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Famous People You Didn't Know Were Evangelical Christians

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Faith is one of the most important aspects of life for evangelical Christians. Maybe it's that focus on tradition and salvation that draws so many celebs to adopt the religion themselves. And those famous people come from every sphere of entertainment – some famous evangelicals are actors or singers, while other celebrity members of the evangelical church are athletes. Many famous evangelical Christians have dedicated their lives to politics.

Who will you find on this list of famous people you didn't know were evangelical Christians? Sarah Palin was raised in the evangelical church, and she was a longtime member of the Wasilla Assembly of God. Michele Bachmann is also an evangelical Christian. She even helped then-candidate Donald Trump on issues important to evangelicals during the 2016 election campaign.

Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron has spent the bulk of his adult life spreading his faith. "I want to say to people loud and clear: there has never been a more exciting time in America to be a Christian, to be a person of deep faith in God," he said in 2016. Other famous evangelicals include Jordin Sparks, Stephen Baldwin, and Mike Pence.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities are evangelical Christians? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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    Growing up as an evangelical Christian, Cuba Gooding, Jr. had a unique Halloween experience. "We were a very religious family. We grew up Christian and my mom didn't believe in goblins and stuff, so when we went to doors we'd come with these little afros and little bags. We'd be angels or firemen, whatever, but not anything from the 'pen of Hell,'" he said.

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    • Political commentator Ann Coulter is a Christian and is often listed as evangelical.

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        Chuck Norris regularly spreads the world about his Christian beliefs in interviews, books, and on his website. "'True patriots' do not stay clear of discussing religion and politics," he said.

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          Singer Jordin Sparks is an evangelical Christian. "I definitely recognize that I have a God-given talent. I have a sense of inner peace, I know God gave me this wonderful voice and I feel that what he needs me to do is share it with others," she said.

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