God’s Children: A Gallery Of Famous Faces Who Were Raised As Good Wholesome Preacher’s Kids

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Celebrity Seeds, Did You Know, For Your Information

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They say we’re all God’s children, but these kids were a little closer than most.

Just because you might have been raised under the strict word of The father, the son and Holy spirit doesn’t mean you can’t go out into the secular world and find success amongst sinners. There are quite a few celebrites that grew up with a parent (usually the father) who was a man (or woman) of the Spirit.

We know you might be familiar with some of Hollyweird’s Holy hero’s and heroines, but not so familiar with others. In either case allow us to present the famous faces who were rasied as PK’s.

Peep the list after the flip

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Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul was raised by her father, prominent Baptist Minister, C.L. Franklin.

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Arsenio Hall

Mr. Woof-Woof-Woof also had a Baptist Minister for a father.

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Wyclef Jean

‘Clef’s daddy was the pastor in the Church Of Nazarene.

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Denzel Washington

The Training Day actor’s father was the pastor of a church in Harlem. Rev. Denzel Hayes Washingon Sr.


The Jonas Bros.

The famed boy band brothers are were devout Evangelical Christians in their younger years. Their father, Kevin Jonas Sr., is a pastor for the Assemblies of God.

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Katy Perry

BOTH of this racked-up chanteuse’s parents are Evangelical ministers.

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Monica’s mother, Marilyn, might not have been a preacher, but she was in the church choir. Does that count?


Nat King Cole

When Nat was 4 years old his family moved to Chicago where his father, Edward Coles, became a minister.


Phil Jackson

Similar to Katy Perry, both of the “Zen Master’s” parents were pastors, for the Assemblies of God.

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The Simmons Kids

We all know about these guys legendary, rhyme-spittin’ dad, and his conversion to the cloth.

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Jessica and Ashlee Simpson

We also know about how Jessica and Ashlee’s dad spent years kickin’ his love for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while also spreading his seed to other…people. Some alleged to be men…


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