church) A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
  4. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) A patriarch.
  5. (by extension) A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.
    • 1992, J. D. Douglas, Who's Who in Christian History, →ISBN, page 94:
      Booth, William (1829-1912) English evangelist; founder and first general of the Salvation Army ... his subordinates being expected to give him unquestioning obedience.
    • 1994, Frank Lambert, "Pedlar in Divinity", →ISBN, page 10:
      Yet in the spreading consumer market of the mid-1700s, his renditions competed with others offering a far different account of the evangelist and his message. The famous artist William Hogarth mocked Whitefield in two engravings presenting the revivalist as a religious fanatic who held sway over the superstitious lower orders.
    • 1996, Peter J. Conn, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography, →ISBN, page 149:
      The film implies that the evangelist, as a type, is a fanatic, a sanctimonious prig, and ultimately a hypocrite.
  6. (technology) A person hired to promote a particular technology.
    developer evangelist
    • 2007, James Avery, Jim Holmes, Windows Developer Power Tools, page xxii:
      [] and has worked in multiple roles, including as the C# Product Manager and as a Developer Evangelist in the Mid-Atlantic district.

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From Middle Dutch ewangeliste, from Old French evangeliste, from Latin ēvangelista, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistḗs). Equivalent to evangelie +‎ -ist.


  • IPA(key): /ˌeː.vɑŋ.ɣeːˈlɪst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: evan‧ge‧list
  • Rhymes: -ɪst


evangelist m (plural evangelisten, diminutive evangelistje n)

  1. (Christianity) An evangelist, an author of one of the gospels.
  2. (Protestantism) A Christian missionary.
  3. (Protestantism) A preacher in an evangelical church.


  • Negerhollands: evangelist



evangelist c

  1. evangelist; a preacher of the gospel
  2. evangelist; a writer of a gospel


Declension of evangelist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative evangelist evangelisten evangelister evangelisterna
Genitive evangelists evangelistens evangelisters evangelisternas