The following 5 persons have been chosen and ranked as #’s 16 through 20 in the Top 20 List:
(following is an alphabetical list, not the actual ranking order)
Pope Pius 9th
*Please note that the criteria for names to be considered was for “self-professed Christians”, hence the inclusion of Joseph Smith in the Top 20 List.
Our rankings are based primarily on a survey which was answered by numerous pastors, writers, and theologians from various denominations and faith walks within the U.S.A.- within both Protestant and Catholic/ Orthodox circles. They were asked for names of those who MOST influenced/shaped today’s Christian America. We also cross-referenced our survey results with some existing published historical listings of significant Christians. The names are not necessarily the “best” or favorite, or “most holy” persons- they merely had the greatest impact on today’s American church.
What do you think of these names being included, and how would you rank them, from 16 to 20 ?