The Top 50 most influential Christians in America

January 16, 2006

The Church Report has published an article today titled “The Top 50 most influential Christians in America.”  This is certainly not an authoritative list, but it is interesting to note the presence and absence of a few people.  I will admit, there are a few names on the list that I would not have been able to identify who they are.  There are certainly a few names I would have expected to be on the list that weren’t.

Surprises:

That T.D. Jakes was #1.

That Andy Stanley (#13) was ranked higher than his father (#22).

Jay Alan Sekulow (#23), forgive my ignorance, but I’ve never heard of him.

Leonard Sweet (#32) made the list.

The Pope (Benedict XVI) ranked as low as #44.

C’mon, are you sure Sean Hannity (#40) and Dr. Phil (#50) belong on this list?

Who’s missing?

Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seatle, author of Radical Reformission.  You can let him take Brian McLaren’s place (#42).

Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jack Graham, President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

I am glad to see John Piper (#24) and Rob Bell (#25) on the list.

Who do you think is missing?

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One Response to “The Top 50 most influential Christians in America”

  1. jay sekulow: christian attorney… very influential!

    where was rick warren on the list?

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