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Famous Blacks and Adventists

Compiled by Benjamin Baker

It’s amazing how many famous black people are, or have been, Seventh-day Adventists! The list of onetime Adventists includes a US president’s grandfather, America’s best authors, the world’s fastest person, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, the most influential civil rights leaders, the greatest rap groups of all time, the father of rock and roll and other Grammy award-winning musicians, and elite physicians. Their influence has spanned the globe and transformed our modern world. Here are more than one hundred famous blacks and their relationship to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Musicians

Actors and Producers 

Athletes

Activists, Lawyers, and Politicians

Not Quite Adventist...

Devon Franklin

Franklin is a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist and an ordained minister. He is known for observing the seventh-day Sabbath and other Adventist principles despite the demands of Hollywood.

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