List of Southern Baptist Convention affiliated people

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This list List of Southern Baptist Convention affiliated people includes notable individuals who are or were members of a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) or who are otherwise affiliated with the SBC.

Presidents, preachers, theologians, authors and missionaries[edit]


Richard Furman (1755-1825)
Annie Walker Armstrong, c. 1875


Billy Graham - Preacher and educator
President George W. Bush meets with the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention in the Oval Office at the White House. Pictured with the President are Dr. Morris Chapman, left, Dr. Frank Page and his wife Dayle Page.


Clarence Clemons - musician and actor


Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, and Republican candidate in the 2008 Presidential primaries



  • Alton Brown - celebrity chef and TV host
  • Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States. During his presidential campaign, Carter introduced the term "born-again" into mainstream American politics. Carter publicly identifies himself with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship because of his differences with the conservative direction of the SBC leadership and beliefs. In 2000 he announced that he was severing all links with the Southern Baptist Convention because of what he viewed as gender discrimination[4]
  • Bill Clinton, former President of the United States. Raised Southern Baptist, but left the Convention due to disagreement with its conservative positions.[5] Working with Jimmy Carter to conduct "Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant" meeting of over 30 liberal Baptist denominations and organizations in the US and Canada, which was held in Atlanta, January 30—February 1, 2008.[6][7]
  • Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993–2001); Democratic presidential candidate in 2000. Gore was raised as a Southern Baptist, but like Carter and Clinton, he formally left the Southern Baptist Convention due to his disagreements with many of the SBC's conservative positions.
  • Bill Moyers, raised a Southern Baptist and educated at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Now a member of The Riverside Church in New York City, a dually-aligned American Baptist-United Church of Christ congregation. Press secretary to President Lyndon B. Johnson, later publisher of Newsday, and well-known journalist and TV commentator (CBS and PBS).
  • Brad Pitt - Famous television actor; raised Southern Baptist, now agnostic.

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