List of people who converted to Christianity

List of people who converted to Christianity
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C. S. Lewis • M. Fuchida • C. Soong • B. Jindal • M. Oufkir A. Gbaja-Biamila • G. K. Skanderbeg • E. N. Kusturica • C. S. Menem • Chamillionaire R. A. Yousef • G. Jellinek • The Apostle Paul • B. Dylan • T. Y. Boni F. P. B. Bok • Pocahontas • H. W. H. Pokai • L. Eiríksson • C. F. V. A. C. Augustus
Total population
2,501,396 every year, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia[1]
Another estimate says in Africa, every year, 6 million people convert to Christianity[2].

The following is a list of notable people who converted to Christianity from a different religion or no religion. This article addresses only past voluntary professions of faith by the individuals listed, and is not intended to address ethnic, cultural, or other considerations such as Marriage. Certain people listed here may be lapsed or former converts, or their current religious identity may be ambiguous, uncertain or disputed. Such cases are noted in their list entries.


From Abrahamic religions

From Islam

Abo of Tiflis, a Christian activist and the Patron AMR Saint of the city of Tbilisi, Georgia.[3]
Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad - Egyptian former Muslim sheikh.[citation needed]
Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian American writer and public speaker.[4]
Mohammed Hegazy the first Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity to seek official recognition of his conversion from the Egyptian Government.[6]
Italian journalist Magdi Allam converted to Roman Catholicism during the Vatican's 2008 Easter vigil service presided over by Pope Benedict XVI.[7]
Born into a Muslim Batak family, Indonesian Prime Minister Amir Sjarifuddin converted to Christianity in 1931, upon which his fervently Islamic mother committed suicide.[8]






  • Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad - an Egyptian former Muslim sheikh. For more than 20 years, el-Akkad was a member of the fundamentalist Islamic group Da'wa el Tabligh, which actively proselytized non-Muslims but strictly opposed violence. He also led a mosque community in Al-Haram, in the Giza area adjacent to Cairo. In 1994, he published, Islam: the Religion, a 500-page book reviewing the traditional beliefs and dogmas of Islam. He late became disillusioned with Islam and began to question certain Islamic tenets. A theological discourse with a Christian led him to conduct an intensive study of Christian Scripture, after which he converted to Christianity in January 2005.[citation needed]
  • Estevanico - Berber originally from Morocco and one of the early explorers of the Southwestern United States.[43]
  • Gulshan Esther - Pakistani convert from Islam to Christianity.[44]


  • Nurta Mohamed Farah - A 17-year-old girl in Somalia who converted to Christianity from Islam was shot to death in an apparent "honor killing," possibly by her own relatives.[45]
  • Donald Fareed - Iranian Christian tele-evangelist and minister.[46]
  • Jacob Frank - 18th century Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi, and also of King David. Frank publicly converted to Islam in 1757 and later to Christianity at Poland in 1759, but actually presented himself as the Messiah of a syncretic derivation of Shabbatai Zevi's Messianism now referred to as Frankism.[47]




  • Tunch Ilkin - former American football player.[57]
  • Nagla al-Imam - the prominent Egyptian lawyer and women's rights activist who announced her conversion to Christianity in Cairo. The announcement brought shock waves in and beyond Egypt. This is perhaps the first case ever of its kind, where a Muslim woman, who is also a Sharia expert, has openly challenged Islamic apostasy laws from within the Muslim world. [58]
  • Qadry Ismail - former American football player.[59]
  • Raghib Ismail - former American football player.[60]




  • Imad ud-din Lahiz - Prolific Islamic writer, preacher and Qur'anic translator.[68]
  • Fernão Lopez - first known permanent inhabitant of the remote Island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • Dr. Nur Luke - Uyghur Bible translator.[69]
  • Kazi Quamrunnessa Luna - a Bangladeshi convert to Christianity after she attended Hindu temples and several churches. Luna met Pastor James Roy – of the Missouri Lutheran Church – with whom she embarked on a spiritual path. [70]



  • Marina Nemat - Canadian author of Iranian descent and former political prisoner of the Iranian government. Born into a Christian family, she converted to Islam in order to avoid execution but later reverted to Christianity.[83]
  • Noor Nishan - a Sri Lankan American woman who under a fatwa, a public threat of death pronounced by the father, escaped and successfully won a decision in a state court against a forced arranged marriage by her parents.[84]
  • Nunilo and Alodia - a pair of child martyrs from Huesca. Born of a mixed marriage, they eschewed the Islam of their father in favour of their mother's Christianity.


  • Malika Oufkir - Moroccan writer, daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir, and former prisoner of King Hassan II of Morocco.









From Judaism

The Jewish Encyclopedia gives some statistics on conversion of Jews to Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and Orthodox Christianity (which it calls "Greek Catholicism").[117] Some 2,000 European Jews converted to Christianity every year during the 19th century, but in the 1890s the number was running closer to 3,000 per year, — 1,000 in Austria Hungary (Galizian Poland), 1,000 in Russia (Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and Lithuania), 500 in Germany (Posen), and the remainder in the English world.

From Rastafari movement

From Dharmic religions

From Buddhism

From Hinduism

From Sikhism

From agnosticism or atheism


From Cao Dai

From Confucianism or traditional Chinese/East Asian religions

Note: It is debated whether Confucianism is a religion and some Confucians who became Christians considered themselves to remain Confucian in philosophy.

From Paganism

Paganism is a term which, from a Western perspective, has come to connote a broad set of spiritual or cultic practices or beliefs of any folk religion, and of historical and contemporary polytheistic religions in particular.

While the term has historically been used to denote adherents of any non-Abrahamic faith, for the purposes of this list, only adherents of non-major polytheistic, shamanistic, pantheistic, or animistic religions will be listed in this section.

British Isles/Celtic/Germanic (excluding Norse) paganism

Norse paganism

Graeco-Roman Paganism

Egyptian paganism

  • Horapollo - leader of the few remaining pagan schools of Menouthis during Emperor Zeno's reign (474-491) who converted to Christianity after being tortured.[273]

Mideastern and Arabian paganism

African traditional religions

North American or Inuit

New Zealand and Pacific Islands traditional religions

European paganism (generic)

Eastern European/ Slavic paganism

From Manichaeism

From Zoroastrianism

From Satanism

  • Bartolo Longo - Italian satanic priest who converted to Catholicism, became a lay Dominican and founded a lay prayer society. On October 26, 1980 he was beatified by Pope John Paul II, who called him the "Apostle of the Rosary" and mentioned him specifically in his encyclical letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae" (The Rosary of the Virgin Mary).
  • Jeffrey Dahmer - American serial killer and cannibal. Dahmer dabbled in Satanism before his arrest,[296] but later converted to Christianity while in prison.[297]
  • Sean Sellers - American murderer.[298]

Undetermined former religion

See also

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