- an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television.
Origin of televangelist
Examples from the Web for televangelist
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
Pat Robertson, televangelist:Executive assistant Barbara Johnson: "He doesn't have anything on his schedule."The Uninvited
The Daily Beast
January 17, 2009
- US an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television, preaching the gospel and appealing for donations from viewers
Word Origin and History for televangelist
1973, from tele(vision) + evangelist. The earliest record of the word in OED is a reference to Rex Humbard in a "New York Times" article of July 26, 1973 (television evangelist is from 1958).