Famous American Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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Spirituality and religion go hand in hand and yet are most diverse from each other. While religion restricts human to a particular belief and a way of worship, spirituality frees the soul and gives him/her the liberty to connect with the transcendental force without following any routine, procedure or theory. Though we may argue that the world is going under the pit with each passing day, thanks to the rise in violence, hatred and insanity, there, however, have been leaders who are safeguarding the globe and shaping the mind and spirit of humans. It is to these religious and spiritual leaders that we must owe our existence. Their power of positivity and love have influenced and touched the life of many. Like every country in the world, America has its own list of religious and spiritual leaders who have deeply influenced the life of not just Americans but people all over. Francis George, Peter Morales, John Taylor, George Storrs, James Freeman Clarke, Harold Klemp and George B Bacon are some of America’s religious and spiritual leaders. Browse through this section and discover the life and works of famous American spiritual and religious leaders.
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 1 
Billy Graham
(American Evangelist and an Ordained Southern Baptist Minister)
Billy Graham
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Birthdate: November 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 21, 2018
Billy Graham was an evangelist and an ordained SBC minister. He had been on Gallup's list of the 10 most admired men 61 times. He broadcast his sermons through radio and TV, and organized annual "Crusades,” or evangelistic campaigns. He owned several media outlets and advised many U.S. presidents. 
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Joseph Smith Jr.
(Religious Leader and Founder of 'Mormonism' and the Latter Day Saint Movement)
Joseph Smith Jr.
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Birthdate: December 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, United States
Died: May 27, 1844

Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr. is known as the founder of the Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement. He also published the Book of Mormon. He established his communities in Ohio and Missouri and eventually founded the city Nauvoo in Illinois, which became the center of his spiritual activities.

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Brigham Young
(Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Brigham Young
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Birthdate: June 1, 1801
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitingham
Died: August 29, 1877
Brigham Young, known as the "American Moses," was the second president of the LDS Church. He founded Salt Lake City, was the first governor of the Utah Territory, and led to the formation of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He was a polygamist who had 55 wives.
 4 
Ram Dass
(Spiritual Teacher)
Ram Dass
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Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: December 22, 2019

Ram Dass was an American spiritual teacher and psychologist. Born as Richard Alpert in Boston, he embraced Hinduism on a visit to India and changed his name. He traveled extensively, giving talks, and authored or co-authored many books on spirituality. He also founded the charitable organizations, Seva Foundation, and Hanuman Foundation. He was openly bisexual.

 5 
Louis Farrakhan
(Singer, Civil rights advocate, Religious servant, Journalist, Politician, Violinist, Anti-vaccine activist, Muslim minister)
Louis Farrakhan
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Birthdate: May 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Louis Farrakhan, formerly known as Louis X, is the leader of the ‘Nation of Islam’ which has been called a black nationalist organisation and a hate group. He has been described as anti-Semitic by monitoring organisations and has been accused of promoting anti-white theology and black superiority over whites. He was banned from Facebook in 2019 for being an extremist.

 6 
Charles Stanley
(Pastor, Radio personality)
Charles Stanley
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Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Pastor of the First Baptist Church Charles Stanley had also established In Touch Ministries. A born-again Christian since age 12, he later gained fame with his show In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, which was translated into 107 languages. He has also penned countless books on religion.
 7 
Russell M. Nelson
(17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Russell M. Nelson
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Birthdate: September 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Russell M. Nelson is an American religious leader and the current president of the Mormon Church. A former surgeon, Nelson is credited with co-developing the heart-lung machine, which was used in the first-ever open-heart surgery. He became a respected heart surgeon and went on to serve as the president of the Utah Medical Association before becoming a religious leader.

 8 
Jonathan Edwards
(Preacher, Theologian, Philosopher)
Jonathan Edwards
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Birthdate: October 5, 1703
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 22, 1758

Jonathan Edwards was an American philosopher, revivalist preacher, and Congregationalist Protestant theologian. Considered one of America's most prominent and influential philosophical theologians, Jonathan Edwards played a major role in shaping the Evangelical Revival of the 1730s and 1740s. His theological work is credited with paving the way for a new school of theology called the New England theology.

