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.
Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan

11 May 1933

David KoreshDavid Koresh

17 August 1959

Elijah MuhammadElijah Muhammad

07 October 1897

David MiscavigeDavid Miscavige

30 April 1960

Brigham Young Brigham Young

01 June 1801

Ram DassRam Dass

06 April 1931

Russell M. NelsonRussell M. Nelson

09 September 1924

Charles Taze RussellCharles Taze Russell

16 February 1852

Rick WarrenRick Warren

28 January 1954

Mary Baker Eddy Mary Baker Eddy

16 July 1821

Thomas Spencer MonsonThomas S. Monson

21 August 1927

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Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley

23 June 1910

Adi DaAdi Da

03 November 1939

Joseph B. SoloveitchikJoseph B. Soloveitchik

27 February 1903

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards

05 October 1703

Archibald AlexanderArchibald Alexander

17 April 1772

Joseph SmithJoseph Smith

23 December 1805

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Arlyn PhoenixArlyn Phoenix

31 December 1944

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley

25 September 1932

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki

22 April 1971

Ellen G. WhiteEllen G. White

26 November 1827

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane

01 August 1932


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Father DamienFather Damien

03 January 1840


11 August 1967

Timothy M. DolanTimothy M. Dolan

06 February 1950

Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton

28 August 1774

Father YodFather Yod

04 July 1922

Shmuley BoteachShmuley Boteach

19 November 1966

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Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller

18 November 1945

J. Z. KnightJ. Z. Knight

16 March 1946

Michael BeckwithMichael Beckwith

John Shelby SpongJohn Shelby Spong

16 June 1931

Joseph Franklin RutherfordJoseph Franklin Rutherford

08 November 1869

Oliver CowderyOliver Cowdery

03 October 1806

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Bob LarsonBob Larson

28 May 1944

Suhaib WebbSuhaib Webb

29 June 1972

Minnie VautrinMinnie Vautrin

27 September 1886

Nate SaintNate Saint

30 August 1923

Moshe FeinsteinMoshe Feinstein

03 March 1895

Paul WeyrichPaul Weyrich

07 October 1942

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1800 AD

Richard G. ScottRichard G. Scott

07 November 1928

Marc GafniMarc Gafni

1960 AD

Robert BarclayRobert Barclay

23 December 1648

Sheyann WebbSheyann Webb

17 February 1956

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William MillerWilliam Miller

15 February 1782

John CarrollJohn Carroll

08 January 1735

John BirchJohn Birch

08 May 1918

Timothy Joseph LyneTimothy Joseph Lyne

21 March 1919

Bernard Joseph McLaughlinBernard Joseph McLaughlin

19 November 1912

Bernard Ferdinand PoppBernard Ferdinand Popp

06 December 1917

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Innocent LotockyInnocent Lotocky

03 November 1915

Joseph BatesJoseph Bates

08 July 1792

Barnett Robert BricknerBarnett Robert Brickner

14 September 1892