Famous Christians

Actors
Willie Aames – former actor ("Eight is Enough") turned "Bibleman"
Corbin Allred – actor, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"; "Teen Angel"
Billy Barty – actor, famed "Little People" activist, "Willow"
Jusine Bateman – actress
Gary Burghoff – actor ("Radar O’Reilly" on M.A.S.H.)
Gary Busey – actor
Kirk Cameron – actor, "Growing Pains"
Carl Clarfalio – actor ("The Thing" in Corman’s FF film)
Lacey Chabert – Actress from "Party of Five"
Anna Chlumsky – Actress
Deezer D – Actor on "E.R.", Christian rapper
Anne B. Davis – "Alice" on the Brady Bunch
Clifton Davis – movie star
Hazel Dawn – movie star
Laraine Day – movie star
Mark Deakins – actor ("Star Trek: Insurrection", Axum on "Star Trek: Voyager")
Donna Douglas – actress ("Ellie May Clampett" on "Beverly Hillbillies")
Roma Downey – actress on "Touched by an Angel"
Robert Duvall – actor
Aaron Eckhart – movie star ("The Pledge", "Erin Brockovich", "Possession", etc.)
Dale Evans (1912-2001) – actress
Kim Fields – actor, "Facts of Life"
Rhonda Fleming – movie star
Mel Gibson – movie star
Ryan Gosling – actor ("The Believer", Hercules on "Young Hercules")
Andy Griffith – actor, "Andy Griffith Show"
Charlton Heston – actor, "The Ten Commandments"
Tom Hanks – movie star
Dean Jagger – movie star (Academy Award for "Twelve O’Clock High", etc.)
Dean Jones – movie star
Danny Kamekona – actor (popular Hawaiian actor; "Hawaii 5-O"; Miyagi’s rival "Sato" in "Karate Kid II")
Richard Kiel – actor; Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me; Moonraker
Carol Lawrence – singer/dancer/actress, once married to Robert Goulet
Olivia Newton-John – popular Australian-born singer, actress
Bruce Marchiano – actor, Jesus in The Gospel According to Matthew
Gavin McLeod – actor, Captain Stubing on The Love Boat
Terry Moore – Academy Award-nominated actress (Come Back, Little Sheba, etc.)
Tia and Tamer Mowry – Actresses on Sister Sister
Robert Newman – actor
Chuck Norris – actor, "Walker Texas Ranger"
Austen O’Brian – actor on Promised Land
Merlin Olsen – football player, actor (Little House on the Prairie; Aaron’s Way)
Jennifer O’Neill – actor
Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond – popular singers, TV show hosts
Kelly Packard – Wonder Years; Blossom; Step By Step; Baywatch; Boy Meets World
Austin Peck – Soap Opera actor
Pat Priest – actress ("Marilyn Munster" on The Munsters TV show; Easy Come, Easy Go w/Elvis Presley)
Della Reese – actress, "Touched by an Angel"
Judge Reinhold – actor
Fred Rogers – "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood"
Roy Rogers (1911-1998) – TV star
Mickey Rooney – actor
Jane Russell – movie star
John Schneider – actor, "The Dukes of Hazzard", founder, FaithWorks!
Connie Seleca – actress
Nancy Stafford – actress, Matlock; MacGyver
David Suchet – actor ("Hercule Poirot" on the PBS series Mystery)
Mr T. – Actor
Russ Tamblyn – actor (Peyton Place, West Side Story, etc.)
Ben Vereen – Actor
Paul Walker – movie star (Varsity Blues, Meet the Deedles, The Fast and the Furious, etc.)
Robert Walker – actor (Strangers on a Train, etc.)
Lisa Whelchel – actress, The Facts of Life
Johnny Whitaker – actor, Family Affair
Demond Wilson – actor, Lamont Sanford
Marie Windsor – movie star
Elijah Wood – actor
Heather Young – TV star, Land of Giants
Loretta Young – movie star (Best Actress Academy Award for The Farmer’s Daughter)

Radio
Warren Duffy – radio talk show host, KKLA
Bob Larson – radio talk show host
Dawson McAlister – radio talk show host
Janet Parshall – radio talk show host, "Janet Parshall’s America"
Michael Reagan – national radio talk show host
Don Imus – prominent talk radio host
James Dobson – author and host of religion/ethics/values radio show "Focus on the Family"

TV/Movie Producers and Directors
Martha Williamson – executive producer "Touched by an Angel"
John Woo – director, "Mission Impossible II", "Broken Arrow"
Don Bluth – animation director/producer (Land Before Time; Titan A.E.; The Secret of NIMH; etc.)
Richard Dutcher – director/screenwriter/actor (Girl Crazy; God’s Army)
Kieth Merrill (Academy award-winning IMAX director; "The Great American Cowboy; "Amazon", etc.)
Jerry Molen – movie producer (Schindler’s List; Jurassic Park, Twister; Hook; Rain Man; etc.)
Richard Rich – animation director (The King and I; The Black Cauldron)
Ken Wales – producer, "Christy"
Michael Warren – producer, "Family Matters"

Arts and Entertainment – Other
Kim Alexis – professional model
Al Kasha – film composer, two-time Academy Award winner
Jane Clayson – co-anchor, "The Early Show" with Bryant Gumbel
Howard Finster – former preacher turned artist
Jeff Foxworthy – comedian
Kathie Lee Gifford – television talk show host
Johnny Hart – cartoonist, "B.C." comic strip
Michael Klausman – president, CBS Studio Center Hollywood
Mark Lowry – comedian
Deborah Norvill – "Inside Edition" anchor
Heather Whitestone-McCallum – first deaf Miss America

Athletics – Football
Bobby Bowden – college football coach
Dennis Byrd – former profession football player
Vince Carter – professional football player
Bob Christian – professional football player
Randall Cunningham – professional football player
Joe Gibbs – former professional football coach
Rosie Grier – former professional football player
Tom Landry – former professional football coach
Dan Reeves – professional football coach
Frank Reich – professional football player
Eugene Robinson – professional football player
Deion Sanders – professional football player
Mike Singletary – former professional football player
Gene Stallings – former college football coach
Emmitt Smith – professional football player
Kurt Warner – professional football player
Reggie White – former professional football player
Lenny Wilkens – professional basketball coach

Athletics – Basketball
A.C. Green – former professional basketball player
Hersey Hawkins – professional basketball player
Meadowlark Lemon – basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters
Pete Maravich (1947-1988) – professional basketball player
Dikembe Mutombo – professional basketball player
Mark Price – former professional basketball player
David Robinson – professional basketball player

Athletics – Baseball
Brett Butler – former baseball player
Joe Carter – baseball player
Gary Carter – former baseball player
Darren Daulton – baseball
Dave Dravecky – baseball
Orel Herschiser – professional baseball player
Paul Molitor – professional baseball player
Terry Pendleton – professional baseball player
Andy Pettitte – professional baseball player
John Smoltz – professional baseball player
Walt Weiss – professional baseball player

Athletics – Golf
Paul Azinger – professional golfer
Bernard Langer – professional golfer
Tom Lehman – professional golfer
Larry Mize – professional golfer
Payne Stewart – professional golfer
Scott Simpson – professional golfer
Larry Nelson – professional golfer

Athletics – Skating
Janet Lynn – Olympic figure skater
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz – Olympic winning Figure skating dance team
Rosalyn Sumners – Figure Skater
Paul Wyle – Olympic figure skater

Athletics – Track and Field
Gail Devers – professional track athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee – professional track athlete
Eric Liddell (1902-1945) – Olympic Gold Medalist, depicted in film Chariots of Fire
Jesse Owens (1913-1980) – professional track athlete

Athletics – other
Davey Allison (1961-1993) – professional race car driver
George Foreman – famed professional heavyweight boxer
Mary Joe Fernandez – professional tennis player
Jeff Gordon – professional car racer
Evander Holyfield – profession boxer
Todd Huston – mountain climber, motivational speaker, amputee
Mary Lou Retton – former gymnastics athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
Jesse Romero – world chamption kick boxer
Sheila Taormina – Olympic medalist, swimming
Petty family – NASCAR professional race car drivers

Business
Truett Cathy – founder Chick-Fil-A
Cecil Day – founder Day’s Inn
Arthur DeMoss – businessman and author, founder, DeMoss Foundation
H.G. Heinz – founder, Heinz ketchup
Leonard Lesord – founder "Guidepost Magezine"
Norm Miller- Chairman of the Board, Interstate Batteries
Lowell "Bud" Paxxon – founder PAX-TV
James Cash Penney (1875-1971) – founder, J.C. Penney department stores
Charlie Plumb – motivational speaker, former Vietnam P.O.W.
Tom Pryor – ICMS; ABM
Dave Thomas – founder, Wendy’s
Sam Walton – founder, Wal-Mart
Zig Ziggler – motivational speaker

Literature
G. K. Chesterton – science fiction, mystery, non-fiction, Orthodoxy
Tim LaHaye – author, Left Behind series
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) – author, My Utmost for His Highest
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) – author of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction religious books such as Mere Christianity
Catherine Marshall (1915-1983) – author of the popular novel Christy
Norman Vincent Peale – (1898-1993) author, Power of Positive Thinking
Frank Peretti – author, This Present Darkness
Charles Sheldon (1857-1946) – author, In His Steps
Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) – author
Danielle Steele – best-selling author
J.R.R. Tolkien – author, The Hobbit
Joni Eareckson Tada – author, artist, speaker, quadriplegic

Country Music
Johnny Cash (1932-2003) – country musician
Charlie Daniels – country music artist
Barbara Fairchild – country singer
Ernie Ford (1919-1991) – country musician
Larry Gatlin – country music singer
Barbara Mandrell – country musician
Dolly Parton – country musician
Kevin Sharp – country music star
Alan Jackson – country singer
Toby Keith – country singer
Randy Travis – country singer

