List of Famous Ministers Of Religion People

List of Famous Ministers Of Religion

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List of famous minister of religions, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top minister of religions in the world? This includes the most prominent minister of religions, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable minister of religions is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic minister of religions were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned minister of religions.

List ranges from Jesse Jackson to Fred Rogers, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known minister of religions to the lesser known minister of religions of today, these are some of the best professionals in the minister of religion field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous minister of religions ever?" and "What are the names of famous minister of religions?" then you're in the right place. (377 items)


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    Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, The Muppets, The Cable Guy, Shrek Forever After, Four Rooms, + more
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    Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton Jr. is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, television/radio talk show host and a trusted White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader." In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Brownsville
    • Profession: Politician, Actor, Presenter, Minister of religion
    • Credits: Malcolm X, Mr Deeds, Madea Goes to Jail, Good Hair, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem, + more
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    Jesse Jackson
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    Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Minister of religion, American football player
    • Credits: American Dream, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, Wattstax, Ballou, + more
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    Martin Luther King is a fictional character in the film Theme of the Traitor and the Hero.more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1929-1968)
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion
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    Mike Huckabee
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    Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Public speaker, Commentator, Politician, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: Huckabee
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    Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: South Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Televangelist, + more
    • Credits: Not Easily Broken, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Winnie, + more
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    George Foreman
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    George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author, and entrepreneur. After a troubled childhood, Foreman took up boxing and was a gold ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Professional Boxer, Minister of religion
    • Credits: The Fighter, When We Were Kings, Play It to the Bone, Family Foreman, Champions Forever: The Definitive Edition, + more
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    Anthony Perkins
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    Anthony Perkins was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion, but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and its three sequels. His other films include The Trial, Fear Strikes Out, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1932-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer, Minister of religion
    • Credits: Psycho, The Black Hole, Murder on the Orient Express, The Last of Sheila, Catch-22, + more
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    Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West received his undergraduate education at Harvard University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1973, and ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa
    • Profession: Activist, Author, Actor, Writer, Critic, + more
    • Credits: The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Call + Response, On the Shoulders of Giants, + more
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    Joseph Ward Simmons, known by the stage name Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run. He found new popularity in 2005 with his family's MTV reality show Run's House.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Rapper, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Red Dragon, Krush Groove, Run's House, Chuck D's Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Daddy's Girls, + more
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    Albert "Al" Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Love and Happiness" and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together". Inducted to the ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: USA, Arkansas, Forrest City
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Beverly Hills Cop III, On the Line, You Instead, Gospel According to Al Green, Al Green: Gospel Concert from L.A., + more
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    Della Reese
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    Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, is an American singer, actress, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. She started her career in the 1950s as a gospel, pop and jazz singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?".more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Presenter, Minister of religion
    • Credits: Dinosaur, Harlem Nights, Beauty Shop, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Chico and the Man, + more
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    Fred Rogers was an actor and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1928-2003)
    • Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Television Show Host, Songwriter, Television producer, Educator, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Casper, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Speedy Delivery, + more
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    Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn's performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Minister of religion
    • Credits: The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream, Red Dragon, The Fountain, The Last Picture Show, + more
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    Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier is an American actor, singer, Christian minister, and former professional American football player. He was a notable college football player for The Pennsylvania State University who earned a retrospective place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 100th anniversary ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Cuthbert, Georgia, USA
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Minister of religion, American football player
    • Credits: Skyjacked, Roots: The Next Generations, Terror in the Aisles, The Gong Show Movie, The Thing with Two Heads, + more
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    Ralph Waite was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared in many guest roles on numerous television series, most recently in a recurring role in NCIS as Jackson Gibbs, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1928-2014)
    • Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Politician, Social Worker, Actor, Minister of religion
    • Credits: NCIS, Cool Hand Luke, Carnivàle, The Waltons, Roots, + more
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    Tully Arthur Blanchard is a semi-retired second generation American professional wrestler. He is best known as an original member of the Four Horsemen. He worked for most of the major professional wrestling organizations in the United States: the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor, Minister of religion, Professional Wrestling Referee, American football player
    • Credits: Saturday Night's Main Event, WCW WorldWide, AWA All-Star Wrestling, Giants, Midgets, + more
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    Sally Kirkland is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Anna.more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Minister of religion
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, The Sting, JFK, Bruce Almighty, The Way We Were, + more
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    Roger Joseph Boscovich
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    Roger Joseph Boscovich was a Ragusan physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the city of Dubrovnik in the Republic of Ragusa, who studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works. He produced a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1711-1787)
    • Birthplace: Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Profession: Poet, Mathematician, Diplomat, Physicist, Scientist, + more
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    Richard Rossi is an American filmmaker, actor, producer, musician, writer, talk radio host, and a former evangelical minister, church planter, and healing evangelist. His 1995 trial for the attempted murder of his wife, who recanted her original identification of Rossi as her attacker and espoused his ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Suing the Devil, Aimee Semple McPherson, Baseball's Last Hero: The Roberto Clemente Story, Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories
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