28 Famous People Who Were Or Currently Are Jehovah's Witnesses
This list of famous Jehovah's Witnesses is sorted by fame and popularity. Jehovah's Witness is a Christian religion that prefers to use their own translation of the Bible entitled The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They distribute literature door-to-door and they do not celebrate birthdays or holidays. Jehovah Witnesses also refuse blood transfusions, and they will not serve in the military.
Serena Williams was raised Jehovah's Witness and still practices today, in case you had ever wondered about her religion. There are actually a number of actors who are Jehovah's Witness, or at least, who were raised that way. Some on this list are former Jehovah's Witnesses, like Donald Glover, who was raised that way, but later became an atheist.
Who is the most famous celebrity Jehovah's Witness? Prince tops our list. The “Purple Rain” musician became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, after his mother's death. Family friend and fellow Jehovah's Witness Larry Graham was a big influence on Prince during this time. It has been reported that once Prince needed hip surgery, but refused the treatment because his religion prevented him from accepting the supplemental blood needed to complete the procedure. King of Pop Michael Jackson was also reportedly raised a Jehovah's Witness.
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Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.
- Born: 09-26-1981
- Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
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Lost actress Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness.
- Born: 07-12-1978
- Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio
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Actor and rapper Donald Glover was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but now identifies as an atheist.
- Born: 09-25-1983
- Birthplace: Edwards Air Force Base, California
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Prince was raised a Baptist, but converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, shortly after his mother's death.
- Born: 06-07-1958
- Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
- Photo: Zoran Veselinovic / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.
- Born: 08-29-1958
- Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
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The Wayans Brothers, Damon included, were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses.
- Born: 09-04-1960
- Birthplace: New York, New York, USA