Douglas Coe

American evangelical

Douglas Evans Coe (October 20, 1928 – February 21, 2017) was an American evangelical leader. He served as associate director of the Christian organization, The Fellowship, (also known as a family of friends in Christ, the prayer breakfast groups[1]). He has also been called as the "stealth Billy Graham."[2] He was born in Medford, Oregon.

In 2005, Coe was named one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in the United States by Time magazine.[3] Coe was an ordained Presbyterian elder and serves as a lay minister.[4]

Coe died in Annapolis, Maryland on February 21, 2017 from complications of a heart attack, aged 88.[5]


  1. Perry, Steve (2008-06-21). "Imperial Jesus: 'Family" author Jeff Sharlet on the secret history of the other Christian right | Twin Cities Daily Planet". Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  2. "25 Most Influential Evangelicals Photo Essay". Time. July 2, 2005. Archived from the original on April 10, 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  3. Van Biema, David, etc (February 7, 2005) Douglas Coe in "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" Time Retrieved on 2008 – June 14
  4. Presbytery of Washington Records of 1970 ordinations
  5. Zach Montague (February 22, 2017). "Doug Coe, Influential Evangelical Leader, Dies at 88". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2017.