Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. The group reports a worldwide membership of approximately 8.7 million adherents involved in evangelism and an annual Memorial attendance of over 17 million. In this article, the writer present to you 8 top celebrities you may not known we're Jehovah witness or were raised as Jehovah witnesses.
Below is the list
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court
Serena and sister Venus were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses by their mother Oracene Price.Serena Williams is a Jehovah's Witness. She'd been honoring the religion since the '80s, when her mother converted. However, she didn't seem to fully practice the religion until 2017. Serena shared, "Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it." However, she's always believed in Jehovah and was grateful for her faith, as she believed it helped propel her career.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time
The late rapper whose real name is Christopher Wallace was raised as a JW by his mother, Voletta Wallace.
His grandparents largely raised him as a JW. This was because his father left the family when he was very young, and his mum was also very busy with her profession as a nurse. His mum, Debra Atkins left the JW when he was 12 years. The denomination might have influenced his choice of stage name, JA RULE.
His stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.
The revered rapper died on September 13, 1996, six days after an unknown gunman in a white Cadillac shot him four times in his chest. He is also reported to have been brought up as a JW.
Donald McKinley Glover Jr., also known by the stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, singer, rapper, stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and director. After working on Derrick Comedy while studying at New York University, Glover was hired at age 23 by Tina Fey as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
In an interview, he confirmed that he was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. He revealed that his parents tried so much to keep him ‘away from the temptations of Satan’ so much so that he wasn’t even allowed to watch The Simpsons. Mimicking his parents, he revealed that his parents would say to him, “Bart Simpson’s a bad influence, the Simpsons are no go.”
The rapper revealed that because his parents were JW, they didn’t particularly care about rap music. He explained that anytime they caught him listening to rap music with his headphone, they would get the headphone and break it into pieces. He got fed up and decided to rap his stuff so that his parents will not be able to take that away from him.
Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame, has said that his kids attend Jehovah's Witness meetings though he doesn't believe in going to Church. Is there is a secret that he wants to tap for his kids? Both his kids are upcoming rappers who have already featured on at least one track with the father.
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century.
Micheal Jackson was a Jehovah's Witness. Even when he was disfellowshipped, he still insisted that his children attend their meetings.
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