Music
Steve Amerson – musician, "To the Ends of the Earth"
Randy Bachman – member of Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive; "Takin’ Care of Business"
Backstreet Boys – singing group
Philip Bailey – musician, formerly with the band Earth Wind & Fire
Margaret Becker – contemporary Christian musician
Jody Benson – Broadway star; voice of "The Little Mermaid"
Ray Boltz – contemporary Christian musician
Pat Boone – actor and musician
Boyz II Men – singing group
James Brown – singer
Jeremy Castle – Oklahoma country singer/songwriter
Alice Cooper – rock singer
Rick Cua – formerly with the band "The Outlaws", contemporary Christian musician
Carman – contemporary Christian musician/evangelist
Steven Curtis Chapman – contemporary Christian musician
Bob Carlisle – contemporary Christian musician
Dino – contemporary Christian musician
John Elefante – formerly with the band "Kansas", contemporary Christian musician
Michael English – contemporary Christian musician
Mark Farmer – formerly with the band "Grand Funk", contemporary Christian musician
Don Francisco – contemporary Christian musician
Bill Gaither – traditional Gospel singer
Gloria Gaither – traditional Gospel singer
Keith Green (1953-1982) – contemporary Christian musician
Steve Green – contemporary Christian musician
MC Hammer – rap musician
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) – classical composer
Christian Jacobs – lead singer of the Aquabats
Kim Hill – contemporary Christian musician
Whitney Houston – singer, actress
Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) – composer
R. Kelley – singer
Gladys Knight – of "Gladys Knight and the Pips"; pop; R&B
Patti Labell – Singer
Mylon Lefevre – contemporary Christian musician
Glen Leonard – of the Temptations
Willie Lewis – singer, "The Platters"
Kerry Livgren – formerly with the band "Kansas", contemporary Christian musician
Babbie Mason – contemporary Christian musician
Denise Matthews – formerly "Vanity" with Prince
Rich Mullins (1955-1997) – contemporary Christian musician
Larry Norman – first Christian rock performer
Stanford Olsen – opera tenor
Twila Paris – contemporary Christian musician
Leon Patillo – contemporary Christian musician. Formerly with the band "Santana"
Christopher Parkening – classical guitarist
Charlie Peacock – contemporary Christian musician
Elvis Presley – singer
Smokey Robinson – singer
Run DMC – rap group
SHeDAISY – contemporary group
Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand – contemporary fusion/ethnic
Michael W. Smith – contemporary Christian musician
Noel Paul Stookey – singer with "Peter, Paul, and Mary"
John Tesh – musician
Vanity – Former singer for Prince
CeCe Winans – contemporary Christian musician
BeBe Winans – contemporary Christian musician
P.O.D – rock band (all members)
Chevelle – rock band (all members)
Blindside – rock band (all members)

Political
George H.W. Bush – U.S. President
George W. Bush – U.S. President
Ronald Reagan – U.S. President
Jimmy Carter – U.S. President
Abigail Adams – first lady, wife of U.S. President John Adams
John Ashcroft – Missouri Gov. & Senator; U.S. Attorney General
Christopher Darden – Lawyer, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson case
Elizabeth Dole – director of American Red Cross; U.S. Senator from North Carolina
Stonewall Jackson – (1824-1863) Confederate general in Civil War
Alan Keyes – U.S. Presidential candidate, politician, radio host
Steve Largent – U.S. House of Representative from Oklahoma, former professional football player
Robert E. Lee – Confederate General
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) – U.S. President
Don Nickles – U.S. Senator, Oklahoma
J.C. Watts – U.S. House of Representative, former college football player
Dan Quayle – U.S. Vice President
Clarence Thomas – U.S. Supreme Court justice
George Washington – U.S. President

Science, Technology and Exploration
Robert Boyle (1627-1691) – important chemist and physicist
George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) – European explorer who reached Americas in 1492
Kenneth H. Cooper – "father of aerobics"
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Jim Irwin (1930-1991) – astronaut, Ark Hunter
James Clerk Maxwell – influential mathematician and physicist
Samuel Morse (1791-1872)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) – inventor, scientist
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
Hugh Ross – physicist
Francis Schaeffer – theologian and thinker (1912-1984)
Carol Swain – political scientist, author of Black Faces, Black Interests and The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration (a convert to Evangelical Christianity)
Wright Brothers – invented airplane

Additional Famous Christians: Christian Entertainers
Source: Wikipedia https://www.purposedriven.ca/wiki/?random; viewed 5 July 2005)
Clay Aiken; Air Supply; Damon Allen; Henry Armstrong; Alan Autry; Paulie Ayala; Carlos Baerga; Stephen Baldwin; Billy Blanks; Fred Berry; Hugh Beaumont; Dan Biggers; Bono; Steve Borden; Josephine Brawley Hughes; Moya Brennan; Frederick Buechner; Chris Byrd; Candace Cameron; Kirk Cameron; Jim Carrey; Vince Carter; Johnny Cash; James Caviezel; Iris Chacon; Liliana Chacon; G. K. Chesterton; Jaileen Cintron; Jerry Colangelo; William Colgate; Miguel Cotto; Elvis Crespo; Charlie Daniels; dc Talk; Delirious?; Esteban De Jesus; Trent Dilfer; Thomas A. Dorsey; Kevin Duckworth; Bob Dylan; The Edge; Joe English; Dale Evans; Chad Everett; Mark Farner; Kim Fields; Bob Fitzsimmons; Tiger Flowers; Jane Fonda; George Foreman; Randall Franks; Richie Furay; Gerardo; Mel Gibson; Clarence Gilyard; Jeff Gordon; Amy Grant; A.C. Green; Keith Green; Norman Greenbaum; Andy Griffith; M.C. Hammer; David Hart; Darren Hayes; Evander Holyfield; Mahalia Jackson; LeBron James; Marty Jannetty; Jars of Clay; Avery Johnson; Dean Jones; Richard Kiel; Gladys Knight; Michael Landon Jr.; Meadowlark Lemon; Tom Lester; C. S. Lewis; Hal Lindsey; Tom Lister Jr.; Brian Littrell; Angel Manfredy; Brennan Manning; Pete Maravich; Kelly Martin; Jerry Mathers; Shawn Michaels; Gavin McCloud; Steve McQueen; Moby; Andy Montanez; Alvy Moore; Mandy Moore; Tia and Tamera Mowry; Rich Mullins; Lila Murillo; Chelsea Noble; Larry Norman; Chuck Norris; Flannery O’Connor; Carroll O’Connor; Jennifer O’Neill; Ken Osmond; Peret; Robert Picardo; Petra; Robert Picardo; Jorge Porcel; Mark Price; Aaron Pryor; Michael Redd; Della Reese; Judge Reinhold; Cliff Richard; David Ruprecht; David Robinson; Jose Luis Rodriguez Gonzolez; Roy Rogers actor; Vince Russo; Alex Sonchez; Deion Sanders; Colonel Sanders; Dorothy L. Sayers; Martin Sheen; Arnold Schwarzenegger; John Schneider; Earnie Shavers; Sonny Shroyer; Jessica Simpson; Michael W. Smith; Sons of the San Joaquin; Gwen Stefani; James Stewart; Tonea Stewart; Darryl Strawberry; Stryper; A.J. Styles; Billy Sunday; Mr. T; Johnny Tapia; Thomas of Celino; P.J. Thomas; J. R. R. Tolkien; Randy Travis; Christian Ubber; Yolanda Vadiz; Dick Van Dyke; Jaci Velazquez; Ken Wales; Susan Wales; Andre Ward; Kurt Warner; Lisa Whelchel; Reggie White; Buck Williams; Michelle Williams; Marcos Witt; John Woo; Yuri; Charlie Zaa; Steven F. Zambo; Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Great Christians listed on In Touch Ministries’ "Spiritual Journeys of Great Christians" page (http://www.intouch.org:80/myintouch/mighty/portraits/index_77957.html):
Corrie Ten Boom; Abraham Lincoln; David Livingstone; Henrietta Mears; Martin Luther; R.G. LeTourneau; A.W. Tozer; Oswald Chambers; George Frideric Handel; Hudson Taylor; Jim Elliot; Andrew Murray; Eric Liddell; Peter Marshall; Susanna Wesley; Charles Spurgeon; Fanny Crosby; Francis Schaeffer; George Washington Carver; Amy Carmichael; Dwight Moody; C. S. Lewis; Charles Finney; Catherine Marshall; Dawson Trotman

Profiles of Famous Christians, by David W. Kuykendall, First Baptist Church of Searles Valley (http://www.kjvuser.com/profilesoffamouschristians.htm):
A. B. Simpson; Adoniram Judson; Billy Sunday; C. T. Studd; Charles Finney; Charles Haddon Spurgeon; Charles Simeon; Christmas Evans; Cornelius Smith; Dwight L. Moody; Fanny Crosby; Francis Ridley Havergal; George Mueller; George Whitfield; Girolamo Savonarola; Harry Ironside; Hudson Taylor; Jack Hyles; Jeremiah Mcauley; John Newton; John R. Rice; John Vassar; John Wesley; Jonathan Edwards; Martin Luther; Mel Trotter; Menno Simmons; Peter Cartwright; Robert M. Mccheyne; Sam Jones; Solomon Ginsburg; Ulrich Zwingli; Wesley Clark; William Borden; William Carey

