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Quiz: 10 Famous Christians — Do You Know Them All?

Test your knowledge about Hollywood and the music industry’s young Christian stars! Jot down your answer to these ten questions, then see how many you answered right with the answer key at the bottom of the questions.

Go for it!

1. This Christian, originally from Canada, was discovered via YouTube in 2008 and has grown to be one of the biggest pop stars in the U.S. today. This young heartthrob says that he deals with temptation in the “tried-and-true way”: by turning to a Higher Power.

2. This American singer, musician, actor and dancer grew up Christian with his two brothers and got his start acting in a Disney series as the character Joseph Lucas.

3. She just released her third album in June of 2011 along with her band. The name of the album is”When The Sun Goes Down”.

4.This blond and beautiful Grammy award-winning singer was born March 10, 1983. She’s an animal lover and a vegetarian and has publicly credited her then-fiance (now husband) with helping her “walk with God”.

5. This American Idol season 3 contestant can now be seen singing back up vocals for Jennifer Hudson. His song “A Brighter Day” contains these lyrics: Believe that there will be a brighter day / Situations tend to weigh us down / And its easy to let ’em steal your joy away its always when you are the closest / To almost getting through change seems far away.

6. The name of this Christian rock band is derived from a surfing term: “We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It’s about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.”

7. This Idaho-native Christian is the lead singer of the band, The Fray who produced the pop hit, “How to Save a Life”.

8. This Christian pop artist’s hit song “Stronger” contained these lyrics: Try and do the best you can / Hold on and let Him hold your hand / And go on and fall into the arms of Jesus / Oh, lift your head it’s gonna end / God’s right there…

9. This American acoustic/folk-pop/contemporary Christian singer-songwriter made the switch from being a mainstream artist to a Christian music artist. He confessed to the Christian Post: “I was so tired all the time, I didn’t even have the energy to reach out to God, and I started having this longing for more God in my life,” he explained. “And I wanted more God in my music. Everyday, I can count on connecting with him there.”

10. She is the lead singer of the band Paramore.

Don’t look until after you’ve taken the quiz!! 🙂

ANSWERS

1. Justin Bieber 2. Joe Jonas 3. Selena Gomez 4. Carrie Underwood 5. George Huff 6. Switchfoot 7. Isaac Slade 8. Mandisa 9. Jason Castro 10. Hayley Williams

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  1. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on October 28, 2013 at 12:10

    I agree with mydonkess… JB is no way a Christian anymore. And I would say Kevin Jonas is more Christian then all three of them. And Selena? Well, I have mixed feelings.

  2. mydonkess

    Posted by mydonkess on February 3, 2013 at 03:29

    I would say the top 3 are more likely “fake Christians”

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by papemelroti on December 16, 2011 at 08:23

    i think that younger celebrities listed here are christians but are losing their way in hollywood.

    i have never been a big celebrity fan but i just saw selena gomez and her racy stage outfits. the fact that she and justin bieber have way to much pda in public already signals something bad. i personally think carrie underwood, switch foot are good models.

  4. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 12:36

    Bethany hamilton is another

  5. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 12:36

    Hayley Williams is a christian thats awesome!

  6. Posted by on October 15, 2011 at 13:39

    I knew most of these, and am personally a Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, and Haley Williams fan. I’m almost positive Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are Christians, too. I think that would be something to look up.

  7. Posted by on October 8, 2011 at 15:41

    If haley williams is a christian..why was she on cosmopolitan magazine…as a huge fan of paramore i was very dissapointed because I thought she was strong in her faith.. so I am a little confused…

  8. Posted by on October 7, 2011 at 15:56

    I saw Joe Jonas’ new music video….he’s practically having sex in it… :/
    I LOVE SELENA GOMEZ and JUSTIN BIEBER 🙂
    Also, I love Hayley Williams.

  9. Posted by on September 25, 2011 at 11:55

    But Selena Gomez did Wizards of Waverly Place? Isn’t witchcraft of the devil?

  10. Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 11:07

    joe jonas isnt a christian anymore. or atleast doesnt act like it at all!!!!!!!

