As the calendar begins a new millennium, the Christian church is larger and stronger than ever—thanks in part to the ten people profiled here.
- Billy Graham
As an evangelist he has preached to millions; as an evangelical he put a movement on the map.
by William Martin
- C. S. Lewis
The atheist scholar who became an Anglican, an apologist, and a "patron saint" of Christians everywhere.
by Ted Olsen
- William Seymour
What scoffers viewed as a "weird babble of tongues" became a world phenomenon after his Los Angeles revival.
by Vinson Synan
- Mother Teresa
She stirred a generation by touching the untouchables.
by Ruth Tucker
- Karl Barth
He revived orthodoxy when mere moralism and humanism had seemingly won over the theological world.
by Mark Galli
- John XXIII
Elected to be a caretaker pope, he decided instead to revolutionize Catholicism.
by Elesha Coffman
- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
The high school physics-teacher-turned-novelist whose writings shook an empire.
by Edward E. Ericson, Jr.
- John Paul II
In issuing more significant encyclicals and visiting more nations than any other pope in history, he's shown that Christianity remains a world force.
by Richard John Neuhaus
- John Mott
Evangelist and ecumenist.
by Mark Galli
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
No Christian played a more prominent role in the century's most significant social justice movement.
by Russel Moldovan
- Rumblings to the South
In Africa and elsewhere, third-world Christians are shaking society.
by Derek Peterson
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