James Kiefer’s Christian Biographies (http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/home.html):
Bridget of Kildare; Catherine Winkworth; David P. Oakerhater; Dewi of Wales; Frederick Denison Maurice; Justin Martyr; Nicholas Ferrar; Peter’s Deliverance; Philip and James; Remigius of Orleans; Alexander Crummell; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Ephrem of Edessa; Forty Martyrs of Sebaste; Laurence; Leo the Great; Paulinus of York; Scholastica; Thomas Merton; William Laud; Barnabas; Benedict of Nursia; Clare of Assisi; George A Selwyn; Lars Olsen Skrefsrud; Martin of Tours; Philip the Evangelist; Aelred of Rievaulx; Charles Simeon; G.K. Chesterton; Gregory the Great; Hippolytus; John Henry Hobart; Mikael Agricola; Nathan Soderblom; Samuel Johnson; Simon of Cyrene; Wilfred of York; Absalom Jones; Agatha and Lucy; Antony of Padua; Cyprian of Carthage; Edward the Confessor; Gregory Palamas; Hilary of Poitiers; Jeremy Taylor; Silas; Basil the Great; Cyril; Methodius; John of the Cross; Maximilian Kolbe; Pachomius; S.I.J. Schereschewsky; Samuel Seabury; Albert the Great; Damien; Dante Alighieri; Evelyn Underhill; Olga and Vladimir; Teresa of Avila; The Virgin Mary; Thomas Bray; Bernadette of Lourdes; Janani Luwum; Joseph Butler; Margaret, Queen of Scotland; Ninian of Galloway; Antony of Egypt; Bartolome de Casas; Dorothy L Sayers; Erik of Sweden; Hildegard of Bingen; Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln; Ignatius of Antioch; Onesimus; Patrick; Bernard Mizeki; Confession of Peter; Cyril of Jerusalem; Dag Hammarskjold; Florence Nightingale; Hilda of Whitby; Luke the Evangelist; Martin of Erfurt; William Porcher DuBose; Alphege of Canterbury; Dunstan of Canterbury; Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary; Helena; Jesuit Martyrs of North America; Joseph; Macrina the Younger; Theodore of Tarsus; Wulfstan of Worcester; All Souls; Athanasius; Chad of Lichfield; Channing Moore Williams; James Lloyd Breck; Martyrs of Lyons; Martyrs of New Guinea; Alcuin; Bernard of Clairvaux; Cuthbert of Lindisfarne; Edmund, King of East Anglia; Fabian, Bishop and Martyr; John C Patteson; Rasmus Jensen; Sojourner Truth; Agnes of Rome; Anselm of Canterbury; Blaise Pascal; Dionysius of Alexandria; John Eliot; Matthew; Onesimos Nesib; Peter Damian; Thomas Ken; Thomas the Apostle; Alban; C. S. Lewis; Edward King; James De Koven; Mary Magdalene; Vincent of Saragossa; Birgitta of Sweden; Clement of Rome; Gregory the Illuminator; James of Jerusalem; Ludwig Nommensen; Phillips Brooks; Polycarp; Toyohiko Kagawa; Bartholomew; Francis de Sales; Jonathan Edwards; Martyrs of Armenia; Matthias; Nicolaus Copernicus; Thomas a Kempis; Bede the Venerable; Catherine of Alexandria; Conversion of St. Paul; Ethelbert of Kent; Geoffrey Chaucer; James the Apostle; Louis IX of France; Mark the Evangelist; Philip Melanchthon; Sergius of Radonezh; Alfred the Great; Augustine of Canterbury; Elizabeth Fedd; Lancelot Andrewes; Protomartyr; Timothy; Titus; Silas; Charles Henry Brent; Cyril of Alexandria; George Herbert; John Calvin; John Chrysostom; Thomas Gallaudet; Vincent de Paul; William Reed Huntington; William Temple; Augustine of Hippo; Irenaeus; J. S. Bach; Kamehameha and Emma; Simon; Jude; Thomas Aquinas; Catherine of Siena; James Hannington; John Keble; Juraj Tranovsky; Lydia; Dorcas; Phoebe; Mary; Martha; Lazarus of Bethany; Michael and all Angels; Peter and Paul; Thomas a Becket; Anskar; Francis Xavier et al; Gladys Aylward; John; Charles Wesley; Martyrs of Uganda; Nicodemus; Nikolai Grundtvig; Richard Hooker; Richard of Chichester; Andrew; Charles I of England; Scotland; Early Abbots of Cluny; Early Martyrs of Rome; Hans Neilsen Hauge; Jerome; Joan of Arc; John Bunyan; Josephine Butler; William Wilberforce; Aidan of Lindisfarne; John Donne; Joseph of Arimathaea; Sylvester of Rome; Cornelius; Francis of Assisi; Jean-Baptist Vianney; John of Damascus; Monnica; Paul Jones; Pope John XXIII; Albert Schweitzer; Boniface; Clement of Alexandria; Martyrs of Japan; Oswald of Northumbria; Theodor Fliedner; Albrecht Duerer; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Jan Hus; Nicholas of Myra; William Tyndale; Ambrose of Milan; Chief Seattle; Henry Muhlenberg; John Mason Neale; Perpetua and her Companions; Willibrord of Utrecht; Aquila and Priscilla; Dominic; Edward King; John Milton; Julian of Norwich; Martyrs of Ecuador; William A. Muhlenberg; Columba of Iona; Constance and her Companions; Franz Jagerstatter; Gregory of Nazianzus; Gregory of Nyssa; Julia Chester Emery; Robert Grosseteste; William Law; Blaise of Sebaste; Charles de Foucauld; Prayer for Church Unity; Clotilda, Queen of the Franks; Henry Martyn; Isaac Watts; James Otis Sargent Huntington; John Fisher; John Heyer; Soren Kierkegaard; Thomas More; William Passavant; Amelia Jenks Bloomer; Apolo Kivebulaya; Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg; Edward B. Pusey; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; First Book of Common Prayer; Forty Martyrs of England and Wales; George Frederick Handel; Harriet Ross Tubman; Heinrich Schuetz; Henry Winter Syle; Ignatius of Loyola; Jackson Kemper; Johan Olaf Wallin; John Wyclif; Jonathan Myrick Daniels; Olavus; Laurentius Petri; Peter Abelard; Richard Baxter; Vitus, Martyr; William Shakespeare; William White; Charles Gore; Louis XVI of France

People who are well known because of their efforts or careers in ministry include:
Kay Arthur, Jim Bakker, Gary Bauer, David Berkowitz, Bill Bright, Larry Burkett, Ryne Hart Bonke, Corrie Ten Boom, Michael Brown, Tony Campollo, David (Paul) Yonggi Cho, Chuck Colson, Kenneth Copeland, James Dobson, Elisabeth Elliot, Jim Elliot, Tony Evans, Charles Finney, Jerry Fallwell, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham, John Haggee, Hank Hannigraf, Marilyn Hickey, Steve Hill, Benny Hinn, Rees Howells, Bill Hybels, Calvin Johnson Jr., Grant Jeffries, Ben Kinshlo, Paul Krouch, Nicky Cruz, Hubert Lindsey, Hal Lindsey, David Livingstone, Crawford Loritz, Max Lucado, Peter Marshall, Bill McCartney, Josh McDowell, Walter Martin, Dwight Moody, George Mueller, Larry Poland, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Dave Roever, Robert Schuller, Demias Shekarian, Robert Slairden, Charles Stanley, Chuck Swindoll, Hudson Taylor, A.W. Tozer, Kevin Turner, John Wesley, Susana Wesley, David Wilkerson, Ravi Zacharius

See also:
Religious Affiliation of U.S. Presidents (all have been Christian)
Religious Affiliation of U.S. Vice-Presidents (all have been Christian)
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Source: Mark Galli, 131 Christians Everyone Should Know, Broadman/Holman (2000); list posted on Christianity Today website, https://www.purposedriven.ca/wiki/?random (viewed 8 November 2005)

Theologians
Athanasius    Five-time exile for fighting "orthodoxy"    early Christian
Augustine of Hippo    Architect of the Middle Ages    Greek state paganism; Manichaeanism; Catholic
John of Damascus    Image-conscious Arab    Catholic
Anselm    Reluctant bishop with a remarkable mind    Catholic (Benedictine monk)
Thomas Aquinas    The brilliant "dumb ox"    Catholic
Martin Luther    Passionate reformer    Catholic; Lutheran
John Calvin    Father of the Reformed faith    Reformed Church; Calvinism
Jacob Arminius    Irenic anti-Calvinist    Dutch Reformed
Jonathan Edwards    America’s greatest theologian    Congregationalist; Presbyterian
Karl Barth    Courageous theologian    Lutheran; Swiss Reformed

Evangelists and Apologists
Justin Martyr    Defender of the "true philosophy"    Catholic
Clement of Alexandria    Theologian for the intelligentsia
Gregory Thaumaturgus    "The Wonder Worker"
Antony of Padua    "The hammer of heretics"
Blaise Pascal    Scientific and spiritual prodigy    Jansenism
George Whitefield    Sensational evangelist of Britain and America
Charles Finney    Father of American revivalism
Dwight L. Moody    Revivalist with a common touch
Billy Sunday    Salty evangelist
Billy Graham    Evangelist to millions    Presbyterian; Baptist

Pastors and Preachers
Ambrose of Milan    Most talented bishop of the early church
John Chrysostom    Early church’s greatest preacher    Catholic
Richard Baxter    Moderate in an age of extremes
John Newton    Reformed slave trader    Anglican
Charles Simeon    Evangelical mentor and model    Anglican
Lyman Beecher    Revivalist who moved with the times    Presbyterian
Thomas Chalmers    Unrelenting advocate for the poor
John Nelson Darby    Father of dispensationalism
Charles Spurgeon    Finest nineteenth-century preacher    Baptist
Harry Emerson Fosdick    Liberalism’s popularizer

Musicians, Artists, and Writers
Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn    Dutch painter of the soul    Dutch Reformed
Johann Sebastian Bach    "The Fifth Evangelist"    Lutheran
George Frideric Handel    Composer of Messiah    Lutheran
John Bunyan    Pilgrim who made progress in prison    Baptist
Harriet Beecher Stowe    Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin    Congregationalist
Fyodor Dostoyevsky    Russian novelist of spiritual depth    Russian Orthodox
George MacDonald    Fabled Victorian writer
G.K. Chesterton    "Enormous" essayist, poet, writer    Anglican; Catholic
Dorothy Sayers    Mystery writer and apologist    Anglican
C.S. Lewis    Scholar, author, and apologist    Anglican

