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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.

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