 9 
Charles Taze Russell
(Christian Restoration Minister)
Charles Taze Russell
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Birthdate: February 16, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: October 31, 1916

Charles Taze Russell was an American restorationist minister who is credited with founding the Bible Student movement, which formed the basis for several independent Bible Student groups. He is also credited with co-founding a not-for-profit, non-stock organization called the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, which is an important publisher of religious books in America.

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Thomas S. Monson
(16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Thomas S. Monson
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Birthdate: August 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: January 2, 2018
Thomas S. Monson was an American author and religious leader who served as the president of the Mormon Church from 2008 to 2018. Many adherents of the religion considered him to be a prophet, especially during his presidency. During his career, Monson received several honors, including the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
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Wallace Fard Muhammad
(American religious leader)
Wallace Fard Muhammad
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Birthdate: February 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 1934 AD

Wallace Fard Muhammad, who flounded the Nation of Islam, or Black Muslim, movement, was born in Mecca but later moved to the U.S. He mostly preached in and around Detroit and even opened the the Temple of Islam. Considered a reincarnation of Allah by his followers, he mysteriously disappeared in 1934.

 12 
Rick Warren
(Founder and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church)
Rick Warren
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Birthdate: January 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Rick Warren is an American pastor. He is credited with establishing Saddleback Church, one of the largest in the USA, where he serves as the senior pastor. Also an influential author, Warren's bible study book The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies, making him one of the bestselling authors in the USA.

 13 
Meir Kahane
(Politician, Rabbi, Journalist)
Meir Kahane
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Birthdate: August 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: November 5, 1990

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Meir Kahane was an Israeli rabbi, best remembered as the founder of the Kach Party. He moved to Israel after being imprisoned for alleged militant activities. Though he acquired a seat in the Israeli parliament, his party was banned for its racist nature.

 14 
David Miscavige
(Leader of the Church of Scientology)
David Miscavige
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Birthdate: April 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, United States

David Miscavige is the current leader of the Church of Scientology. After serving as a deputy to L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church, Miscavige took on the mantle of leadership after the former's demise. Miscavige is credited with establishing the Religious Technology Center to control and supervise the use of texts, symbols, and trademarks of Scientology and Dianetics.

 15 
Ralph Abernathy
(American Civil Rights Activist and 2nd President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1968 - 1977))
Ralph Abernathy
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Birthdate: March 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linden, Alabama, United States
Died: April 17, 1990
American civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy collaborated with Martin Luther King Jr to create the Montgomery Improvement Association.  Abernathy, who also served as an advisory committee member of the Congress on Racial Equality, addressed the United Nations about world peace in 1971. During the Wounded Knee incident of 1973, he helped broker a deal between the FBI and Indian protestors.
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Mother Angelica
(American Roman Catholic Nun)
Mother Angelica
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Birthdate: April 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 27, 2016

Born to Italian parents, amid poverty, in Ohio, Mother Angelica and her siblings were raised by her mother after her father abandoned them. Initially a factory worker, she later became a Poor Clare nun and also founded the Eternal Word Television Network, which streamed Catholic-oriented programs.

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Gordon B. Hinckley
(Religious Leader)
Gordon B. Hinckley
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Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: January 27, 2008

Religious leader Gordon B. Hinckley was the oldest President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). He built countless temples and also reconstructed the Nauvoo Illinois Temple. The Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was the son of LDS leader and religious speaker Bryant S. Hinckley.

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Elijah Muhammad
(Religious Leader)
Elijah Muhammad
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Birthdate: October 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sandersville
Died: February 25, 1975
Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad supported black nationalism for African-Americans. He was the leader of the religious movement known as the Nation of Islam from 1934 to 1975. He established the Muhammad University of Islam and was later imprisoned for it, based on complaints from various boards of education.
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Mary Baker Eddy
(Religious Leader)
Mary Baker Eddy
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Birthdate: July 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bow, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 3, 1910

Born to Congregationalist parents, Mary Baker Eddy had a difficult life, from losing her brother at 20, being widowed at 22, and then surviving a divorce. Remembered as the pioneer of Christian Science, she propagated faith healing and believed the cause of all illnesses lie in the human mind.

