Evangelists

noun
1.a Protestant minister or layperson who serves as an itinerant or special preacher, especially revivalist.
2.a preacher of the gospel.
3.(initial capital letter) any of the writers (Matthew,Mark, Luke, and John) of the four Gospels.
4.(in the primitive church) a person who first brought the gospel to city or region.
5.(initial capital letter) Mormon Church. a patriarch.
6.a person marked by evangelical enthusiasm for or support of any cause.
“Perhaps it was the smile, or maybe the ever-ready love she saw in his eyes–easy and upfront, the way colts, evangelists and children look at you: with love you don’t have to deserve–that made her go ahead and tell him what she had not told Baby Suggs, the only person she felt obligated to explain anything to.”
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Page 190)

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