In 2018, the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world were identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
February 2016: 1996 Survey criteria sent out for recommendations
March 2016: Criteria reconstructed based on recommendations
Distribution of survey to email database, the Academy of Homiletics, and the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
January 2018: Tabulation of results
May 2018: Survey results reported nationwide
Population: appx. 500
Criteria Responses: 70 (14% response rate)
Survey Responses: 179 (35.8% response rate)
In 2016, the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching sent the criteria from Baylor University's 1996 most effective preachers survey to more than 500 professors of homiletics for their input on criteria for the new survey. The criteria established through this survey can be viewed through the link below:VIEW CRITERIA