Reverend vs Evangelist - What's the difference?

reverend | evangelist |

As nouns the difference between reverend and evangelist

is that reverend is reverend while evangelist is (biblical) a writer of a gospel, especially the four new testament gospels (matthew, mark, luke, and john), (also evangelist).

As an adjective reverend

is reverend.




  • worthy of reverence or respect
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal) a member of the Christian clergy
  • evangelist



    (en noun)
  • (Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist, who conducts services in different cities or locations, now often televised.
  • (Bible) 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.
  • * 1992 , J. D. Douglas, Who's Who in Christian History , ISBN 0842310142, p. 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 0691096163, p. 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 0521639891, p. 149.
  • The film implies that the evangelist , as a type, is a fanatic, a sanctimonious prig, and ultimately a hypocrite.

    See also

    * missionary * Christer