  11. Posted by on September 5, 2011 at 09:56

    Woww.. I Only Knew Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, And Hayley Williams.!! Those Are My Favorite Singers To.. Wow.. Crazy Huh.. Iim Glad Nicole Made This Website.!! It Helps People Understand Things In Life.. And Whats Behind Closed Doors On What These New Celebrities Do.! Umm.. Nicole Can You Do A Culture Shock About Rihanna, Beyounce, And Katy Perry… I Mean I Love Katy And Rihanna But Not Beyounce.. And I Want To Know More.. So Can You Please Write One.? Thank You.! -Jiselle

  12. Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 21:21

    If you favorite celebrities are up here don’t worry. The only famous Christian celebrities you need to know are in the Bible lol

  13. Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 23:05

    I didnt know that CArrie Underwood was a True Christina until she played the Youth leader in the movie Soul Surfer, ever since then, shes been my role model. 😀

  14. Posted by on August 14, 2011 at 16:24

    I not like famous…. God want not famous just want your holy life ok..??

    • Posted by on August 31, 2011 at 11:54

      Jesus was famous becaus of all the good things he did and because he is the son if God. Being famous isnt always a bad thing. Some people use fame to change the world for the better

  15. Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 22:07

    I love Selena Gomez to death but I’m not sure if she is a christian. I think she used to be, but hollywood is killing her faith. Same I think with Justin Bieber.

  16. Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 17:09

    What about demi lovato? doesnt she have those crosses on her hands? i think its her right hand…

  17. Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 17:40

    Would have never guessed “Switchfoot” since KLove plays alot of them. Got JB and Mandisa right away!

  18. Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 07:30

    i knew about Justin Bieber, Slena Gomez, Joe Jonas, Carrie Underwood

  19. Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 03:01

    That’s wonderful! I didn’t know that Jason Castro is officially a Christian artist now! Wow! That’s great… I just love him! Well, you know… like a bro. 😉

  20. Posted by on August 6, 2011 at 14:29

    You know, it’s cool that these people are Christians, but some of them… well, if nobody knew they were Christians, doesn’t that say something about their lifestyle? And that last one really got me. Christian or not, I didn’t think you’d put someone who has been on the cover of Cosmo in this list.

    • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 21:56

      I totally agree with you Emily. In the Bible it says not to judge non-believers because they don’t know what they are doing is wrong (most of the time). But if they are professing to be a Christian then they need to be an example to non-believers by living the way God wants us to live. Because if you say you are a Christian, non- believers are going to think thats how Christians are supposed to act and thats not the case. Why Hayley chose to be on Cosmo is between her and God, but regardless if she is professing to be a Christian than she definatly shouldnt have been on the cover of the June issue.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 7, 2011 at 13:20

      who was on the cover of Cosmo?

      • Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 14:08

        yeah, she was the cover that you even used to make one of your points or something in one of your articles

      • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 06:57

        Hayley Williams

  21. Posted by on August 6, 2011 at 00:46

    Hey Nicole, is Selena gomez REALLY a Christian? I thought she was catholic, or something..I don’t know.

    • Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 03:29

      As long as she believes Jesus is her saviour she’s okay right?

      • Posted by on August 21, 2011 at 18:32

        I think she has taken a slight move in the same direction as Miley Cyrus and the others. Her latest album has the d-word repeatedly and a suggestion to another profanity. Her “puppy love” lyrics don’t seem as innocent either. She seems to put emphasis on doing whatever feels good at the moment.I didn’t really like her TV show either.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 6, 2011 at 12:42

      I’m not sure, but Catholicism and Christianity both believe that Jesus is our savior!

      • Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 08:08

        Oi! I apologize! I spelled forward incorrectly!

      • Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 11:49

        Jenna and Addy,
        As Allison said, you should look in Catholicism more. I’ll also be willing to talk to you as well, but I do ask that you please refrain from making ignorent comments. Making a final judgement based on your bias never brings you foreward. It’s ignorence that causes wars and hatred.
        God Bless.

      • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 07:16

        Hmmm, Jenna and Addy, I’d recommend that you look into Catholicism more. I’m not looking to start an argument, but I would like to make it clear that all Catholics are also Christians. We baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and believe that Jesus is God. We don’t rely on the crucifix, relics, actions, or saints to get us to heaven, but those things help us on our journey. The crucifix is just our reminder of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice on the cross for us, to open the gates of heaven for us. Did not St. Paul say “Faith without works is dead”? If we only believe in Jesus, but do not act on that belief, that does not help us in our faith. Please let me know if you have further questions about Catholicism- I’d be more than willing to talk to either of you more. 🙂

      • Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 21:23

        Catholics believe works get you into heaven, not Jesus.

      • Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 03:03

        Yeah, but Catholicism is mostly crooked, because they rely on the crucifix and other relics, procedures and actions, and saints, all instead of just JESUS.

  22. Posted by on August 5, 2011 at 21:00

    Carrie and Hayley were both on Cosmopolitan, and Hayley “accidentally” leaked a topless pic on Twitter. Joe is an infamous womanizer. Donno who George, Isaax, Mandisa and Jason are though.

    • Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 14:05

      Carrie may have been on the cover of Cosmo, but she was still appropriate on it. she also expresses her faith in numerous ways, such as in her songs, and recently she was in the movie Soul Surfer. Hayley Williams on the other hand…not so much.
      Mandisa was on American Idol, but altho she didnt win that season, she is more known for being ridiculed for her weight by Simon, but then publicly forgiving him, saying that if Jesus could, she could too.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 6, 2011 at 12:45

      wow that is messed up!

  23. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 16:03

    Are you sure that Haley is a Christian? She doesnt seem like it :/
    I love Carrie Underwood. Its good to no that their are famous CHRISTIAN people out there 🙂

    • Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 11:54

      “Know”. “There”.
      Sorry, I have to correct grammar.

  24. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 13:41

    You really like da Biebs, don’t you, Nicole?

    • Posted by Nicole on August 6, 2011 at 13:46

      yes! haha

    • Posted by Nicole on August 2, 2011 at 22:50

      haha yes I do! 🙂 I’m sort of a fan…

      • Posted by on August 3, 2011 at 04:42

        Unfortunately,she might be slightly right on Hayley Williams. I looked up the Plugged In Online review on their latest album. It said she sings that “the truth never set me free,so I did it myself”. Its so sad when people accept Christianity as a life-style and not actually accept Christ. That may have happened here.

      • Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 23:53

        Nicole, is there any way I may write to you personally? I have some questions.

      • Posted by Nicole on August 6, 2011 at 13:33

        Yes, please email me at NicoleProjectInspired@gmail.com, and I’ll write you back!

  25. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 13:37

    Well how do you define Christian? Some of these sure haven’t been acting like Christians lately. ( #’s 1, 2, 3 mainly)

  26. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 13:02

    Hey Nicole!(: I knew about some of these but the others wow! This is a great article! But i do think it’s picular that hayley williams is a christian but shes on the cover of cosmo? Thats kinda werid :/

  27. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 12:38

    I got some right. But I don’t really think Selena Gomz and Hayley Williams are really that Christian sadly…

  28. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 11:44

    I got 3 wrong!!!! 5,7, & 9. But I know all the other ones and I LOVEE mandisa!!!!

  29. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 11:23

    Wow! I new about Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Switch Foot, Mandisa, and Carrie Underwood, but had no clue about the other’s .I will admit- I LOVE Selena’s music! I’ve replaced Katy Perry’s music with her’s.

  30. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 10:46

    I knew about Justin Bieber, Joe Jonas, Carrie Underwood, and Mandisa but I had no idea about Selena Gomez.

  31. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 10:11

    I DID NOT know that Hayley Williams was a christian!! 🙂

  32. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 09:19

    Great quiz. I knew most of them,so of them were kinda difficult.

  33. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 06:49

    I knew Justin Bieber (I love him haha), Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Switchfoot, Mandisa, and I knew that Paramamore girl only by her hair I’m thinking that redhead! But I did not know her name lol.:)

  34. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 06:48

    I am kind of worried about Joe Jonas and Selena Gomez.They hit their adult ages and are trying to shed their “Mouse-House” images. Let’s hope they do it in a more mature way than most did!

    • Posted by Nicole on August 7, 2011 at 22:30

      yes, we need to pray for them!

      • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 06:34

        I think people trying to shed their Disney images sometimes take it too far. If they are responsible people, let’s hope they don’t.

  35. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 06:35

    Wow i had no idea that Selena Gomez was a Christian! Or Joe Jonas! Cool!!

  36. Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 22:57

    Wow I knew about Justin Bieber, Joe Jonas, Carrie Underwood, Switchfoot, and Mandisa but I had no clue about the others! I’m very proud that they do have a relationship with Christ. (: of course the only radio station I listen to is 88.1 wayfm so I knew some of them (: haha

    • Posted by on August 5, 2011 at 14:33

      love way-fm 🙂

      • Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 19:11

        Me too! Its AWESOME! Lol 🙂