39 Famous Children of Pastors And Ministers

Growing up in the church as the pastor’s kid can sometimes be a tough gig. You may think it’s uncommon, but there are actually a ton of celebrities and famous people who had pastors or ministers as fathers. Several famous musicians, actors and politicians have parents who are pastors and ministers. Some of these celebrities’ fathers are Baptist preachers and others have parents who are youth pastors. A few celebrities even have fathers who are Greek Orthodox priests.

Who is the most famous person who is the child of a pastor or minister? tops our list. Her parents are pastors. Jessica and Ashley Simpson’s father is a youth minister, which affected the way that both girls grew up differently. Jessica remained a virgin until marriage, while Ashlee rebelled. Condoleezza Rice’s father worked as a Presbyterian minister on the weekends. Kelis’ father was a church minister and jazz musician.

Several famous men are also the children of pastors and ministers. Denzel Washington’s father is a Pentecostal minister. Demetri Martin’s father is a Greek Orthodox priest. Joel Osteen’s father started the Lakewood Church in 1958. Believe it or not, Alice Cooper’s father was a minister.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington’s father is a Pentecostal minister.

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Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper’s father was a minister.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s parents are pastors.

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Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh’s father is a Presbyterian pastor.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s father was the pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit .

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s father was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean’s father was pastor at Newark’s Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene.

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Jessica Simpson’s father is a youth minister.

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Malcolm X

Malcom X’s father was a Baptist preacher.

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh’s father was a Protestant minister.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone’s father was a handyman and preacher.

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Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison’s father was a Pentecostal preacher.

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke’s father was a minister in Chicago.

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David Tennant

David Tennant’s father was a a Presbyterian minister.

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George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos’ father is a reverend and the Dean at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in NYC.

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Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson’s parent’s were Catholic missionaries.

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The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters’ father was a reverend.

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Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson’s parents were Pentecostal ministers.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s father was pastor of the First Unitarian Church.

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Joy Williams

Joy Williams’ father is a preacher and executive director of Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center.

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Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole’s father was a Baptist preacher.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s father was a county clergyman.

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Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas’ father is a a former Christian minister.

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Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford’s parents are leaders in the Vineyard Church.

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Caleb Followill

Caleb Followill’s father is a preacher in the Pentecostal church.

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Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice’s father worked as a Presbyterian minister on the weekends.

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Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. is the son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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Kelis

Kelis’ father was a church minister and jazz musician.

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Lemmy

Lemmy’s father was a member of the clergy.

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Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas’ father was a Christian minister.

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Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall’s father is a Baptist minister.

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Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson’s father is youth minister.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye’s father was a reverend.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche’s father was a Lutheran preacher.

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Anne Heche

Anne Heche’s father was a Baptist minister.

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Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin’s father is a Greek Orthodox priest.

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Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas’ father was a pastor.

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Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen’s father started the Lakewood Church in 1958.

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Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown’s father was a Church of Scotland minister.

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Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder’s father was a pastor.

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