In today’s world, we shouldn’t expect many celebrities to be Christians, right? Wrong! In fact, many of today’s prominent celebrities are vocal about their faith. Here is a list of actors, musicians, and athletes that you may or may not have known are Christian.
1. Tom Hanks
You probably didn’t know that this prominent actor is a Christian. He specially identifies with an Eastern Orthodox Church. His is known for roles in Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and many other award-winning films.
2. Carrie Underwood
Carrie has not kept her Christian faith a secret since she won American Idol in 2005. Her faith has inspired awarding-winning songs such as “Jesus Take the Wheel.”
3. Matthew McConaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey has never tried to hide his faith. In fact, he has been very vocal about it throughout his career. He received his breakout role in the movie “Dazed and Confused,” and his career momentum hasn’t stopped since.
4. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling is another actor who is not afraid to speak about this Christian faith. This Canadian actor started his acting career in 1995. However, fame hasn’t affected his faith.
5. Faith Hill
Faith Hill has been known as one of the most successful country musicians. Like Carrie Underwood, she has used her popularity to talk about her Christian faith. She wrote songs with titles such as “There Will Come a Day.”
6. Tyler Perry
You may know Tyler Perry as a master of comedy, but we know him as a man of faith. Religion has been significantly featured in many of his works. Take a second look at his movies and you’ll see what we mean.
7. Denzel Washington
Did you know this award-winning actor is a Christian? You might have seen him starring in “American Gangster” and “Man on Fire.” His faith shines through in his interviews.
8. Patricia Heaton
I bet you know this name. Patricia Heaton is known for her role on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” She is another Christian actress.
9. Jane Fonda
Did you know there were so many Christian actors in today’s market? You shouldn’t be too surprised that Jane Fonda is also a Christ follower. Not only is she an actress and a Christian, but she has also made her name as a model and a fitness guru.
Irish musician Bono was the lead singer in the famous band U2. His Christian faith shone through in his music. You may have heard of the popular song, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” which talks about Bono’s faith.
11. Mel Gibson
This award-winning actor is also a Christian. He was raised Catholic and continues to follow the Catholic Church. He is known for his roles in “Lethal Weapon,” “The Patriot,” and other blockbuster hits.
12. Stephen Colbert
The host of the “Colbert Report” calls himself a devout Catholic. His faith is evident in many of his television interviews. He is known for strongly debating his faith.
13. Kirk Franklin
This music star is known for hits such as “I smile” and “My Life Is in Your Hands.” Unlike the other musicians listed here, Franklin is strictly marketed as a Christian singer. That’s fine with us, because his music is so inspiring.
14. Allyson Felix
Alyson Fenix is an American track and field star. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2012. She is also a devout Christian.
15. Derrick Fisher
Derrick Fisher is another athlete who has been featured on CBN’s faith-based programming. He claims that his faith is behind his success as a basketball player. He has continued to spread his faith after retiring and becoming a basketball coach.
16. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris has become a common household name, but did you know his religious views. Norris is quite vocal about his Christian faith. Despite all of his fame, he has managed to keep a leveled head and a humble heart.
17. Mr. T
This one shocked us, too! This cultural icon is actually a follower of Christ. Mr. T tells everyone who will listen that he is proud of his faith.
18. Cameron Candice Bure
Cameron Candice Bure is Kirk Cameron’s sister. Like her brother, she has used for acting career to share her Christian faith. She has become quite popular in the medic recently.
19. Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow, the football player, is another well-known Christian. He has been seen praying at the beginning and end of games. He has even appeared on the Christian network, CBN, several times.
20. David A.R. White
David A.R. White is famous for playing leading roles in inspirational movies. Most noticeably, he stared in the movie “God is Not Dead.” He is also a Christian author.