This is the name given to the principal twelve disciples of Jesus, who were sent by Him to preach the One of the four books of the Bible that focus on Jesus's actions and sayings, his death and resurrection. The four evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. ‘Gospel’ is the Old English translation of the Greek evangeleon, which literally means 'Good News'. This term refers to the core message of these books.. By extension, the term is also used for other preachers, such as the Apostle Paul and Priest who is a member of a religious order. Damien (“The Apostle of the Lepers”).