Who is the most famous celebrity Jehovah's Witness? Prince tops our list. The “Purple Rain” musician Prince became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, after his mother's death. Family friend and fellow Jehovah's Witness Larry Graham was a big influence on Prince during this time. It has been reported that once Prince needed hip surgery, but refused the treatment because his religion prevented him from accepting the supplemental blood needed to complete the procedure.
Michael Jackson was also a famous Jehovah's Witness. The Jackson family matriarch Katherine is a practicing Jehovah's witness, and she raised all of her children in the religion. Most of the Jacksons are no longer practicing, but Katherine has attempted to raise Michael Jackson's children as Jehovahs Witnesses. Recently, it was reported that Paris and Prince Michael Jackson told their grandmother that they would no longer pass out literature or go door-to-door to raise money for the religion.
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Prince was raised a Baptist, but converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, shortly after his mother's death.
Age: Died at 57 (1958-2016)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more
Credits: Batman, Happy Feet, Showgirls, Purple Rain
#37 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#29 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Prince
Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.
Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory
#23 on The Best Rock Vocalistssee more on Michael Jackson
Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete, + more
Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real
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Dwight D. Eisenhower was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but he left the religion as an adult.
Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Politician, Soldier
Credits: The True Glory, Universal Newsreel, Nazi Concentration Camps, Crusade in Europe
#11 on The Most Beloved US Veteranssee more on Dwight D. Eisenhower