About the Survey
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.
Phase 1: January 2016 - March 2016
February 2016: 1996 Survey criteria sent out for recommendations
March 2016: Criteria reconstructed based on recommendations
Phase 2: March 2016 - December 2017
Distribution of survey to email database, the Academy of Homiletics, and the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
Phase 3: January 2018 - October 2018
January 2018: Tabulation of results
May 2018: Survey results reported nationwide
Survey Population and Responses
Population: appx. 500
Criteria Responses: 70 (14% response rate)
Survey Responses: 179 (35.8% response rate)
Dimensions of Effective Preaching
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