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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bob Jones University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Bob Jones University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bob Jones University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bob Jones University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bob Jones University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Bob Jones University.

List features graduates like Billy Graham, Fred Phelps and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bob Jones University?” and “Which celebrities are Bob Jones University alumni?”
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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Evangelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 100

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became ...more

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Fred Phelps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Politician, Pastor, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1929-2014)

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America

Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. (November 13, 1929 – March 19, 2014) was an American minister and civil rights attorney who served as pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church and became known for his ...more

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Katherine Helmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Television director, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 89

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1929 – February 23, 2019) was an American film, theater, and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she was known for her ...more

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Tim Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Young Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician, lobbyist, and former United States senator from the state of Arkansas.
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John F. MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

John Fullerton MacArthur Jr. (born June 19, 1939) is an American pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated Christian teaching radio program Grace to You. He has been the ...more
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Asa Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States of America

William Asa Hutchinson II (born December 3, 1950) is an American businessman, attorney, and politician, serving as the 46th Governor of Arkansas since 2015. Previously he was U.S. Attorney for ...more
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Joel Salatin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Journalist, Author, Farmer

Age: 62

Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef. Salatin raises livestock ...more
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Tim LaHaye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 92

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Tim Francis LaHaye (April 27, 1926 – July 25, 2016) was an American evangelical Protestant minister, speaker, author and conservative activist. He wrote more than 85 books, both fiction and ...more
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Rand Hummel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Rand Hummel

Age: 62

James Rand Hummel (born September 18, 1956) is an American author, preacher and camp administrator. He has worked for many years as Assistant Director of The Wilds Christian Camp/Conference ...more
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Dan Forrest, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Dan Forrest, Jr.

Age: 41

Birthplace: Elmira, New York

For the politician with a similar name, see Dan Forest.Daniel Ernest Forrest Jr. (born January 7, 1978) is a composer, pianist, educator, and music editor.
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Ralph Blair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Ralph Blair Writer
Ralph Blair is an American psychotherapist and founder of The Homosexual Community Counseling Center in New York City. In 1975, he founded Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. (or EC), a U.S.-wide ...more
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Charles D. Provan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Charles D. Provan
Charles D. Provan (February 26, 1955 — December 11, 2007) was a Christian theologian, one-time Holocaust denier, and author based in Monongahela, Pennsylvania who later in life rejected ...more
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Rhonda Paisley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Politician, Writer

Age: 59

The Hon. Rhonda Paisley (born 1960) is an author, and former politician from Northern Ireland. She is the second daughter of the late Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader and Northern ...more
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Virginia Ramey Mollenkot... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Professor, Writer

Age: 87

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, best known for her "God of the Breasts" interpretation of El Shaddai, spent her 44-year professional career teaching college level English literature and ...more
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Chris Sligh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Madison, Tennessee, United States of America

Charles Christopher Sligh (born April 13, 1978) is an American singer; songwriter and producer who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol, finishing in tenth place. He also starred ...more
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Drew Curtis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Publisher, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Drew Curtis (born February 7, 1973) is the founder and an administrator of Fark.com, an Internet news aggregator. He is also the author of It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass ...more
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Danny Verdin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Danny Verdin Politician

Age: 54

Daniel Byron "Danny" Verdin III (born May 9, 1964) is a member of the South Carolina Senate, representing District 9 (Greenville and Laurens Counties). In November 2008, he was chosen ...more
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Darell Koons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Darell Koons

Age: 94

Birthplace: Albion, Michigan

Darell John Koons (December 18, 1924 – June 28, 2016) was an American painter. He was a member of the art faculty at Bob Jones University for forty years.
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Robert E. Webber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Robert E. Webber Writer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1933-2007)

Robert Eugene Webber was an American theologian known for his work on worship and the early church. He played a key role in the Convergence Movement, a move among evangelical and charismatic ...more
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Ernest Pickering is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Ernest Pickering Writer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1928-2000)

Ernest Dinwoodie Pickering (December 14, 1928 – October 16, 2000) was a fundamentalist Christian pastor, author, college administrator, and mission board representative.
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Alan Cropsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Alan Cropsey

Age: 66

Birthplace: Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Alan L. Cropsey (born June 13, 1952) is a Republican politician who served as a member of both houses of the Michigan Legislature between 1979 and 2010.
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Ken Hay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Ken Hay

Age: 85

Kenneth Edward Hay (November 13, 1933 – April 2, 2019) was the founder of The Wilds, a Christian fundamentalist camp and conference center.
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Duane Cutlip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Duane Cutlip

Age: 50

Birthplace: Marlinton, West Virginia

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Monroe Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Monroe Parker

Age: Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)

John Monroe "Monk" Parker (June 23, 1909 – July 17, 1994), was a Baptist evangelist, college president, and mission board director.
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Dwight Gustafson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bob Jones University Alumni
Dwight Gustafson

Age: Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Dwight Leonard Gustafson (April 20, 1930 – January 28, 2014) was an American composer, conductor, and dean of the School of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University.