Poets
Dante Alighieri    Worldly creator of divine verse    Catholic
Geoffrey Chaucer    Medieval England’s greatest storyteller    Geoffrey Chaucer
John Donne    Poet of God’s love    Anglican
George Herbert    England’s greatest religious poet    Anglican
John Milton    Puritan author of Paradise Lost    Anglican; Congregationalist
Anne Bradstreet    America’s first poet    Unitarian
Isaac Watts    Father of English hymnody    Anglican; Congregationalist
Charles Wesley    Greatest hymn writer of all time    Methodist
Fanny Crosby    Prolific and blind hymn writer    Methodist
T.S. Eliot    Modernist poet    Anglican

Denominational Founders
Menno Simons    Anabaptist peacemaker    Anabaptist; Mennonite
John Knox    Presbyterian with a sword    Presbyterian
John Smyth    The "Se-Baptist"    Baptist
George Fox    First Friend    Quaker
Nikolaus von Zinzendorf    Christ-centered Moravian "brother"    Moravian Church
John Wesley    Methodical pietist    Methodist
Francis Asbury    Methodist on horseback    Methodist
Richard Allen    Father of the American Methodist Episcopal Church    Methodist Episcopal Church
William Miller    Mistaken founder of Adventism    Seventh-day Adventist
Alexander Campbell    Christian    Church of Christ
Aimee Semple McPherson    Foursquare phenomenon    International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Movers and Shakers
Benedict of Nursia    Father of western monasticism
Bernard of Clairvaux    Medieval reformer and mystic
Dominic    Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans)    Catholic
Francis of Assisi    Mystical founder of the Franciscans    Catholic
John Wycliffe    Medieval "protestant"    Catholic
Joan of Arc    Teenage war hero with visions    Catholic
Ulrich Zwingli    Militant Swiss reformer
Ignatius of Loyola    Founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)    Catholic
Phoebe Palmer    Mother of the holiness movement    Methodist
Soren Kierkegaard    Christian existentialist    Lutheran

Missionaries
Columbanus    Irish missionary to Europe
Cyril and Methodius    Apostles to the Slavs
Francis Xavier    First missionary to Japan
Matthew Ricci    Controversial evangelist to China
John Eliot    Apostle to Native Americans
William Carey    Father of modern Protestant missions    Baptist
David Livingstone    Missionary-explorer of Africa    Calvinist
Hudson Taylor    Faith missionary to China    Methodist
Inner Travelers
Antony of Egypt    Greatest Desert Father
Hildegard of Bingen    Benedictine abbess, visionary, and writer
Catherine of Siena    Mystic and political activist
Thomas A Kempis    Author of the most popular devotional classic
Teresa of Avila    Carmelite mystic and feisty administrator    Catholic
John of the Cross    Spanish mystic of the soul’s dark night
Brother Lawrence    Practitioner of God’s presence
William Law    Champion of the serious, devout, and holy life    Anglican
Andrew Murray    Leading student in Christ’s school of prayer
Oswald Chambers    Preacher who gave his utmost    Baptist

Activists
John Woolman    Quaker mystic and abolitionist    Quaker
William Wilberforce    Antislavery politician
Elizabeth Fry    Prison reformer    Quaker
Sojourner Truth    Abolitionist and women’s rights advocate    Methodist; Seventh-day Adventist
Lord Shaftesbury (Antony Ashley Cooper)    Godly English statesman
William Gladstone    Prime Minister of impeccable morals
Harriet Tubman    The "Moses" of her people    Methodist
Catherine Booth    Compelling preacher and co-founder of the Salvation Army    Salvation Army
William Booth    First General of the Salvation Army    Salvation Army
Walter Rauschenbusch    Champion of the social gospel

Rulers
Constantine    First Christian emperor
Theodosius I    Emperor who made Christianity "the" Roman religion    Catholic
Justinian I and Theodora I    Greatest Byzantine rulers    Catholic
Leo I    Pope and international diplomat    Catholic
Gregory the Great    "Servant of the Servants of God"
Charlemagne    Christian ruler of a "holy" empire    Catholic
Innocent III    Warring "Vicar of Christ"    Catholic
Louis IX    Saintly king of France    Catholic
Henry VIII    Defender of the faith    Anglican

Scholars and Scientists
Origen    Biblical scholar and philosopher
Eusebius of Caesarea    Father – and maker – of church history
Jerome    Bible translator whose version lasted a millennium
The Venerable Bede    Father of English history
Erasmus    Pious humanist who sparked the Reformation
Nicholas Copernicus    Revolutionary astronomer    Catholic
William Tyndale    Translator of the first English New Testament    Lutheran
John Foxe    Martyrologist
Francis Bacon    Philosopher of science    Anglican
Galileo Galilei    Misjudged astronomer    Catholic

Martyrs
Ignatius of Antioch    Earliest post-New Testament martyr
Polycarp    Aged bishop of Smyrna
Perpetua    High society believer
Boniface    Apostle to Germany
Thomas Becket    Murdered archbishop of Canterbury
John Huss    Pre-Reformation reformer
Thomas Cranmer    Genius behind Anglicanism    Anglican
Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer    English reformers who died together
Dietrich Bonhoeffer    German theologian and resister    Lutheran

List of Christians:

    * Nicolaus Von Amsdorf, (1483-1565)
    * Thomas Aquinas, (1225-1274)
    * Hosea Ballou, (1771-1852)
    * Clara Barton, (1821-1912), founder of the Red Cross
    * Thomas Becket, (111x-1170)
    * Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (1906-1945), German Theologian
    * William Booth and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army
    * Bill Bright, (1921-2003) founder of Campus Crusade for Christ
    * Frederick Buechner, (born 1926), American author
    * John Bunyan, (1628-1688), author of Pilgrim’s Progress, Baptist preacher
    * John Calvin, (1509-1564), Protestant Reformation
    * Andrew Carnegie, (1835-1919), American entrepreneur, philanthropist and industrialist
    * Edward VI of England, (1547-1553), first English Protestant monarch
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882), American author
    * Erasmus, Protestant Reformation
    * Mary Baker Eddy, (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science
    * Jonathan Edwards, preacher
    * Elizabeth I of England, (1558-1603), Protestant queen and first Supreme Governor of the Church of England
    * Jerry Falwell, American conservative Protestant
    * George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends
    * Joseph Glanvill, (1636-1680), philosopher
    * Billy Graham, (born 1918), American conservative Protestant evangelist
    * Henry VIII of England, (1491-1547), separated English Catholicism from link with the Roman Catholic Church
    * Benny Hinn, preacher and author
    * Jan Hus
    * James I of England, (1603-1625), of the King James Bible
    * Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine Empire, (AD 527-565), called Second Council of Constantinople
    * Martin Luther King Jr, (1929-1968), African-American civil rights leader
    * John Knox, Protest Reformation of Scotland
    * C. S. Lewis, (1898-1963), British author
    * Emperor Marcian of the Byzantine Empire, (c. 390-457), called Council of Chalcedon
    * Martin Luther, (1483-1546), of the Protestant Reformation
    * Mary I of England, (1553-1558), Roman Catholic queen
    * Cotton Mather, New England Puritan leader
    * Josh McDowell, American Christian writer
    * Thomas Merton, (1915-1968), American author and Trappist monk
    * Bruce Metzger, (born 1914) Bible Translator
    * Mieszko I, (962-992)
    * Thomas More, (1478-1535), chancellor of Henry VIII, martyred
    * John Murray (theologian), (1898-1975), universalist
    * Nestorius, (428-431), Antiochene theologian, founded Nestorianism
    * Origen, (182-251)
    * Oral Roberts pioneer tv preacher
    * Pat Robertson, (born 1930), American conservative Protestant
    * Charles Taze Russell, (1852-1916)
    * Cyrus I. Scofield, (1843-1921), editor of the Scofield Reference Bible
    * Menno Simons, (1496-1561), early leader of Anabaptist Mennonites
    * Charles Spurgeon, (1834-1892), Baptist preacher
    * Jeremy Taylor, (1613-1667), Anglican preacher
    * Tertullian, early opponent of gnosticism
    * Johann Tetzel
    * Theodoret, theologian declared a heretic at the Second Council of Constantinople
    * Mother Theresa
    * Harriet Tubman, (1820-1913)
    * William Tyndale, (1484-1536)
    * Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur 1880
    * John Wesley and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism
    * John Wyclif, (born 1324)
    * Huldreich Zwingli, (1484-1531), Protestant Reformation in Switzerland

Famous Christian men & women in the media & biographies

There have been lots of famous Christians past and present. I’ve collected a list of names below. Many people may say they aren’t Christians because of something they’ve seen and heard on TV or in newspapers or things done in the past. This is wrong. Remember….. "ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God." We all mess up and should never judge someone elses Christianity. "There is only one Judge". As far as we know these famous Christians are all people for whom their faith is important enough that they have identified it publicly. OK – here goes….

