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.
David KoreshDavid Koresh
17 August 1959
Religious Leader
Elijah MuhammadElijah Muhammad
07 October 1897
Religious Leader

Ram DassRam Dass
06 April 1931
Spiritual Teacher

David MiscavigeDavid Miscavige
30 April 1960
Leader of the Church of Scientology

Brigham Young Brigham Young
01 June 1801
Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of

Russell M. NelsonRussell M. Nelson
09 September 1924
Religious Leader, Surgeon
Rick WarrenRick Warren
28 January 1954
 

Leigh Taylor-YoungLeigh Taylor-Young
25 January 1945
Actress

Charles Taze RussellCharles Taze Russell
16 February 1852
Christian Restoration Minister
Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902
Rabbi

Mary Baker EddyMary Baker Eddy
16 July 1821
Religious Leader
Thomas Spencer MonsonThomas S. Monson
21 August 1927
 

Gordon B. HinckleyGordon B. Hinckley
23 June 1910
Religious Leader

Frances Xavier CabriniFrances Xavier Cabrini
15 July 1850
Nun

Theodore HesburghTheodore Hesburgh
25 May 1917
15th President of the University of Notre Dame

Adi DaAdi Da
03 November 1939
Founder of Adidam
Joseph B. SoloveitchikJoseph B. Soloveitchik
27 February 1903
Rabbi

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
05 October 1703
American preacher

Archibald AlexanderArchibald Alexander
17 April 1772
American theologian

Marshall ApplewhiteMarshall Applewhite
17 May 1931
Religious leader
Charles StanleyCharles Stanley
25 September 1932
Pastor, Radio personality

Arlyn PhoenixArlyn Phoenix
31 December 1944
 
Wallace Fard MuhammadWallace Fard Muhammad
26 February 1877
American religious leader

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971
Engineer

Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress
29 November 1955
Religious leader
Bernice KingBernice King
28 March 1963
Actress

Timothy M. DolanTimothy M. Dolan
06 February 1950
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest
CochiseCochise
 

Kent HovindKent Hovind
15 January 1953
Evangelist

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
01 August 1932
Politician, Rabbi, Journalist
Mother AngelicaMother Angelica
20 April 1923
Nun

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J. C. Watts, Jr.J. C. Watts
18 November 1957
Politician
Radhanath SwamiRadhanath Swami
07 December 1950
Spiritual Leader

Prem RawatPrem Rawat
10 December 1957
Writer

Michael BeckwithMichael Beckwith
1956 AD
Author

Ezra Taft BensonEzra Taft Benson
04 August 1899
Religious Leader
J. Z. KnightJ. Z. Knight
16 March 1946
Psychic, Writer
Joseph F. SmithJoseph F. Smith
13 November 1838
Political leader

Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton
28 August 1774
Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun

Father YodFather Yod
04 July 1922
 

Shmuley BoteachShmuley Boteach
19 November 1966
Writer, Theologian, Rabbi
Joseph Franklin RutherfordJoseph Franklin Rutherford
08 November 1869
Lawyer, Judge

Increase MatherIncrease Mather
21 June 1639
Clergyman

John Shelby SpongJohn Shelby Spong
16 June 1931
Priest, Theologian, Philosopher, Writer

Leonidas PolkLeonidas Polk
10 April 1806
Bishop

Wilford WoodruffWilford Woodruff
01 March 1807
Religious leader
John Dominic CrossanJohn Dominic Crossan
17 February 1934
Theologian

Paul WeyrichPaul Weyrich
07 October 1942
Journalist
Oliver CowderyOliver Cowdery
03 October 1806
 

David O. McKayDavid O. McKay
08 September 1873
Religious Leader

Minnie VautrinMinnie Vautrin
27 September 1886
Missionary
Suhaib WebbSuhaib Webb
29 June 1972
 

Gene RobinsonGene Robinson
29 May 1947
Bishop
WovokaWovoka
1856 AD
Religious leader

Lorenzo SnowLorenzo Snow
03 April 1814
Political Leader

Sidney RigdonSidney Rigdon
19 February 1793
Religious Leader

James StrangJames Strang
21 March 1813
Politician

Thomas HookerThomas Hooker
05 July 1586
Preacher
Paul MarcinkusPaul Marcinkus
15 January 1922
Archbishop

Edward EganEdward Egan
02 April 1932
Bishop

Bob LarsonBob Larson
28 May 1944
Television evangelist

Nate SaintNate Saint
30 August 1923
Aviator
Moshe FeinsteinMoshe Feinstein
03 March 1895
Theologian, Rabbi, Philosopher

Angela Warnick BuchdahlAngela Warnick Buchdahl
08 July 1972
Rabbi
Avery DullesAvery Dulles
24 August 1918
Theologian

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
29 November 1908
Politician

Stephen Samuel WiseStephen Samuel Wise
17 March 1874
Rabbi
Katharine Jefferts SchoriKatharine Jefferts Schori
26 March 1954
Bishop

Samuel SeaburySamuel Seabury
30 November 1729
Bishop
William Ellery ChanningWilliam Ellery Channing
07 April 1780
Preacher

CornplanterCornplanter
1750 AD
politician

Mordecai KaplanMordecai Kaplan
11 June 1881
Rabbi
Howard FinsterHoward Finster
02 December 1916
Artist

John Humphrey NoyesJohn Humphrey Noyes
03 September 1811
Preacher
Phineas Parkhurst QuimbyPhineas Parkhurst Quimby
16 February 1802
Clockmaker

WashakieWashakie
1800 AD
tribal chief

Francis AsburyFrancis Asbury
20 August 1745
Bishop

Henry Highland GarnetHenry Highland Garnet
23 December 1815
Minister
John Gresham MachenJohn Gresham Machen
28 July 1881
Theologian
Daya MataDaya Mata
31 January 1914
Religious Leader

Eliza R. SnowEliza R. Snow
21 January 1804
Poet

Philip KapleauPhilip Kapleau
20 August 1912
Religious Teacher

John WoolmanJohn Woolman
19 October 1720
Religious leader
Hiram Bingham IHiram Bingham I
30 October 1789
Missionary

John MottJohn Mott
25 May 1865
Evangelist

John McCloskeyJohn McCloskey
10 March 1810
Archbishop

Alexander CrummellAlexander Crummell
03 March 1819
Minister

Gideon BlackburnGideon Blackburn
27 August 1772
Evangelist
Antoinette Brown BlackwellAntoinette Brown Blackwell
20 May 1825
Protestant minister

Richard G. ScottRichard G. Scott
07 November 1928
Nuclear engineer
Jacob NeusnerJacob Neusner
28 July 1932
Academic

W. Wallace SmithW. Wallace Smith
18 November 1900
Prophet-President
Mother Mary AlphonsaMother Mary Alphonsa
20 May 1851
Writer
Richard MatherRichard Mather
1596 AD
Minister