Top 50 Most Influential Pastors on Twitter

This is a list, extracted from my list of Top Christian bloggers (which incidentally I have recently updated) It is a list of senior pastors (ie team leaders) and denominational leaders who tweet.  The ranking is based solely on number of Twitter followers, which does of course have limitations, but is something that is easily verifiable. Please do refer also to my post about being aware of the dangers of being too interested in whether you are or are not in a list like this. It is no great surprise that the Pope who will shortly be retiring is top of this list. Clearly these pastors and ministers are exercising both organisational authority and influence, the two types of leadership I have discussed previously.

1

Benedict XVI

Pontifex

1578151

2

Joel Osteen

JoelOsteen

1406619

3

Rick Warren

RickWarren

895511

4

Max Lucado

MaxLucado

671174

5

John C Maxwell

JohnCMaxwell

633159

6

John Piper

JohnPiper

441942

7

Mark Driscoll

PastorMark

342867

8

Louie Giglio

louiegiglio

331617

9

AndyStanley

AndyStanley

261570

10

Brian Houston

BrianCHouston

244950

11

Matt Chandler

MattChandler74

195174

12

Judah Smith

judahsmith

177701

13

Steven Furtick

stevenfurtick

142680

14

Scott Williams

ScottWilliams

141003

15

Bill Hybels

BillHybels

128425

16

Sidney Mohede

SidMohede

120124

17

Rob Bell

realrobbell

114697

18

Pete Wilson

pwilson

112162

19

Ron Edmondson

RonEdmondson

102211

20

Perry Noble

perrynoble

83370

21

Bill Johnson

billjohnsonBJM

80423

22

Rev. Bosco Peters

Liturgy

74989

23

James MacDonald

jamesmacdonald

69433

24

Joshua Harris

HarrisJosh

66257

25

Nicky Gumbel

nickygumbel

60084

26

Tullian Tchividjian

PastorTullian

55439

27

Brian Johnson

brianjohnsonM

38362

28

Chris Hodges

Chris_Hodges

34477

29

C.J. Mahaney

CJMahaney

28157

30

Matt Carter

_Matt_Carter

26974

31

Dr. David Anderson

AndersonSpeaks

26548

32

Brian D. McLaren

brianmclaren

24616

33

Greg Surratt

gregsurratt

21687

34

Kevin DeYoung

RevKevDeYoung

21644

35

Justin Welby

ABCJustin

20265

37

►PTS◄

Pastor_TimSmith

19472

38

Willie George

Willie_George

18502

39

Phil Munsey

philmunsey

16349

40

Eric Mason

pastoremase

15829

41

Rick Bezet

rick_bezet

15399

42

Burk Parsons

BurkParsons

14263

43

Kent Shaffer

kentshaffer

13936

44

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

fatherz

13821

45

Bob Roberts Jr.

bobrobertsjr

13325

46

Larry Stockstill

larrystockstill

13238

47

Douglas Wilson

douglaswils

12287

48

Matt Fry

mattfry

11942

49

Ray Ortlund

rayortlund

11192

50

Joe Champion

joechampion

10405

About Adrian Warnock

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  • Wondering

    No Bishop T.D. Jakes? In fitting within your criteria he has the largest following after Joel Osteen.


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