List of 21st-century religious leaders

List of 20th-century religious leadersLists of religious leaders by century

This is a list of the top-level leaders for religious groups with at least 50,000 adherents, and that led anytime since January 1, 2001. It should likewise only name leaders listed on other articles and lists.

Buddhism

Christianity

Catholicism

  • James Edward Bostwick, Archbishop (1997–2009)
  • Henry Pleau, Archbishop (2010–present)
  • Jerome Lloyd, Metropolitan Archbishop (2012–present)

Eastern Orthodoxy

  • Peter VII, Patriarch of Alexandria (1997–2004)
  • Theodore II, Patriarch of Alexandria (2004–present)
  • Chrysostomos I, Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus (1977–2006)
  • Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus (2006–present)
  • Alexy II of Russia, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1990–2008)
  • Kirill I, acting (2008–2009), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (2009–Present)
  • John Rinne, Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland (1987–2001)
  • Leo Makkonen Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland (2001–present)

Oriental Orthodoxy

Protestantism

  • General Secretaries
  • Billy Kim, President (2000–2005)
  • David Coffey, President (2005–2010)
  • John Upton, President (2010–present)
  • Jan Lek, General Secretary (c. 2010)
Africa
  • Mateus Chaves, President (c. 2010)
  • Alexandre Melo Chilanda, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • President
  • Uche Enyioha, President (c. 2010)
  • General Secretary and CEO
  • S. T. Ola Akande, General Secretary
  • S. Ola Fadeji, General Secretary
  • Solomon Ademola Ishola, General Secretary (c. 2010)
Asia
  • Joyanto Adhikari, President (c. 2010)
  • Milton Biswas, General-Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Letta, Executive Secretary
  • Kooler, Executive Secretary
  • Augustus Spurgeon, Executive Secretary
  • Caleb Paw, Executive Secretary
  • Paul Htoo, Executive Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Monther Naum, Chairman (NA–2006)
  • Fuad Haddad, Chairman (2006–present)
  • Arleen D. Fidel, Chairman (2004–present)
  • Peter Tang, Executive Director (c. 2010)
India
  • O. Alem, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • T. Ch. Immanuel, President (2006–present)
  • M. Ashok Kumar, Secretary (2006–present)
  • Vumthang Sitlhou, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Rajani Kaipeng, General Secretary (c. 2010)
Europe, regional
  • Tony Peck, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Jimmy Martin, General Secretary (c. 2010)
Europe, national
  • Paul Negruţ, President (NA–2007)
  • Otniel Bunaciu, President (2007–present)
  • Borzási István, President (c. 2010)
  • Alexey V. Smirnov, President (2010–present)
United Kingdom
  • Jonathan Edwards, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Alan Donaldson, General Director (c. 2010)
  • Peter M. Thomas, General Secretary (c. 2010)
North America
Canada
  • Jamey McDonald, Executive Director (c. 2010)
  • Gary Vincent Nelson, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Jan Paasuke, President of the Board (c. 2010)
  • Gerry Taillon, National Ministry Leader (c. 2010)
  • Roger Fellows, General Coordinator (2001–NA)
  • Mark Hudson, General Coordinator (c. 2010)
  • Roland Grimard, General Secretary (2003–present)
United States
  • Brooks Wicker, President (c. 2010)
  • A. Roy Medley, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • Gordon Taylor, Coordinator (2008–present)
  • Linzy Slayden, President (c. 2010)
  • Jerry Sheveland, President (c. 2010)
  • J. Brent Walker – Executive Director (1999–present)
  • John David Smith, Executive Director, (2010–present)
  • Cheryl Dudley, President, (2008–2011)
  • Stephen LeBar, Executive Director (2004–2009)
  • Stan Rieb, National Network Facilitator, (2009–present)
  • Daniel Vestal, Coordinator (1996–present)
  • Eugene Dickerson, Moderator (c. 2010)
  • Roger Ball, President (c. 2010)
  • John Vaughn, President (c. 2010)
  • James Murray, interim Executive Director (c. 2010)
  • John Greening, National Representative (c. 2010)
  • Stephen J. Thurston, President (c. 2010)
  • Samuel C. Tolbert, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • William J. Shaw, President (1999–2009)
  • Julius R. Scruggs, President (2009–2014)
  • Jerry Young, President (2014–present)
  • Rob McCleland, Executive Director (c. 2010)
  • Paul Hagen, General Superintendent (c. 2010)
  • Delmar Rogers, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • General Secretary
  • Walter Parrish III, General Secretary (c. 2010)
  • President
  • T. DeWitt Smith, Jr., President (NA–2010)
  • Carroll A. Baltimore, President (2010–2014)
  • James C. Perkins, President (2014–present)
  • Henry J. Rodmon, General Bishop (c. 2010)
  • Rodger Moyer, General Moderator (1987–present)
  • Timothy Lawton, General Moderator (2015–present)
  • David Rambo, President (c.1987–2005)
  • Gary Benedict, President (2005–2013)
  • Senior Bishop
  • Maurice D. Bingham, Senior Bishop, (1996–2004)
  • Emery Lindsay, Senior Bishop (2005–present)
  • President
  • Vernon Kennebrew, President (c.2005–present)
International
  • Steven P. Petersen, President (2008–2011):
  • Daniel Koelpin, President (2011–present)
  • Chairman
  • Ralph Mayan, Chairman (2005 –2008)
  • Gerald B. Kieschnick, Chairman (2009 –2010)
  • Hans-Jörg Voigt, Chairman (2010 –2012)
  • Executive Secretary
  • Samuel H. Nafzger, Executive Secretary (2001 or before – present)
  • Christian Krause (Germany), President (1997–2003)
  • Mark Hanson (US), President (2003–2010)
  • Munib Younan (Palestine), President (2010–present)
Europe
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia Church Abroad
  • Udo Petersoo, Archbishop, (1990–2006)
  • Andres Taul, Archbishop, (2007–2010)
  • Thomas Vaga, Acting Bishop (2011–present)
North America
  • William Sullivan, National Service Coordinator (2002–2010)
  • Mark Vander Tuig, National Service Coordinator (2010–present)
  • Telmor Sartison, National Bishop (1993–2001)
  • Raymond Schultz, National Bishop (2001–2007)
  • Susan Johnson, National Bishop (2007–present)
  • Clement W. Fugh, General Secretary (2000–present)
  • Albert Chiew, Bishop (c.2008–2010)
  • James Kwang, Bishop (2010–present)
  • Nathaniel P. Lazaro, General Superintendent (2000–present)
  • Samuel Asante Antwi, President and Presiding Bishop (1997–2003)
  • Robert Aboagye-Mensah, Presiding Bishop (2003–2009)[4]
  • Emmanuel Asante, Presiding Bishop (2009–present)
  • Peter Chio, Bishop (?–2004)
  • Hwa Yung, Bishop (2004–present)
  • President
  • H Mvume Dandala, President (1998–2003)
  • Ivan M Abrahams, President (2003–present)
  • General Secretary
  • Vivian Harris, General Secretary (1988–2001)
  • Ross A J Olivier, General Secretary (2001–2005)
  • Vuyani G Nyobole, General Secretary (2005–present)
  • Gregory V. Palmer, President of the Council of Bishops (2008–2010)
  • Larry M. Goodpaster, President of the Council of Bishops (2010–2012)
  • Rosemarie Wenner, President of the Council of Bishops (2012–2014)
  • Warner Brown, President of the Council of Bishops (2014–present)
  • Rev K.E. Abraham, Founder (1924–1974)
  • Rev P.M. Samuel, First President (1935–1955)
  • Rev K.C. John, President (2006–present)
  • Rev. Robert F. Cook, Founder (1919–1950)
  • Kalloor Chacko, Co-Founder (1919–1950)
  • Rev. M. Kunjappy, Overseer(2008–present)
  • Apostle Arsenio Ferriol, Chief Executive Minister (1972–present) founded in Philippines
  • Syngman Rhee, Moderator of the General Assembly (2000–2001)
  • Jack Rogers, Moderator of the General Assembly (2001–2002)
  • Fahed Abu-Akel, Moderator of the General Assembly (2002–2003)
  • Susan R. Andrews, Moderator of the General Assembly (2003–2004)
  • Rick Ufford-Chase, Moderator of the General Assembly (2004–2006)
  • Joan Gray, Moderator of the General Assembly (2006–2008)
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow, Moderator of the General Assembly (2008–2010)
  • Cynthia Bolbach, Moderator of the General Assembly (2010–2012)
  • Neal Presa, Moderator of the General Assembly (2012–2014)
  • Purely Lyngdoh, Moderator
  • Enos Das Pradhan, General Secretary
  • S. Vasanthakumar, Moderator
  • President
  • General Secretary
  • Gregor Henderson, General Secretary (1989–2001)
  • Terence Corkin, General Secretary (2001–2015)[5]
  • Colleen Geyer, General Secretary (2016–present)

