Famous Kentucky Christians (N-Z )

NameDatesFamous ForFrom
Charles Nerinckx1761- 1824Missionary priestMarion County
R. Quayles1860-1925Baptist pastorBourbon County
Dottie Rambo1934- 2008Singer/song-writerHopkins County
Mary Rhodes1784- 1853Nun, co-founder of the Sisters of Loretto, educatorMarion County
Jacob Rhorer1797- 1876Moravian pastorJessamine County
Jackie Robinson1919-1972Major League Baseball playerUnion County
Alfred Francis Russell1817-1884Tenth president of LiberiaFayette County
Harland Sanders1898-1990Founder of Kentucky Fried ChickenLaurel County
William H. Sheppard1865-1927Presbyterian missionary to the Belgian Congo and advocate for the Kuba peopleJefferson County
Effie Waller Smith1879- 1960PoetPike County
James Smith1740-1798Pastor, Early pioneer who journeyed with Daniel BooneGarrard County
Raccoon Smith1784- 1868Pastor, Restoration MovementWayne County
Tony Snow1955- 2008Journalist, White House Press SecretaryMadison County
Catherine Spalding1793- 1858Nun, Founder of the Sisters of Charity- NazarethNelson County
Barton Stone1772- 1844Leader of the Cane Ridge Revival, Founder of the Disciples of ChristBourbon County
Jesse Stuart1906-1984Author, Poet Laureate of KentuckyGreenup County
Caleb Jarvis Taylor1763-1817Hymn writer, Methodist Circuit RiderMason County
Margaret Smith Taylor1788-1850First Lady of the United StatesJefferson County
Don Tennison1937-2019Pastor of the victims of the 1988 Carrollton Bus CrashHardin County
Julia A. Tevis1799- 1880EducatorShelby County
Sandy Tucker1945- 2007Founder of the Galilean Children’s HomeCasey County
Rhett TurnipseedMethodist circuit rider, inspiration for Rhett Butler – “Gone With the Wind”Western Kentucky
Alexander Walters1858- 1917President of the National Afro-American Council, Bishop AMEZ ChurchNelson County
Albery Allson Whitman1851- 1901Poet, “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race”Hart County
Maria Woodworth-Etter1844-1924Healing evangelistLaurel County
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