Celebs Who Seemingly Found Religion Overnight

Finding God, religion, or some degree of spirituality can be a good thing. The person who discovers faith or connects with God can often turn a wayward life around or become a better person because of the acceptance of divine entity in their life. But while finding religion for most folks is usually something of a long process, sometimes it happens seemingly overnight. These famous folks all seemed to find religion rather quickly and for specific reasons.

Justin Bieber

While The Biebs is often the center of attention for his hair, his bad boy behavior, and his occasional relationship with Selena Gomez, did you know that the singer is actually a very devout Christian? He has a Jesus tattoo on the back of his calf. He also recently told Rolling Stone that he wants to live like Christ. If that's the case, the kid better get his hands on a Bible and read it cover to cover. JC wasn't throwing eggs at his neighbors nor smoking weed onstage. He wasn't consorting with Gomez, either. The Biebs also explained why his lack of church attendance still aligns with his faith and devotion to the Man up stairs: "you don't need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco." Let's not even attempt to dissect that flawed logic. You better start reading that Bible, Biebs.

Brian "Head" Welch

The once and current Korn guitarist left the band and became a Bible-touting, Born Again Christian in 2005, disavowing his former partying lifestyle. He continued making music in service to the Lord. His conversion felt out of nowhere both to fans and to the casual rock fan. But the dreadlocked riffmaster was super dedicated, very vocal, and extremely public about his conversion. He eventually returned to Korn but remained committed to his faith.


With a name like "Madonna," it's obvious that the pop diva has Catholic roots. However, out of nowhere, she donned the signature red bracelet and became one of the most visible and famous followers of Kabbalah, which includes the study Jewish mysticism. She began to study the religion at the suggestion of her then-friend Sandra Bernhard, according to the L.A. Times. A later New York profile revealed that Her Madgesty is supremely serious about the religion and its services. That's likely due to its emphasis on strong women.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes was raised Catholic before she met her now ex-husband Tom Cruise. She was also a normal actress, by Hollywood standards, before she swapped vows with Scientology's poster boy. But once the duo wed, Holmes began taking courses. Her interest in the controversial religion seemed like a move to please her new husband after their whirlwind romance. But she eventually bounced from the marriage and the religion both. Every move since seems to indicate she doesn't want their daughter Suri involved in Scientology. She must be considered a seriously suppressive person. The Huffington Post reports that Holmes has since returned to practicing Catholicism.

Jane Fonda

After the end of her marriage to known atheist Ted Turner, the actress published a lengthy blog post on her website in 2009, confessing that she had converted to Christianity. It was a very detailed and sincere explanation of her newfound faith. It was also a bit surprising, since she, too, had been an atheist.

Insane Clown Posse

The rapping duo from Detroit call their fans "juggalos," a distinction that has lead to them being placed on an FBI gang list, according to Spin. Despite their love of spraying Faygo soda on their crowds and for dropping thuggish lyrics, it has been suggested that they are really Evangelical Christians using music as a front to attract the wayward and the lost. A lengthy Guardian article purported to expose the group's undercover evangelicalism, though Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have gone on to say that the claims aren't quite true. No matter religion the Posse does or doesn't practice, we know one thing for sure: no one knows how magnets work.

Isla Fisher

The redheaded Aussie actress converted to Judaism when she married funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat. But it wasn't an overnight discovery by any means, even if it seemed that way to the outside observer. According to Convert Confidential, Fisher underwent three years of study before making a full conversion in 2007.