Anglicanism

  • Formal leadership –
  • George L.W. Werner, President of the House of Deputies (2000–present)
  • Robert Morse, Bishop Ordinary (1977–2007)
  • James E. Provence, Bishop (2007–present)
  • William Millsaps, Presiding Bishop (2000–2005)
  • Council Nedd II, Presiding Bishop (2005–present)
  • Frank J. Retief, Presiding Bishop (2000–2010)
  • Desmond Inglesby, Presiding Bishop (2010–present)
  • Reginald Hammond, Presiding Bishop (2000–2004)
  • George Connor, Presiding Bishop (2006–present)
  • Julius A. Neeser, Bishop Ordinary (1998–2002)
  • David T. Hustwick, Bishop Ordinary (2002–present)
  • John Hepworth, Archbishop (1998–2012)
  • Michael Pope, Archbishop (2013–present)
  • Robert Mercer, Bishop and Metropolitan (1988–2005)
  • Peter Wilkinson, Bishop and Metropolitan (2005–present)

Other Christian or Christian-derived faiths

  • Robert W. Edgar, General Secretary (1999–2007)
  • Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary (2007–2011)
  • Peg Birk, General Secretary (2012–2013)
  • Jim Winkler, General Secretary (2014–present)

Islam

  • Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Founder Known as Amir of Ahlussunnah (Emir of Sunnis). Lives in Bab-ul-Madinah, Karachi (1950–present)

Shia

Houthis

Judaism and related

  • United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations (complete list) –
Asia
  • Turkey –
Europe
  • Ireland –
North America

Other

Bahá'í

Hinduism & related

Unitarian Universalism

Shintoism

Other

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Preacher, racer are two of a kind. Dallenbach brothers follow different roads that intersect with love". Denver Post. April 30, 1990. Retrieved 2007-07-21. It's quite a spin from Wally's life as a race-car driver to the Rev. Robert Dallenbach's small Pillar of Fire Church, where drinking, dancing and smoking are forbidden. While Wally directs Denver's Grand Prix races this August, his older brother likely will be a few blocks away, preaching at Alma Temple. The Reverend Bob wears a charcoal-gray suit and Roman collar. His 8-year-old, church-owned Ford station wagon bears license tag ... But things aren't always what they seem with the brothers Dallenbach ...
  3. ^ "Somerset Christian College". Somerset Christian College. Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ The Methodist Church Ghana (1835–2005): 170th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure. Accra, 2005
  5. ^ "Colleen Geyer appointed General Secretary". Uniting Church in Australia. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.

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