Great Britains most famous Christian

    * Sir Cliff Richard – in the UK Cliff Richard is the foremost Christian entertainer that springs to mind. Not least because he is one of very few entertainers that is celibate and vows to remain a single Christian! He is a great and strong guy who stands up for Christian values and still manages to remain respected in the secular pop world!! Check out his life story and biography.

famous Christians – General

    * KIM ALEXIS: Supermodel
    * JOHN TESH: Musician and former Entertainent Tonight Anchor
    * CONNIE3 SELECA: Actress
    * POCAHOTNUS: Indian
    * JOAN OF ARC: Saint
    * DEION SANDERS: Football Player
    * AC GREEN: Basketball Player
    * PAUL WYLE: Olympic Figure Skater
    * JANET LYNN: Olympic Figure Skater
    * REGGIE WHITE: Football Player
    * ROMA DOWNEY: Actress
    * DELLA REESE: Actress
    * AUSTEN O’BRIAN: Actor on TV’s Promised Land
    * MOTHER THERESA
    * THE BACKSTREET BOYS: Mainstream singing group
    * BOYZ II MEN: Mainstream singing group
    * WHITNEY HOUSTON: Singer
    * MICKEY ROONEY: Actor
    * ROY ROGERS: Late TV star
    * BRUCE MARCHIANO: Actor, played Jesus in "The Gosple According to Matthew)
    * EVANDER HOLYFIELD: Boxer
    * KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: Talk show host
    * DAVID ROBINSON: Basketball Player
    * JIMMY CARTER: Former United States President
    * JON SCHNIDER: Actor (Dukes of Hazzard)
    * ELVIS PRESLEY – US entertainer – our elvis presley website
    * MC HAMMER – USA singer
    * GARY BUSEY – American actor
    * JUSTINE BATEMAN
    * ALICE COOPER – american pop star
    * ROSALYN SUMNERS: Figure Skater
    * AUSTIN PECK: Soap Opera actor
    * MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
    * TIA AND TAMER MOWRY: Actresses on Sister Sister
    * EDITH STEIN: Saint and Holocaust Victim
    * VANITY: Former singer for Prince
    * KIRK CAMERON: Actor
    * SHAE-LYNN BOURNE AND VICTOR KRAATZ: Olympic winning Figure skers
    * ANNE B.DAVIS: "Alice" in the Brady Bunch
    * MARY LOU RETTON: Olympic Gymnast
    * LACEY CHABERT: Actress from Party of Five
    * DEEZER D: Actoro n E.R & Christian rapper
    * BEN VEREEN: Actor
    * PAT BOON: Singer
    * R.KELLEY: singer
    * PATTI LABELL: Singer
    * ANNA CHLUMSKY: Actress
    * CHRISTOPHER DARDEN: Lawyer
    * DEBORAH NORVILL: Inside Edition anchor
    * FRED ROGERS: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

famous Christians in Arts & Entertainment

    * Willie Aames – former actor, "Eight is Enough".
    * Billy Barty – actor, "Willow"
    * Justine Bateman – actress -"Family Ties"-("Malorie")
    * Gary Burghoff – actor ("Radar O’Reilly" on M.A.S.H.)
    * Garey Busey – actor.
    * Kirk Cameron -actor, "Growing Pains"
    * Anne B. Davis "Alice" on the Brady Bunch
    * Donna Douglas – actress ("Ellie May Clampett" on
    * "BeverlyHillbillies")
    * Kim Fields – actor, "Facts of Life"("Tootie")
    * Andy Griffith – actor, "Andy Griffith Show"
    * Charlton Heston – actor"The Ten Commandments"
    * Gavin McLeod – actor Captain Stubing on "The Love Boat"
    * Chuck Norris – actor"Walker Texas Ranger".
    * Mickey Rooney – actor
    * Mr T. – Actor-("I pity the Fool who ain’t know Christ")
    * Ben Vereen – Actor
    * Lisa Whelchel – actress, "The Facts of Life"("Blair)
    * Desmond Wilson – actor ("Lamont Sanfor

Famous Christian Sports people and their stories

    * Dikembe Mutombo – professional basketball player.
    * Joe Carter – baseball player.
    * George Foreman – former professional boxer.

Meadowlark Lemon was probably the best-known Harlem Globetrotter of all time. But Meadowlark gave his life to Christ and now preaches the gospel. He has own television program on TBN.

Jimmy Blacklock is another former Globetrotter who is now a Christian.

By the way, the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was an ordained minister. He invented the game in 1891 as a way of curing the wintertime boredom of the boys he taught.

Turning to football, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is a devout Christian. So is Joe Gibbs, coach of the Washington Redskins. Former L. A. Ram and actor Roosevelt ("Rosey") Grier preaches the gospel, and recently went to minister to O. J. Simpson in jail.

Mike Barber, formerly a Houston Oiler starter, now ministers the gospel to inmates in prison and has a program on TBN. Football lineman Reggie White is an ordained minister. Former Baylor star and Chicago Bear Mike Singletary is supposed to be a Christian, as well.

Natalie Nalepa, an All-American track star at Baylor, is a Christian.

Pro golfer Corey Pathen was Jewish, but was saved 1991. The list of Christians in pro baseball includes some of the top stars of the sport. Orel Hershiser of the L. A. Dodgers had his Christian testimony printed as a gospel tract by the American Tract Society. Brett Butler of the Dodgers is also supposed to be a Christian. Other Christians in baseball are Rod Booker and Terry Pendleton.

Few stories are more compelling than that of former pitcher Dave Dravecky. He lost much of his shoulder to cancer. But he did what was considered impossible: trusting in God, Dravecky came back to pitch again–only to have his bone in his throwing arm snap in mid-pitch. Dravecky now goes about telling his testimony to groups across the country.

In the field of boxing, one can surely not ignore the likes of George Foreman and Evander Holyfield. Foreman, of course, pastors his own church in Houston. Holyfield retired as heavyweight champ not long ago because of potentially life-threatening heart problems. But he recently claimed to have received a physical healing by the power of God. Indeed, doctors have found a marked improvement in his condition.

On that note, let me close with a mention of actor/singer/dancer Ben Vereen, best known for his role in the TV mini-series "Roots." A few years ago, he had a stroke while driving, resulting in multiple car accidents in which he received life-threatening injuries. However, after years of suffering, Vereen testifies to having been divinely healed and now being able to dance again.

As I said before, I cannot vouch for the faith and commitment of all these who ascribe to Christianity. Some, as often happens, might cling to Christ during hard times and fall away when things get better.

But this is an important lesson for us. We sometimes might seem to "have it all." We might imagine ourselves able to take whatever comes. I could contrast the list above with a list of all those celebrities who took their own lives in despair, such as Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

Business

    * H.G. Heinz – founder, Heinz ketchup
    * Sam Walton – founder, Walmart

Literature

    * T.S Elliot-poet
    * C. S. Lewis – author of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction
    * Christian books such as Mere Christianity
    * J.R.R. Tolkien – author, The Hobbit

      Music
    * MC Hammer – rap musician."he’s a dancin machine"
    * Run DMC – rap group
    * John Tesh – musician.

      Political
    * George Bush Jr.-current U.S. President
    * George Bush – former U.S. President.
    * Jimmy Carter – former U.S. President.
    * Martin Luther King Jr.
    * Abraham Lincoln – U.S. President
    * George Washington – U.S.President(he’s old.)
    * John Adams: 1735-1826 Americal Statesman
      Helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Second President.
      "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
    * Patrick Henry: 1736-1799 Americal Statesman
      Lawyer, legislator and later governor of Virginia.
      "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians; not on religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!"
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      Famous Christians in Science, Technology and Exploration
      Christohper Columbus
      Samuel Morse -morse code dude
      Isaac Newton – inventor, scientist
      Wright Brothers
          o Arthur Eddington, an important mathematical cosmologist, was a Quaker.
          o Georges Lematre, a Roman Catholic priest, proposed the Big Bang theory.
          o Henry F. "Fritz" Schaefer is one of the foremost theoretical chemists of our day.
          o William Phillips was co-recipient of the . 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
          o Francis Collins (also here) is the director of the U.S. Human Genome Project.
          o Rustum Roy, one of the world’s foremost materials scientists, holds three chairs
          o Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473-1543 Polish Astronomer
            Developed the heliocentric theory of the solar system.
          o Galileo Galilei: 1564-1642 Italian Physicist
            "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
          o Johannes Kepler: 1571-1630 German Astronomer
            The 3 laws of planetary motion. Advanced Copernicus’ heliocentric theory.
            "Since we astronomers are priests of the highest God in regard to the book of nature, it befits us to be thoughtful, not of the glory of our minds, but rather, above all else, of the glory of God."
          o Blaise Pascal: 1623-1662 French Mathemetician
            "There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ." (Pensees)?
          o But by Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ, we prove God and teach doctrine and morals. Jesus Christ, then, is the true God of men."
          o Newton Isaac: 1642-1727 (born Dec 25) English Mathemetician
            Laws of gravitation and motion, developed calculus. Major contributions to optics, physics, math and astronomy.
            The solar system itself could not have been produced by blind chance or fortuitous causes but only by a cause "very well skilled in mechanics and geometry."
          o Michael Faraday: 1791-1869 English Chemist
            Discovered Benzene, electromagnetic induction, lines of force, relationship between polarized light and magnetic fields. Strong believer in the literal interpretation of Scripture. Deacon and elder in his church.
            "Since peace is alone in the gift of God; and since it is He who gives it, why should we be afraid? His unspeakable gift in His beloved Son is the ground of no doubtful hope."
          o Lord Kelvin: 1824-1907 (William Thomson) British Physicist
            First and second laws of thermodynamics. Absolute temp scale. Trans-Atlantic cable.
            "I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism."

