Appears In: Pale Rider (1985)
Portrayed By: Clint Eastwood
Preacher earns his nickname early in the film when he arrives to assist miners wearing a preacher's collar and resists resorting to violence any more than he has to.
Anyone who thought things were going to stay that way needs to brush up on their Biblical symbolism. The parallels with Revelations 6:8 ("And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.") are not coincidental. So, yeah, stick around a little bit further into the film if you want to see Eastwood exact his brand of pistol-based vengeance.