Some stars attribute their success to their work ethic, to luck, or even (the really honest ones) to famous family members who gave them a leg up. But the following entertainers attribute their fame and success to God. Here are 15 stars who go to church faithfully and are devoted to God.
Bassett attends the same church as Denzel Washington—the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. The actress has said, “Loving God is like my being Black. I just am.”
Harvey is so devoted to God that he advises his fans and followers not to date atheists because they have no “moral barometer.” He has openly credited God with all of his success, saying, “God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. God is, man, God is something else man.”
Smiley ends his BET talk show by saying “be blessed” and has said that he believes God is on everyone’s side.
Mase was once one of hip-hop’s biggest stars in the ’90s, but he left all that behind to become the head of a church in Atlanta. He has since left the church to return to music, but still holds on strong to his faith.
The Olympic gold medalist’s father was a minister and she attributes her success as a sprinter to God. She has said, “For me, my faith is the reason that I run.”
“It’s simple: when God is for you, who can be against you?”
Since being acquitted of murder charges, the NFL star has turned his life completely over to God. He used to quote the bible during pre-game speeches when he was playing.
Denzel has admitted that he considered becoming a preacher at one time and that he reads his bible daily. In 1995, the star donated $2.5 million to his church, the West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
Michael Eric Dyson
Most already know that the radio personality is religious, but what they don’t know is that he is an ordained Baptist minister.
Good actually took a vow of celibacy before getting married to Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and film producer Devon Franklin. She said that God told her he was the one:
“God told me flat out that Devon was my husband.”
Dr. Cornel West
West is so devoted to Jesus that he would like to be like him. When asked which disciple he emulates, West said that he would prefer to be like the son of God over the disciples.
Union regularly tweets about how much she loves Jesus and has said she goes to confession because she isn’t sure how some of her career decisions sit with God.
Perry says he bases his shows around Christian family values. According to Perry, he owes too much to God not to involve him in his work.
When the actor was once pulled over for going 109 MPH, he told police that he was speeding because he was late for church service.
The NFL coach once considered leaving the world of football behind because he believed his calling was to be a prison minister.
When the members of Destiny’s Child went their separate ways to focus on their solo careers, Williams was the only one who decided to focus on gospel music.