40 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers  

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Growing up in the church as the pastor's kid can sometimes be a tough gig. You may think it's uncommon, but there are actually a ton of celebrities and famous people who had pastors or ministers as fathers. Several famous musicians, actors and politicians have parents who are pastors and ministers. Some of these celebrities' fathers are Baptist preachers and others have parents who are youth pastors. A few celebrities even have fathers who are Greek Orthodox priests.

Who is the most famous person who is the child of a pastor or minister? Katy Perry tops our list. Her parents are pastors. Jessica and Ashley Simpson's father is a youth minister, which affected the way that both girls grew up differently. Jessica remained a virgin until marriage, while Ashlee rebelled. Condoleezza Rice's father worked as a Presbyterian minister on the weekends. Kelis' father was a church minister and jazz musician.

Several famous men are also the children of pastors and ministers. Denzel Washington's father is a Pentecostal minister. Demetri Martin's father is a Greek Orthodox priest. Joel Osteen's father started the Lakewood Church in 1958. Believe it or not, Alice Cooper's father was a minister.

Do you think growing up in a religious household helped these celebrities to succeed in their given professions? Share your thoughts about any celebrity in the comments section.
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers
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Denzel Washington's father is a Pentecostal minister.


Age: 64

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers
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Alice Cooper's father was a minister.


Age: 71

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, + more

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers
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Katy Perry's parents are pastors.


Age: 34

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

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Daniel Tosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers
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Daniel Tosh's father is a Presbyterian pastor.


Age: 43

Birthplace: Boppard, Germany

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