      People who are well known because of their efforts in ministry
          o Tony Campollo
          o Kenneth Copeland
          o Jerry Fallwell
          o Billy Graham
          o John Haggai
          o Benny Hinn
          o Robert Schuller
          o Charles Stanley
          o Ravi Zacharius
      Actors
      Willie Aames – former actor, "Eight is Enough".
      Corbin Allred – actor, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"; "Teen Angel"
      Pat Boone – actor and musician
      Billy Barty – actor, famed "Little People" activist, "Willow"
      Jusine Bateman – actress
      Gary Burghoff – actor ("Radar O’Reilly" on M.A.S.H.)
      Garey Busey – actor.
      Kirk Cameron – actor, "Growing Pains"
      Carl Clarfalio – actor ("The Thing", Corman’s FF film)
      Lacey Chabert – Actress from "Party of Five"
      Anna Chlumsky – Actress
      Deezer D – Actor on "E.R." & Christian rapper
      Anne B. Davis – "Alice" on the Brady Bunch
      Clifton Davis – movie star
      Hazel Dawn – movie star
      Laraine Day – movie star
      Mark Deakins – actor ("Star Trek: Insurrection", Axum on "Star Trek: Voyager")
      Donna Douglas – actress ("Ellie May Clampett" on "Beverly Hillbillies")
      Roma Downey – actress on "Touched by an Angel"
      Aaron Eckhart – movie star ("The Pledge", "Erin Brockovich", "Possession", etc.)
      Dale Evans – actress
      Kim Fields – actor, "Facts of Life"
      Rhonda Fleming – movie star
      Ryan Gosling – actor ("The Believer", Hercules on "Young Hercules")
      Andy Griffith – actor, "Andy Griffith Show"
      Charlton Heston – actor, "The Ten Commandments"
      Tom Hanks – movie star
      Dean Jagger – movie star
      Dean Jones – movie star (Academy Award for "Twelve O’Clock High", etc.)
      Danny Kamekona – actor (popular Hawaiian actor; "Hawaii 5-O"; Miyagi’s rival "Sato" in "Karate Kid II")
      Al Kasha – actor, two-time academy award winner.
      Richard Kiel* – actor; Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker"
      Carol Lawrence – singer/dancer/actress, once married to Robert Goulet
      Bruce Marchiano – actor, Jesus in "The Gospel According to Matthew"
      Gavin McLeod – actor, Captain Stubing on "The Love Boat"
      Terry Moore – Academy Award-nominated actress ("Come Back, Little Sheba", etc.)
      Tia and Tamer Mowry – Actresses on "Sister Sister"
      Robert Newman – actor United sates of America
      Chuck Norris – actor, "Walker Texas Ranger"
      Austen O’Brian – actor on "Promised Land"
      Merlin Olsen – football player, actor ("Little House on the Prairie"; "Aaron’s Way")
      Jennifer O’Neill – actor
      Kelly Packard – Wonder Years; Blossom; Step By Step; Baywatch; Boy Meets World
      Austin Peck – Soap Opera actor
      Pat Priest – actress ("Marilyn Munster" on "The Munsters" TV show; "Easy Come, Easy Go" opposite Elvis Presley)
      Della Reese – actor, "Touched by an Angel"
      Fred Rogers – "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood"
      Roy Rogers* – TV star
      Mickey Rooney – american actor
      Jane Russell – movie star
      John Schneider – actor, "The Dukes of Hazzard", founder, FaithWorks.
      Connie Seleca – actress
      Nancy Stafford – actress "Matlock", "MacGyver"
      David Suchet – actor ("Hercule Poirot" on the PBS series "Mystery")
      Mr T. – Actor
      Russ Tamblyn – actor ("Peyton Place", "West Side Story", etc.)
      Ben Vereen – Actor
      Paul Walker – movie star ("Varsity Blues", "Meet the Deedles", "The Fast and the Furious", etc.)
      Robert Walker – actor ("Strangers on a Train", etc.)
      Lisa Whelchel – actress, "The Facts of Life"
      Johnny Whitaker – actor ("Family Affair")
      Demond Wilson – actor ("Lamont Sanford")
      Marie Windsor – movie star
      Heather Young – TV star ("Land of Giants")
      Loretta Young – movie star (Best Actress Academy Award for "The Farmer’s Daughter")

      Radio
      Warren Duffy – radio talk show host, KKLA.
      Bob Larson – radio talk show host
      Dawson McAlister – radio talk show host
      Janet Parshall – radio talk show host, "Janet Parshall’s America".
      Michael Reagan – national radio talk show host.

      TV/Movie Producers and DirectorsDon Bluth – animation director/producer (Land Before Time; Titan A.E.; The Secret of NIMH; etc.)
      Richard Dutcher – director/screenwriter/actor (Girl Crazy; God’s Army)
      Kieth Merrill (Academy award-winning IMAX director; "The Great American Cowboy; "Amazon", etc.)
      Jerry Molen – movie producer (Schindler’s List; Jurassic Park, Twister; Hook; Rain Man; etc.)
      Richard Rich – animation director (The King and I; The Black Cauldron)
      Ken Wales – producer, "Christy"
      Michael Warren – producer, "Family Matters"
      Martha Williamson – executive producer "Touched by an Angel".
      John Woo – director, "Mission Impossible II", "Broken Arrow"

      Arts and Entertainment – Other
      Kim Alexis – professional model
      Jane Clayson – co-anchor, "The Early Show" with Bryant Gumbel
      Howard Finster – former preacher turned artist
      Jeff Foxworthy – comedian
      Kathie Lee Gifford – television talk show host
      Johnny Hart – cartoonist, "B.C." comic strip
      Michael Klausman – president, CBS Studio Center Hollywood
      Mark Lowry – comedian
      Deborah Norvill – "Inside Edition" anchor
      Heather Whitestone-McCallum – first deaf Miss America.

      Famous Athletes – Christians in athletics – Football
      Bobby Bowden – college football coach
      Dennis Byrd – former profession football player
      Vince Carter – professional football player
      Bob Christian – professional football player.
      Randall Cunningham – professional football player.
      Joe Gibbs – former professional football coach.
      Rosie Grier – former professional football player
      Tom Landry – former professional football coach
      Dan Reeves – professional football coach.
      Frank Reich – professional football player.
      Eugene Robinson – professional football player.
      Deion Sanders – professional football player.
      Mike Singletary – former professional football player
      Gene Stallings – former college football coach
      Emmitt Smith – professional football player
      Reggie White – former professional football player.
      Lenny Wilkens – professional basketball coach

      Athletics – Basketball
      A.C. Greene – former professional basketball player
      Hersey Hawkins – professional basketball player
      Meadowlark Lemon – former basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters
      Pete Maravich* – professional basketball player.
      Dikembe Mutombo – professional basketball player.
      Mark Price – former professional basketball player.
      David Robinson – professional basketball player.

      Athletics – Baseball
      Brett Butler -former baseball player.
      Joe Carter – baseball player.
      Gary Carter – former baseball player
      Darren Daulton – former baseball player.
      Dave Dravecky – former baseball player.
      Orel Herschiser – professional baseball player.
      Paul Molitor – professional baseball player
      Terry Pendleton – professional baseball player.
      Andy Pettitte – professional baseball player.
      John Smoltz – professional baseball player
      Walt Weiss – professional baseball player

      Famous Golfers – Christians in Golf
      Paul Azinger – professional golfer.
      Bernard Langer – professional golfer
      Tom Lehman – professional golfer;
      Larry Mize – professional golfer
      Scott Simpson – professional golfer
      Larry Nelson – professional golfer

      Athletics – Skating
      Janet Lynn – Olympic figure skater
      Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz – Olympic winning Figure skating dance team
      Rosalyn Sumners – Figure Skater
      Paul Wyle – Olympic figure skater

      Athletics – Track and Field
      Gail Devers – professional track athlete
      Jackie Joyner-Kersee – professional track athlete.
      Eric Liddell* – Olympic Gold Medalist, "Chariots of Fire"
      Jesse Owens* – professional track athlete
      Athletics – other
      Davey Allison* – professional race car driver.
      George Foreman – former professional boxer.
      Mary Joe Fernandez – professional tennis player
      Jeff Gordon – professional car racer
      Evander Holyfield – profession boxer.
      Todd Huston – mountain climber, motivational speaker, amputee.
      Mary Lou Retton – former gymnastics athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
      Jesse Romero – world chamption kick boxer
      Sheila Taormina – Olympic medalist, swimming.

      Business
      Truett Cathy – founder Chick-Fil-A
      Cecil Day* – founder Day’s Inn
      Arthur DeMoss – businessman and author, founder, DeMoss Foundation
      H.G. Heinz* – founder, Heinz ketchup
      Leonard Lesord – founder "Guidepost Magezine"
      Norm Miller – Chairman of the Board, Interstate Batteries
      Lowell "Bud" Paxxon – founder PAX-TV.
      James Cash Penney* – founder, J.C. Penney department stores.
      Charlie Plumb – motivational speaker, former Vietnam P.O.W.
      Dave Thomas – founder, Wendy’s
      Sam Walton – founder, Walmart
      Zig Ziggler – motivational speaker

      Literature
      Oswald Chambers* – author, My Utmost for His Highest;
      G. K. Chesterton – science fiction, mystery, non-fiction, Orthodoxy
      Tim Lehaye – author, "Left Behind".
      C. S. Lewis* – author of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction religious books such as Mere Christianity;
      Catherine Marshall* – author, "Christy".
      Norman Vincent Peale* – author, Power of Positive Thinking;
      Frank Peretti – author, This Present Darkness;
      Charles Sheldon* – author, In His Steps
      Charles Spurgeon* – author
      Danielle Steele – author
      J.R.R. Tolkien – author, The Hobbit
      Joni Eareckson Tada – author, Artist & Speaker. Quadriplegic.

      Famous Christians in Country Music

      Johnny Cash – country musician
      Charlie Daniels – country musician.
      Barbara Fairchild – country singer
      Ernie Ford* – country musician
      Larry Gatlin – country music singer
      Barbara Mandrell – country musician
      Dolly Parton – country musician
      Kevin Sharp – country music star