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Denmark Vesey
(Early 19th Century Free Black Pastor and Community Leader Accused of Planning the 1822 Slave Revolt)
Denmark Vesey
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Birthdate: 1767 AD
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: July 2, 1822

Sold as a slave in childhood, Denmark Vesey adopted the surname of his master. He later purchased his freedom with the money he had won in a lottery. Earning a living as a carpenter, he simultaneously launched a slave rebellion and planned a coup but was eventually hanged to death.

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Marshall Applewhite
(Religious leader)
Marshall Applewhite
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Birthdate: May 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spur, Texas, USA
Died: March 26, 1997

Marshall Applewhite, the founder of the 1970s’ cult Heaven's Gate, had initially aspired to become a priest and had then dabbled in music, before joining the army. He and 38 other cult followers committed mass suicide by consuming poison in 1997, believing aliens would carry them in the Hale-Bopp comet.

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Yusuf Estes
(American Muslim Preacher & Founder of Guide US TV)
Yusuf Estes
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Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Yusuf Estes, a Muslim convert, is a popular Islamic speaker. He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders in 2000. Estes now travels around the world and gives lectures on topics relating to Islam. He has served as a guest presenter at various Islamic events and frequently appears on various Islamic TV channels.
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Charles Coughlin
(Canadian-American Roman Catholic Priest and Founding Priest of the 'National Shrine of the Little Flower Church')
Charles Coughlin
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Birthdate: October 25, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: October 27, 1979

Charles Coughlin, or Father Coughlin, was a Roman Catholic “radio priest” and a pioneer of broadcasting sermons using radio as a medium. He established the Shrine of the Little Flower, and his magazine Social Justice was banned or violating the Espionage Act. He also penned several books.

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Frances Xavier Cabrini
(Italian-American Catholic Religious Sister and Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Frances Xavier Cabrini
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Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: December 22, 1917

Frances Xavier Cabrini was an Italian-American nun who founded a Catholic religious institute called the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The institute played a major role in supporting Italian immigrants to the US. In 1946, Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

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John Witherspoon
(Scottish-American Presbyterian Minister, Educator and a Founding Father of the United States)
John Witherspoon
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Birthdate: February 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gifford, Scotland
Died: November 15, 1794

John Witherspoon was a Scottish American slaveholder, Presbyterian minister, and Founding Father of the United States. A signatory to the Declaration of Independence, Witherspoon also signed the Articles of Confederation. He also played a crucial role in shaping public policy in the United States of America.

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David Koresh
(Religious Leader)
David Koresh
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Birthdate: August 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Died: April 19, 1993
David Koresh was the leader of the religious sect Branch Davidians. The self-proclaimed prophet was accused of rape and child abuse, and also fathered 15 children through various women of the sect. He and over 70 followers died in a fire during the Waco Siege launched by the FBI.
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Joseph F. Smith
(6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1901 - 1918))
Joseph F. Smith
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Birthdate: November 13, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Far West, Missouri, United States
Died: November 19, 1918

Joseph F. Smith was an American political and religious leader. From 1901 to 1918, he served as the president of the Mormon Church. An influential president of the church, Joseph F. Smith's teachings were the course of study in the Church's Melchizedek priesthood classes and Sunday Relief Society for the year 2000–01.

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David Berg
(Founder and Leader of the New Religious Movement Currently Known as 'The Family International')
David Berg
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Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: October 1, 1994

The founder of the hippie Christian cult named Children of God, or The Family International, religious leader David Berg, was also known as Father David. He was later accused of encouraging pedophilia and asking women to be “Hookers for Christ.” He also communicated with fellow cult members through codes.

