Time’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America

January 31, 2005 by

February 7, 2005 Time MagazineThis week’s issue (February 7) of Time magazine featured the cover story “The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America”. Considering the Time team were measuring influence politically, I think they did a pretty good job with their list. It’s nice to see the usual suspects (Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, etc.) absent from this list because quite frankly the influence of those “kinds” are tainted by the tawdriness of television. (Enough said).

After reading the lead-in article in which Time attempts to weaken the muscle of evangelicals in America by asking the question “What does Bush owe the religious right?”, I am renewed in my sense of how much political influence local pastors/churches can have on their communities.

Who are the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in your city? Are any of them in your church? Is there anybody in your church who you can sponsor to be on such a list?

Where is church marketing in all this? People love causes, especially causes that are tangible and somewhat tenacious. A better country starts with better communities. How is your church bettering your community?

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Brad Abare


Brad Abare is the founder of the Center for Church Communication. He consults with companies and organizations, helping them figure out why in the world they exist, why anyone should care and what to do about it. He and his wife Jamaica live in Los Angeles with their daughter, MirĂ³.
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5 Responses to “Time’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America”

  • Joel
    February 1, 2005

    15 Most Influential In Melbourne, Australia (in no particular order)
    1. Tim Costello (World Vision)
    2. Mark Conner (CityLife)
    3. Stuart Robinson (Crossway)
    4. Wayne Collins (Echo / BCV Youth Ministry Department)
    5. David Molyneux (Youth Alive Victoria / CityChurch)
    6. Paul Colman
    7. Andrew Kitchen (Antiskeptic)
    8. Robert Coyle (Youth Dimension)
    9. Paul Molyneux (Festival Victoria / Richmond AOG)
    10. Dianne Manusama (Manifest)
    11. Danny Nalliah (Catch The Fire)
    12. Peter Stokes (Saltshakers)
    13. Alan Meyer (Careforce)
    14. Dan Lian (Youth Dimension / Clayton CoC)
    15. Steven Fielding (Family First)


  • Brad Abare
    February 1, 2005

    Way to go Joel, that’s the idea!


  • kirt
    February 4, 2005

    >> A better country starts with better communities. How is your church bettering your community?


  • pj
    May 24, 2005

    church sucks! god is for everyone not just a few.


  • squishy
    November 1, 2005

    Does anyone have dan lian’s email adress????



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