      Music
      Steve Amerson – musician, "To the Ends of the Earth"
      Randy Bachman – member of Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive; "Takin’ Care of Business"
      Tal Bachman – contemporary, guitar, Emmy winner
      Backstreet Boys – singing group
      Philip Bailey – musician, formerly with the band Earth Wind & Fire
      Margaret Becker – contemporary Christian musician.
      Jody Benson – Broadway star; voice of "The Little Mermaid"
      Ray Boltz – contemporary Christian musician
      Boyz II Men – singing group
      James Brown – singer
      Alice Cooper – rock singer
      Rick Cua – formerly with the band "The Outlaws", contemporary Christian musician
      Carman – contemporary Christian musician/evangelist
      Steven Curtis Chapman – contemporary Christian musician;
      Bob Carlisle – contemporary Christian musician
      Dino – contemporary Christian musician
      John Elefante – formerly with the band "Kansas", contemporary Christian musician.
      Michael English – contemporary Christian musician.
      Mark Farmer – formerly with the band "Grand Funk", contemporary Christian musician
      Don Francisco – contemporary Christian musician
      Bill Gaither – traditional Gospel singer.
      Gloria Gaither – traditional Gospel singer.
      Keith Green* – contemporary Christian musician.
      Steve Green – contemporary Christian musician.
      MC Hammer – rap musician.
      George Frideric Handel* – classical composer
      Christian Jacobs – lead singer of the Aquabats
      Kim Hill – contemporary Christian musician.
      Whitney Houston – singer, actress
      Francis Scott Key* – composer
      R. Kelley – Mainstream singer
      Gladys Knight – of "Gladys Knight and the Pips"; pop; R & B
      Patti Labell – Singer
      Mylon Lefevre – contemporary Christian musician.
      Glen Leonard – of the Temptations
      Willie Lewis – singer, "The Platters"
      Kerry Livgren – formerly with the band "Kansas", contemporary Christian musician.
      Babbie Mason – contemporary Christian musician
      Denise Matthews – formerly "Vanity" with Prince.
      Rich Mullins* – contemporary Christian musician
      Larry Norman – first Christian rock performer.
      Stanford Olsen – opera tenor
      Twila Paris – contemporary Christian musician
      Leon Patillo – contemporary Christian musician. Formerly with the band "Santana";
      Christopher Parkening – classical guitarist.
      Charlie Peacock – contemporary Christian musician
      Elvis Presley – singer
      Smokey Robinson – singer
      Run DMC – rap group
      SHeDAISY – contemporary group
      Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand – contemporary fusion/ethnic
      Michael W. Smith – contemporary Christian musician
      Noel Paul Stookey – singer with "Peter, Paul, and Mary"
      John Tesh – musician.
      Vanity – Former singer for Prince
      CeCe Winans – contemporary Christian musician.
      BeBe Winans – contemporary Christian musician

      Political
      George Bush – former U.S. President.
      Jimmy Carter – former U.S. President.
      Abigail Adams – first lady, wife of U.S. President Samuel Adams
      John Ashcroft – former Missouri Gov. & Senator
      Christopher Darden – Lawyer, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson case
      Elizabeth Dole – director, American Red Cross.
      Stonewall Jackson*
      Alan Keyes – U.S. Presidential candidate.
      Steve Largent – U.S. House of Representative, former professional football player.
      Robert E. Lee – Confederate General
      Abraham Lincoln* – U.S. President
      Don Nickles – U.S. Senator, Virginia
      J.C. Watts – U.S. House of Representative, former college football player
      Dan Quayle – former U.S. Vice President.
      Clarence Thomas – U.S. Supreme Court Judge.
      George Washington – U.S. President

      Famous Christians in Science,Technology and Exploration
      Robert Boyle*
      George Washington Carver*
      Christohper Columbus*
      Kenneth H. Cooper – "Father of aerobics"
      Michael Faraday*
      Jim Irwin* – astronaut, Ark Hunter
      Samuel Morse*
      Isaac Newton* – inventor, scientist
      Louis Pasteur*
      Hugh Ross – physicist
      Francis Schaeffer – theologian and thinker
      Wright Brothers*

      People who are well known because of their efforts or careers in ministry include: Kay Arthur, Jim Baker, Gary Bauer, David Berkowitz, Bill Bright, Larry Burkett, Ryne Hart Bonke, Corrie Ten Boom, Michael Brown, Tony Campollo, David (Paul) Yonggi Cho, Chuck Colson, Kenneth Copeland, James Dobson, Elisabeth Elliot, Jim Elliot, Tony Evans, Charles Finney, Jerry Fallwell, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham, John Haggai, Hank Hannigraf, Marilyn Hickey, Steve Hill, Benny Hinn, Rees Howells, Bill Hybels, Calvin Johnson Jr., Grant Jeffries, Ben Kinshlo, Paul Krouch, Nicky Cruz, Hubert Lindsey, Hal Lindsey, David Livingstone, Crawford Loritz, Max Lucado, Peter Marshall, Bill McCartney, Josh McDowell, Walter Martin, Dwight Moody, George Mueller, Larry Poland, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Dave Roever, Robert Schuller, Demias Shekarian, Robert Slairden, Charles Stanley, Chuck Swindoll, Hudson Taylor, A.W. Tozer, Kevin Turner, John Wesley, Susana Wesley, David Wilkerson, Ravi Zacharius.

List of evangelical Christians

This is a list of people who are notable due to their influence on the popularity or development of evangelical Christianity or for their professed Evangelicalism.
Contents

    * 1 Historical
    * 2 20th Century
    * 3 Contemporary
          o 3.1 Scholars and theologians
          o 3.2 Pastors and preachers
          o 3.3 Authors and speakers
          o 3.4 Educators and professors
          o 3.5 Influencers and innovators

Historical

    * John Bunyan (1628 – 1688), persecuted English Puritan Baptist preacher and author of Pilgrim’s Progress
    * Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758), American Puritan theologian and preacher in the First Great Awakening
    * John Wesley (1703 – 1791), English clergyman; founder of Methodism
    * Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788), English clergyman; brother of John Wesley, hymnwriter of Methodism
    * George Whitefield (1714 – 1770), English clergyman; early Methodist preacher and associate of John Wesley
    * Henry Venn (1725 – 1797), founder of the small, but highly influential Clapham Sect in Britain. His grandson, also named Henry Venn (1796 – 1873), pioneered the basic principles of indigenous church mission theory
    * John Newton (1725 – 1807), Scottish clergyman, author of Amazing Grace
    * William Cowper (1731 – 1800), English poet/author of numerous hymns, including "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood"
    * William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833), worked to abolish slavery in the British Empire.
    * Charles Grandison Finney (1792 – 1875), preacher in the Second Great Awakening, advocate of "New Measures"
    * Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813 – 1843), Scottish preacher and minister of St Peter’s, Dundee.
    * Joseph M. Scriven (1819 – 1886), Irish poet, moved to Canada and wrote What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    * William Henry Green (1825 – 1900)
    * Robert Pearsall Smith (1827 – 1899) and Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), leaders in the Holiness movement
    * James Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905), British missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission.
    * Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892), English Baptist preacher and advocate of Calvinism
    * Dwight L. Moody (1837 – 1899), American evangelist, pastor and educator

20th Century

    * Fanny Crosby (1820 – 1915), blind American writer of many famous hymns including "Blessed Assurance"
    * Phineas F. Bresee (1838 – 1915), founder of the Church of the Nazarene
    * Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843 – 1919), preacher, writer, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
    * William Mitchell Ramsay (1851 – 1939), archaeologist known for his expertise in Asia Minor
    * Oswald Thompson Allis (1856 – 1930), co-founder of Westminster Theological Seminary
    * Robert Dick Wilson (1856 – 1930), linguist committed to defending the reliability of the Hebrew Bible
    * John George Govan (1861 – 1927), founder of the Faith Mission
    * Billy Sunday (1862 – 1935), American evangelist and proponent of Prohibition
    * William Irvine (1863 – 1947), founder of the Cooneyite and Go-Preacher sects
    * Edward Cooney (1867 – 1960), evangelist and early leader of the Cooneyite and Go-Preacher sects
    * Aimee Semple McPherson (1890 – 1944), Pentecostal preacher and founder of Foursquare Church
    * Karl Barth (1886 – 1968), leader of dialectical theology and author of Church Dogmatics
    * William F. Albright (1891 – 1971), ceramics expert, founder of the Biblical archaeology movement
    * Donald Barnhouse (1895 – 1960), former pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, founder of Eternity magazine
    * Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897 – 1963), preacher, author of The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy
    * Martyn Lloyd Jones (1899 – 1981), reformed preacher at Westminster Chapel
    * Harold Ockenga (1905 – 1985), first president of the National Association of Evangelicals
    * F. F. Bruce (1910 – 1990), apologist, one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible
    * Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984), theologian, philosopher, founder of L’Abri, author of A Christian Manifesto
    * Carl F. H. Henry (1913 – 2003), founding editor of Christianity Today
    * Gleason Archer (1916 – 2004), theologian, educator, and author
    * Ralph D. Winter (1924 – 2009), founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission
    * D. James Kennedy (1930 – 2007), founder of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Knox Theological Seminary
    * Jerry Falwell (1933 – 2007), founder of Liberty University and the Moral Majority
    * James Montgomery Boice (1938 – 2000), former pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, author of The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel
    * Greg Bahnsen (1948 – 1995), minister, educator, apologist, and a major figure in Christian Reconstructionism

Contemporary
Scholars and theologians

    * Gregory Beale, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * Craig Blomberg, New Testament scholar at Denver Seminary, author of How Wide the Divide? An Evangelical and a Mormon in Conversation
    * William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, author of The Kalam Cosmological Argument
    * Millard Erickson, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * Sinclair Ferguson, former editor of Banner of Truth Trust
    * John Frame, theologian noted for his work in epistemology and presuppositional apologetics, author of The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God
    * Norman Geisler, co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary, co-author of General Introduction to the Bible
    * Graeme Goldsworthy, Australian Anglican theologian
    * Wayne Grudem, co-founder of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, author of Systematic Theology
    * Gary Habermas, author, lecturer, and debater on the topic of the Resurrection of Jesus
    * Kenneth Kitchen, Egyptologist, author of The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100-650 BC)
    * Andreas Kstenberger, editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * Richard Longenecker
    * Bruce Metzger
    * John Warwick Montgomery
    * J.P. Moreland
    * Thomas C. Oden, father of Paleo-Orthodoxy; theologian associated with Drew University in New Jersey
    * J. I. Packer, theological editor for the English Standard Version, author of Knowing God
    * Andrew Purves, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
    * Alvin Plantinga, University of Notre Dame, philoshopher, Warrant and Christian Belief
    * Mois?┬ęs Silva, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * R. C. Sproul, Reformed theologian
    * John Stott, former Rector of All Souls, Langham Place
    * Merrill Unger
    * Miroslav Volf, Christian theologian; professor at Yale Divinity School
    * Stephen H. Webb, Christian theologian; professor at Wabash College
    * Nicholas Wolterstorff, influential philosopher, former Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theological at Yale Divinity School, Professor of Philosophy at Yale College; author, Lament for a Son
    * Edwin M. Yamauchi, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * Ravi Zacharias, apologist, author