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Shmuley Boteach
(Writer, Theologian, Rabbi)
Shmuley Boteach
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Birthdate: November 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles

Orthodox rabbi and author Shmuley Boteach, also known as the host of Shalom in the Home, soared to international fame with the release of his book Kosher Sex. The father of nine was a spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson and has founded the pro-Israel non-profit The World Values Network.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson
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Birthdate: April 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Died: June 12, 1994

Menachem Mendel Schneerson was an Orthodox Jewish rabbi. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential Jewish leaders, Schneerson is best remembered for leading the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Under his leadership, the movement became one of the world's most influential and widespread Jewish movements. Menachem Mendel Schneerson was posthumously honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in 1994.

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David Jeremiah
(Evangelist, Founder of 'Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries' and Senior Pastor of 'Shadow Mountain Community Church')
David Jeremiah
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Birthdate: February 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

David Jeremiah is an American evangelical Christian author. He is credited with founding Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries which focuses on propagating his sermons through radio and TV. The Turning Point program has earned him many awards including the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters award. David Jeremiah also serves as a senior pastor at the Shadow Mountain Community Church.

Father Yod
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Birthdate: July 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: August 25, 1975

Father Yod was an American spiritual leader and singer. He established a spiritual commune called the Source Family, which was influenced by the philosophy and teachings of Harbhajan Singh Khalsa. Father Yod is credited with setting up America's first health food restaurants. He is also credited with forming Ya Ho Wha 13, a psychedelic rock band.

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Theodore Hesburgh
(15th President of the University of Notre Dame)
Theodore Hesburgh
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Birthdate: May 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: February 26, 2015

Theodore Hesburgh was an American educator, social activist, and author. Over the course of his career, Hesburgh was involved in several American governmental and civic initiatives, international humanitarian projects, commissions, and papal assignments. In 1964, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2000, he received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.

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Timothy M. Dolan
(Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest)
Timothy M. Dolan
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Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis

The archbishop of New York, Timothy M. Dolan has previously also served as the archbishop of Milwaukee. He has also penned several religious books, such as Doers of the Word and Called to Be Holy. He was also assigned with the task of handling cases of priests engaging in sexual abuse.

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Joseph Franklin Rutherford
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Birthdate: November 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morgan County
Died: January 8, 1942

Joseph Franklin Rutherford was an American lawyer who later developed an interest in the teachings of Charles Taze Russell. Eventually, he joined the Bible Student movement and later became the president of the Watch Tower Tract Society. Also an author, Joseph Franklin Rutherford wrote 21 books and distributed almost 400 million booklets and books.

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Joseph Smith, III
(Religious leader)
Joseph Smith, III
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Birthdate: November 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 10, 1914

Joseph Smith III was an American religious leader best known as the son of Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith III served as the Prophet-President of the Community of Christ and presided over the church for 54 years until his death in 1914. He made immense contributions to the development of the church, which earned him the nickname, the pragmatic prophet.

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Ann Lee
(American Religious Leader)
Ann Lee
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Birthdate: February 29, 1736
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 8, 1784

Ann Lee is remembered as the founder of the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, for their ritual of shaking during worshipping. Born to a blacksmith in England, she initially worked at a textile mill and later ushered her movement into the U.S.

Oliver Cowdery
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Birthdate: October 3, 1806
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wells
Died: March 3, 1850

Oliver Cowdery was an American religious leader who played an important role during the developmental duration of the Latter Day Saint movement in the 1830s. The first baptized Latter Day Saint, Cowdery was also the Second Elder of the church and one of the first apostles of the Latter Day Saint movement.

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Prem Rawat
(American International Speaker and Author)
Prem Rawat
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Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Indian-American public speaker and bestselling author Prem Rawat, son of an Indian guru who founded Divine Light Mission, pioneered the technique of meditation known as "peace education" and "knowledge." He often pilots his own private jet to preach his messages to various countries and has also launched a charitable foundation.

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Adi Da
(Founder of Adidam)
Adi Da
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Birthdate: November 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: November 27, 2008

Adi Da was an American writer, spiritual teacher, and artist. He first achieved popularity during the 1970s for his public talks and books. He is credited with founding a new religious movement called Adidam. A controversial personality, Adi Da was later accused by his former followers of brainwashing, assault, sexual abuse, and false imprisonment.

