List of Baptists

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This list of Baptists covers those who were members of Baptist churches or raised in such. It does not imply that all were practicing Baptists or remained so all their lives. As an article of faith, Baptists do not baptize infants, but believers after conversion. Abbreviations of countries: Australia (A); Brazil (Br); Burma (Bu); Canada (Ca); China (C); Rep. of Congo (Kinshasa) (CK); Rep. of Congo (Leopoldville) (CL); England (E); India (I); Isle of Man (IoM); Jamaica (J); Japan (Jp); New Zealand (NZ); Puerto Rico (PR); Romania (R); Scotland (S); Sri Lanka, Ceylon (SL); Ukraine (Uk); United States and previous colonies (US);



Authors, writers, and journalists


Entertainers, movie and television personalities

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Johnny Cash
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Kevin Costner

Industrialists and business leaders

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Truett Cathy



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President Warren G. Harding
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President Andrew Johnson
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President Harry S. Truman

Preachers and theologians

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Billy Graham
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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C. H. Spurgeon, "The Prince of Preachers"


Fictional Baptists



Yes, I'm gonna get me religion, I'm gonna join the Baptist Church.
You know I wanna be a Baptist preacher, just so I won't have to work.
I was third alto on the second row of the First Baptist church choir
I was keeper of the minutes for the Tri Delts, in charge of the homecoming bonfire
I was a straight 'A', straight laced, level-headed as they come
And parked at the Sonic, isn't that ironic, when my whole world came undone
One slot over was a calf roper giving me his George Strait smile
And before I knew Miss Good-Two-Shoes was two-steppin', runnin' wild.
If she seems bitter of other ways,
Seems to have lost her Baptist ways,
If the truth comes harder than a lie,
If she's guilty, so am I
Somewhere in the middle of "Have Thy Own Way,"
She left an empty pew;
She said 'I think that's what I'll do.'"



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