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George Stephanopoulos – TV journalist.
Nicola Tesla —
Jane Austen-English novelist; daughter of an Anglican clergyman.
Ingmar Bergman-filmmaker, son of a Lutheran minister.
Anne Brontë – novelist
Charlotte Brontë – novelist
Emily Brontë-novelist, daughters of an Anglican vicar.
Gordon Brown- Former prime minister of Great Britain, son a of Church of Scotland minister.
Pearl S. Buck-A child of missionaries with her father being a minister.
Grover Cleveland-22nd and 24th President of the United States. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
Nat King Cole-singer and jazz pianist, son of a Baptist minister.
Alistair Cooke (1908- ), British author and journalist.
Alice Cooper – Born Vincent Furnier, Musician, son of a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ
Stephen Crane-Author of The Red Badge of Courage, son of a Methodist minister.
Aretha Franklin-“The Queen of Soul” and daughter of a Baptist minister.
Marvin Gaye-Musician, father and killer was minister Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr.
Carl Jung, psychiatrist, influential thinker and founder of analytical psychology was the son of pastor in the Swiss Reformed Church.
Henry Luce (1898-1967), U.S. editor and magazine publisher who founded Time, Fortune, and Life.
George McGovern (1922- ), U.S. senator from South Dakota.
Angela Merkel-Chancellor of Germany, chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (Germany), and a Lutheran pastor’s daughter.
Walter Mondale (1928- ), U.S. politician and vice-president.
Reinhold Neibuhr – Protestant Theologian. Son of a minister in the Evangelical Synod of North America, now the United Church of Christ.
Helmut Richard Neibuhr- Protestant theologians. Son of a minister in the Evangelical Synod of North America, now the United Church of Christ.
Sir Laurence Olivier (1907- ), British stage and screen actor.
Norman Vincent Peale (1898- ), U.S. Methodist minister and author.
Katy Perry-American pop singer-songwriter, daughter of two pastors.
The Pointer Sisters-Daughters of Church of God minister.
Condoleezza Rice–The United States’ 66th Secretary of State, daughter of a Presbyterian minister.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), French clergyman, physician, and musician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his missionary work in French Equatorial Africa.
Nina Simone-Her mother was a Methodist minister and as a girl she played at her church.
Harriet Beecher Stowe-Daughter of Lyman Beecher, and wife of a minister, who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Paul Tillich (1886-1965), German philosopher and Protestant theologian.
Vincent van Gogh, Artist.
Woodrow Wilson-28th President of the United States. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
Sir Christopher Wren, one of the greatest English architects of his time. Wren designed 53 London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect.
Wright brothers-Sons of Milton Wright (Bishop).
Malcolm X-A convert to Islam whose father is described as “an outspoken Baptist minister.”
Denzel Washington, actor. Son of a pentecostal preacher
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