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Michael Beckwith
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Birthdate: 1956 AD

Michael Beckwith is an American New Thought minister. He is credited with founding a New Thought church called the Agape International Spiritual Center in 1986. Today, the community has more than 9,000 members and is expected to expand in the future. Also an influential writer, Beckwith's book Spiritual Liberation earned him the Gold Medal Nautilus Book Award.

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Gene Robinson
(Former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire)
Gene Robinson
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Birthdate: May 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Gene Robinson is an American former bishop associated with the Episcopal Church. Gene Robinson is renowned for being the first openly gay man to be consecrated as a bishop in a prominent Christian denomination. His life and career have been the subject of articles in print media and films.

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Tenskwatawa
(Political leader)
Tenskwatawa
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Birthdate: 1775
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: October 31, 1836

Tenskwatawa was a Native American political and religious leader. Remembered for changing his ways after a near-death experience, Tenskwatawa led a purification movement that condemned the consumption of alcohol and promoted unity among Native Americans. He became known as the Prophet among his ethnic group and accumulated several followers.

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Wilford Woodruff
(American Religious Leader)
Wilford Woodruff
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Birthdate: March 1, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 2, 1898

Wilford Woodruff was an American religious leader. From 1889 until his death in 1898, Woodruff served as the president of the Mormon Church. He is credited with ending the public practice of polygamy among the members of the Church in 1890. Woodruff's journals are regarded as an important contribution to the Mormon Church history.

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Ezra Taft Benson
(15th United States Secretary of Agriculture (1953 - 1961))
Ezra Taft Benson
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Birthdate: August 4, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whitney, Idaho, United States
Died: May 30, 1994

Ezra Taft Benson was the great-grandson of LDS leader Ezra Taft Benson. When his father left for his missionary activities, Benson took on the family's responsibilities by working on their farm. He later became the president of the LDS Church and also won accolades such as the Presidential Citizens Medal.

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Kirtanananda Swami
(Gaudiya Vaishnava Guru and the Co-founder of New Vrindaban)
Kirtanananda Swami
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Birthdate: September 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Died: October 24, 2011

Vaishnava guru and New Vrindaban co-founder Kirtanananda Swami, better known as Bhaktipada, was born into a Baptist family. In spite of receiving a fellowship to study at Columbia University, he quit academics and joined ISKCON instead. He was later expelled from ISKCON after he was found guilty of child molestation.

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David O. McKay
(9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
David O. McKay
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Birthdate: September 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntsville, Utah, United States
Died: January 18, 1970

David O. McKay, son of Utah senate member David McKay, had been the president of the LDS Church for almost 2 decades. He had initially been a missionary in Scotland and had then been a faculty member and a principal at what is now known as the Weber State University.

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Sidney Rigdon
(American Religious Leader During the Early History of the Latter Day Saint Movement)
Sidney Rigdon
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Birthdate: February 19, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Clair Township,Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 14, 1876

Sidney Rigdon was a leading figure of the Latter Day Saint movement during its early history. He became a member of the Peter's Creek Baptist Church of Library following his baptism. He was close friends with Adamson Bentley, with who he jointly preached for years. Besides preaching, he also worked as a journeyman tanner.

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J. Z. Knight
(Psychic, Writer)
J. Z. Knight
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Birthdate: March 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roswell

American mystic and spiritual author J. Z. Knight claims she had channelized a spirit she calls Ramtha. She founded the Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, where she teaches Ramtha’s preachings, though she has courted controversy for her anti-semitic, homophobic, and unscientific comments. She believes Ramtha heals better than medicine.

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Lorenzo Snow
(American Religious Leader)
Lorenzo Snow
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Birthdate: April 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mantua Township, Ohio, United States
Died: October 10, 1901

Lorenzo Snow was an American religious leader who became the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1898. A school teacher by profession, he became involved in church services as a young man. In his later years, he founded a society called the Polysophical Society. He married multiple times and had many children.