20 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Jehovah’s Witnesses

When it comes to religious beliefs, for the most part people want to live and let live. Some people believe that religion is outdated while others find it’s more relevant and important today than it has been in centuries. Within Christian beliefs there are many different sects that all manage to interpret the teachings of the Bible much differently from one another.

Jehovah’s Witness believe in Jesus Christ, but they don’t believe He was God in the flesh. They actually believe He was the archangel Michael. They also firmly believe that Jesus already returned in secret in 1917, though the Bible clearly teaches that He will return in a manner everyone will know.

Even though it differs from much of what the Christian Bible teaches, there are many devout followers to this day, including numerous celebrities. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas, and many other holidays, and it’s interesting to see just which celebrities follow or followed this faith at one time.

20 Luke Evans

19 Janet Jackson

18 Damon Wayans

Most people will recognize Damon Wayans as the celebrated movie star that he is, but many might not realize he was also raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. His life has seen some incredible successes and he is the father to four children. Born in New York City, the 55-year-old actor, television director, producer, and screenwriter continues to charm with his winning smile and kind, compassionate demeanor. This is a man who seemed to have truly taken to the teachings of Christ.

17 Marc John Jefferies

16 Venus Williams

15 Sherri Shepherd

14 Terrence Howard

13 Lou Whitaker


12 Coco Rocha

11 Chet Lemon


10 George Benson

9 Prince


8 Michael Jackson

7 The Notorious B.I.G.


6 Patti Smith

5 Dave Mustaine

4 Jill Scott

3 Ja Rule

2 Naomi Campbell

1 Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez has built an incredible career during the past decade, starring in the TV show Lost and then the hit movie franchise Fast and Furious and even the blockbuster Avatar. She was also raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and while that hasn’t seemed to stand in the way of her career, she has since left the faith and believes that it scarred her for life in some ways. “I’m always researching ancient religions,” she said. “And I was also raised Jehovah’s Witness, so that kind of scarred me for life. So I hated school right away. Religion had a lot to do with it because I felt like everybody was always lying to me.”

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