27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses People
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27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses

This list of famous Jehovah's Witnesses is sorted by fame and popularity. Jehovah's Witness is a Christian religion that prefers to use their own translation of the Bible entitled The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They distribute literature door-to-door and they do not celebrate birthdays or holidays. Jehovah Witnesses also refuse blood transfusions, and they will not serve in the military.

Who is the most famous celebrity Jehovah's Witness? Michael Jackson tops our list. 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.

“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 Prince needs hip surgery, but refuses the treatment because his religion prevents him from accepting the supplemental blood needed to complete the procedure.

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  1. Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

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    Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    Schools: Montclair College Preparatory School
    Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest, Homicide
    Place Of Death: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Children: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
    Medical Conditions: Mysophobia
  2. Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

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    Age: age 34
    Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete + 2 more
    Schools: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
    Major/Field Of Study: Fashion design
  3. Prince was raised a Baptist, but converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, shortly after his mother's death.

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    Age: age 57
    Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    Children: Boy Gregory Nelson
    Medical Conditions: Epilepsy
  4. Dwight D. Eisenhower was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but he left the religion as an adult.

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    Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America
    Profession: Politician, Soldier
    Schools: U.S. Army War College, Abilene High School, United States Military Academy, Command and General Staff College
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure
    Place Of Death: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    Children: John Eisenhower, Doud Eisenhower
  5. Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Halliwell was young.

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    Age: age 43
    Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
    Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model + 4 more
    Schools: Watford Grammar School for Girls, Camden School for Girls
    Children: Bluebell Madonna Halliwell
    Medical Conditions: Anorexia nervosa
  6. Hustle and Flow star Terrence Howard has been quoted saying that he wants to become a Jehovah's Witness.  His wife is raising their children in the religion.

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    Age: age 46
    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    Schools: Pratt Institute
    Children: Hunter Howard, Aubrey Howard, Heaven Howard
    Medical Conditions: Bell's palsy
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