Pastors and preachers

    * Leith Anderson, pastor of Wooddale Church, president of the National Association of Evangelicals
    * Alistair Begg, pastor of Parkside Church, radio preacher of Truth for Life
    * Rob Bell, founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, featured speaker in NOOMA film series, author of Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
    * Douglas Coe, leader of the Fellowship Foundation
    * Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, founder of 9Marks Ministries, co-host of Together for the Gospel
    * Billy Graham, evangelist and spiritual counselor to every U.S. president since Lyndon B. Johnson
    * Ted Haggard, founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches
    * Jack W. Hayford, president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    * Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church
    * T. D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House
    * Phillip Jensen, Sydney Anglican
    * Peter Jensen, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia
    * John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church (California), editor of the MacArthur Study Bible, founder and president of The Master’s Seminary
    * C. J. Mahaney, leader of Sovereign Grace Ministries, co-host of Together for the Gospel
    * Brian McLaren, prominent voice in the emerging church movement, author of A Generous Orthodoxy
    * John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, author of Desiring God
    * Winkie Pratney, apologist and evangelist
    * Philip Ryken, pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church
    * Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel fellowship of churches
    * Charles Stanley, founder and president of In Touch Ministries
    * Jimmy Swaggart, televangelist and former leader of the Assemblies of God
    * Gardner C. Taylor, known as "the dean of American preaching"
    * Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, author of The Purpose Driven Life, The Purpose Driven Church

Authors and speakers

    * Jerry Bridges, speaker with The Navigators (organization), author of The Pursuit of Holiness
    * Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, author of Born Again
    * James Dobson, psychologist, founder of Focus on the Family, author of Dare to Discipline
    * Tony Evans, widely-syndicated radio broadcaster
    * Louie Giglio, speaker and founder of Passion Conferences
    * Ron Hamilton, singer, songwriter, voice actor, and evangelist, more widely known by his nickname "Patch the Pirate"
    * Hugh Hewitt, conservative radio talk show host, author
    * Sergei Kourdakov, former KGB agent who persecuted Christians in Russia, but repented and defected to Canada
    * Tim Lahaye, dispensationalist novelist, author of Left Behind series
    * Joyce Meyer, Charismatic speaker, author of Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
    * Dave Mitchell, Miami broadcaster and voice-over artist
    * Luis Palau, Argentinian evangelist
    * David F. Wells, author of No Place for Truth or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology, motivator for The Cambridge Declaration
    * Philip Yancey, Christianity Today editor, columnist, author of The Jesus I Never Knew and What’s So Amazing About Grace

Educators and professors

    * Darrell Bock, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society
    * Don Carson, professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    * W. A. Criswell, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention
    * Ligon Duncan, president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
    * Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California
    * John D. Hannah, author and professor at Dallas Theological Seminary
    * R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky
    * Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary
    * Chuck Swindoll, former president of Dallas Theological Seminary
    * Mark Noll, history professor at the University of Notre Dame
    * Haddon Robinson, president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    * Klyne Snodgrass, professor at North Park Theological Seminary, author of Between Two Truths

Influencers and innovators

    * Howard Ahmanson, Jr., philanthropist and financier many evangelical organizations
    * George Barna, directing leader of The Barna Group, a Christian research and training organization
    * Ralph Blair, psychotherapist, founder of Evangelicals Concerned, a network for gay and gay-friendly evangelicals
    * Nathan Braun, activist and author, founder of the Christian Vegetarian Association
    * Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ
    * George W. Bush, former President of the United States of America.
    * Tony Campolo, author, sociologist, leader of the "Red-Letter Christian" movement
    * Stuart Epperson, co-founder and chairman of Salem Communications
    * Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and leader of Samaritan’s Purse
    * Frank Laubach missionary, writer, developer of the "Each One Teach One" literacy program
    * Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
    * Justin Lee, founder of the Gay Christian Network
    * Johannes Maas, missionary and humanitarian.
    * Tony Perkins, political activist and president of the Family Research Council
    * Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America
    * Jay Alan Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
    * Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine

It is a myth that until recently all the writers and preachers in the Church were men! Throughout history there have been many important and influential women in the Church.

Christian Women in the Early Church

Blandina died 177 AD She was a famous martyr in what is now France

Perpetua and Felicitas 203 AD

These two women were famous Christian women martyrs. (There were of course many other women martyrs).

Faltonia Betitia Proba 4th Century AD

There were also women writers in the early church. She was a Christian poet.

Fabiola 4th Century AD She was a wealthy woman who gave up everything to nurse the poor.

Christian Women in the Middle Ages

Brigid c. 450-525

She founded the first women’s religious community in Ireland.

Clotilde 475-545

Clotilde married Clovis, the king of the Franks who ruled northern France. She was instrumental in converting her husband to Christianity.

Berta or Bertha 539-612

In the 6th century AD England was divided into small kingdoms and the English were pagans. However Berta was from France and she was a Christian. She was married to the king of Kent. It was partly due to her influence that Kent was converted to Christianity.

Hilda of Whitby 614-680

Hilda was an influential woman in the Saxon church who founded several monasteries. In 664 she hosted the Synod of Whitby. (At that time there were two kinds of Christianity, Roman in most of Europe and Celtic in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The Synod (meeting) of Whitby was held to decide which side the kingdom of Northumbria (northern England) should join. (Hilda much preferred Celtic Christianity but the Synod decided on Rome).

Kassia 810-867 She was a Greek poet and hymn writer

Hildegard 1088-1179

Hildegard was a theologian and writer. She also wrote about natural history and the medicinal use of plants. She also wrote music and a play.

Heloise 1101-1164 She was a French Abbess and she was widely respected for her learning.

The Waldensians 1175 onwards

The Waldensians were a Christian movement that began in southern France and spread across central Europe and Italy in the 13th century. Many Waldensian preachers were women.

Clare of Assisi 1194-1253 A follower of Francis of Assisi she founded an order of nuns called the Poor Clares

Julian of Norwich 1342-1416

Despite the masculine name Julian was a woman. She was a famous mystic and writer. Julian wrote about the ‘motherhood’ of God.

Margery Kempe 1373-1439

Margery was an English mystic. The story of her life became a famous book The Book of Margery Kempe.

The Lollards c. 1380 onwards

The Lollards were a Christian movement in England from the late 14th century to the early 16th century when they merged with the Protestants. Many Lollard preachers were women.

Christian Women in the 16th Century

Anne Askew 1521-1546 She was an English Protestant martyr

Katharine Zell 1497-1562 Neither Luther or Calvin believed in women preachers. However Katharine was an influential Protestant in Germany. She visited the sick and prisoners and sheltered Protestant refugees. She also wrote letters, which were circulated among Protestants.

Christian Women in the 17th Century

In the 17th century the Baptists and the Quakers had many women preachers. However in the late 17th century the Baptists became more conservative and began to disfavour women preachers.

Anne Hutchinson 1591-1643 Anne was a preacher in 17th century Massachusetts

Anne Bradstreet 1612-1672

Anne Bradstreet was a Christian poet of the 17th Century. She was born in Northampton but in 1630 she emigrated to North America.

Margaret Fell 1614-1702 Co-founded the Quakers with George Fox. One of the books she wrote was called Women’s Speaking Justified, Proved and Knowed of the Scriptures.

Christian Women in the 18th Century

In the 18th century when the Methodist movement was born many Methodist leaders were women. John Wesley supported them but after his death in 1791 the Methodists began to disfavour women leaders. In the USA there was a movement called the Separate Baptists, which allowed women preachers.

Anne Dutton 1692-1765 Anne was a theologian

Selina, Countess of Huntingdon 1707-1791 Selina was a key figure in the Methodist Movement of the 18th Century.

Sarah Osborn 1714-1796 Sarah was a Christian leader and writer

Sarah Crosby 1729-1804 Sarah was a famous Methodist preacher

Ann Lee 1736-1784 Ann was a Quaker missionary.

Hannah More 1745-1833 Hannah was a famous writer and philanthropist.

Phyllis Wheatley 1753-1784 Phyllis was a poet

Hannah Adams 1755-1831 Hannah was a famous Christian writer.

Elizabeth Ann Seton 1774-1821 She was a Christian writer

Ann Judson 1789-1826 Ann was a missionary to Burma

Christian Women in the 19th Century

Some people think that Victorian women just stayed at home all day. In reality women were evangelists, preachers, writers and missionaries. They also organised charities.

Phoebe Palmer 1807-1874 Phoebe was a famous evangelist and writer.

Fanny Crosby 1820-1915 Fanny (Frances) was a famous hymn writer of the 19th century.

Anoinette Brown 1825-1921 In 1853 she became the first ordained Congregationalist woman minister

Catherine Booth 1829-1890

Catherine Booth was a preacher. She married William Booth in 1855. (At first William disagreed with the idea of women preachers but he changed his mind after hearing Catherine preach!). Catherine and William founded the Salvation Army in 1865.

Hannah Whitall Smith 1832-1911 Hannah was a writer and evangelist.

Lottie Moon 1840-1912 She was a missionary to China.

Maria Woodworth-Etter 1844-1924 She was a famous evangelist

Mary Slessor 1848-1915 She was a missionary to Africa.

Christian Women in the 20th Century

Evangeline Booth 1865-1950

From 1904 Evangeline was leader of the Salvation Army in the USA. From 1934-39 she was Commander in Chief of the Salvation Army worldwide.

Ida Scudder 1870-1960 She was a medical missionary

Evely Brand 1879-1974 She was a missionary to India

Gladys Aylward 1903-1970 She was a missionary to China

Patricia St John 1919-1993 She was a Christian writer

Esther John 1929-1960 She was a Pakistani Christian nurse and martyr

Eva Burrows 1930- She was an Australian evangelist

Meanwhile a new Christian movement started at the beginning of the 20th Century – Pentecostalism. Many of the preachers in the new movement were women.

Agnes Ozman 1870-1937 She was a Pentecostal evangelist

Aimee Semple McPherson 1890-1944 Is probably the most famous women evangelist of the early 20th century

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