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Famous Bob Jones University Alumni

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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?”
  • 1

    Billy Graham

    Evangelist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCharlotte, 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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  • 2

    Fred Phelps

    Politician, Pastor

    AgeDec. at 84 (1929-2014)

    BirthplaceMeridian, 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 extreme...  more
  • 3

    Katherine Helmond

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1929-2019)

    BirthplaceGalveston, 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
  • 4

    Tim Hutchinson

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBentonville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Young Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician, lobbyist, and former United States senator from the state of Arkansas....  more
  • 5

    John F. MacArthur

    Author, Writer


    BirthplaceLos 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
  • 6


    BirthplaceBentonville, 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 the...  more
  • 7

    Joel Salatin

    Journalist, Author


    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 using...  more
  • 8

    Tim LaHaye

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceMichigan, 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
  • 9

    Rand Hummel

    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 Center in...  more
  • 10

    Dan Forrest, Jr.

    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. ...  more
  • 11

    Ralph Blair

    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 network...  more
  • 12

    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 Holocaust...  more
  • 13

    Rhonda Paisley

    Politician, Writer


    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 Ireland's...  more
  • 14

    Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

    Professor, Writer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, 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 language, but...  more
  • 15

    Chris Sligh

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceMadison, Tennessee, USA

    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 in...  more
  • 16

    Drew Curtis

    Publisher, Actor


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    Drew Curtis (born February 7, 1973) is the founder and an administrator of, an Internet news aggregator. He is also the author of It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off...  more
  • 17

    Danny Verdin



    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 as majority...  more
  • 18

    Darell Koons

    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....  more
  • 19

    Robert E. Webber


    AgeDec. at 73 (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 churches...  more
  • 20

    Ernest Pickering


    AgeDec. at 71 (1928-2000)

    Ernest Dinwoodie Pickering (December 14, 1928 – October 16, 2000) was a fundamentalist Christian pastor, author, college administrator, and mission board representative....  more
  • 21

    Alan Cropsey

    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....  more
  • 22

    Ken Hay

    Kenneth Edward Hay (November 13, 1933 – April 2, 2019) was the founder of The Wilds, a Christian fundamentalist camp and conference center. ...  more
  • 23

    Duane Cutlip

  • 24

    Monroe Parker

    John Monroe "Monk" Parker (June 23, 1909 – July 17, 1994), was a Baptist evangelist, college president, and mission board director....  more
  • 25

    Dwight Gustafson

    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....  more