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
#15 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists
#45 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#30 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
#24 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
#41 on The Most Obnoxious Athletes
#192 on The Best Athletes of All Timesee more on Serena Williams
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, USA
Profession: Politician, Soldier
Credits: The True Glory, Universal Newsreel, Nazi Concentration Camps, Crusade in Europe
#235 on People We Wish Were Still Alivesee more on Dwight D. Eisenhower
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Halliwell was young.
Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Model, + more
Credits: Bridget Jones's Diary, Geri Yoga, American Reunion, Geri Body Yoga
#157 on The Best Current Female Singers
#381 on The Best Female Vocalists Eversee more on Geri Halliwell
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.
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor Voice acting
Credits: Iron Man, Prisoners, Hustle & Flow, The Brave One
#287 on The Best Actors in Film Historysee more on Terrence Howard
"Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness.
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Profession: Screenwriter, Actor
Credits: he Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7
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Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was raised a Jehovah's Witness.
Age: Died at 25 (1972-1997)
Birthplace: Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Composer Singer, + more
Credits: Bad Boys, 10 Things I Hate About You, 8 Mile, Superbad
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