100 inspirational quotes by Christian celebrities

We’ve compiled a list of 100 empowering quotes by celebrities and athletes who believe in Jesus Christ. Be inspired to profess your faith in your profession so that your light can shine in places of darkness.

We will one day all be held accountable by God on how we have been stewards to the resources provided to us, from our individual talents and how we we’re able to impact lives through our gifts.

Be encourage to  reach your full potential and shine for Christ.

Inspiration quotes by Christian celebrties 

Phil Robertson - Quote

1. “If you provide the drive, dream, and vision, with God’s help, you can accomplish anything.” – Phil Robertson (Media personality)

2. “Save your money, buy only what you need, give generously, and, most important, prepare yourself for God’s inheritance.” – Phil Robertson

3. “We really need to decide what’s important in our lives. Life doesn’t have to be so complicated. We need to figure out the people we want to spend our time with and what we want to accomplish. We need to examine our commitments and declutter our lives. If we have stress coming out of our pores, we need to commit to doing less each day.” – Phil Robertson

Denzel Washington - Bible

4. “My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.” – Denzel Washington (Actor)

5. “I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.” – Denzel Washington

6. “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington

7. “If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.” – Denzel Washington

8. “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.” – Denzel Washington

Jim Caviezel

9. “You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out!” – Jim Caviezel (Actor)

10. “When you live in holiness, when you really try to stop sinning, you become braver. You become more courageous, you become a man of your word. You become a man of conviction that you’re not willing to sell out and you’re really a true knight in shining armour.” – Jim Caviezel

11. “I meditate on God’s life and I read the scriptures. I read something about Him, go through it and spend a lot of time by myself.” – Jim Caviezel

12. “I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live.” – Carrie Underwood (Singer)

13, “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

14. “Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it.” – Carrie Underwood


15. “I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.” – Gabby Douglas (Gymnast)

16. “I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.” – Gabby Douglas

17. “How can we not believe when we see how God animates our bodies? He desires that we have life and that we live to our full potential.” – Candace Bure (Actress)

18. “God created each one of us in our own unique way. Just like a snowflake we all hold a blueprint that differs one from another. It’s great to lose weight and keep our bodies healthy and strong, but it’s also important that we appreciate who we are today – with or without extra pounds.” – Candace Bure

19. “We are surrounded by advertisements that keep us focused on what we don’t have, what we should have, and how we can get it. Everything to take our eyes off the fact that there is a Holy God to whom we’ll be accountable.” – Candace Bure

Image source - (Tyler Perry) Facebook

20. “I thank God I didn’t become successful until I was older.” – Tyler Perry (Movie producer)

21. “The Bible says that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. I believe that. Because I’ve seen it all work.” – Tyler Perry

22. “It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that’s all you need.” – Tyler Perry

23. “ I’m not afraid to have a character say, ‘I am a Christian,’ or, ‘I believe in God,’ because I think they represent real people on this Earth.” – Tyler Perry

24. I just came out of the gym from three hours this morning. I got five hours of sleep. That’s it. Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a different way to get better.” – Ray Lewis (American football)

25. “What’s the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It’s 1%. In my business, only 1% makes it. If everyone had the same dream, only 1 will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?” – Ray Lewis

26. “I figured something out. And it is no secret what I figured out. Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great.” – Ray Lewis

Manny Pacquiao studying the Bible.

27. “The most important thing … is the name of the Lord. The name of the Lord will be glorified. I want to let the people know that there is a God who can raise people from nothing into something. And that’s me. I came from nothing into something.” – Manny Pacquiao (Boxer)

28. “My heart wants to read the Bible, wants to obey God. When you have Jesus in your life, when you have God in your life, like the thing in this world is not important to your heart. The more important is God in your heart. That’s how God changed my life.” – Manny Pacquiao

29. “Being a Christian means accepting Christ as your savior, your God. Thats why you are called a Christian. If you remove Christ, theres only ian and that means I am nothing.” – Manny Pacquiao

30. “I hear God as an audible voice.” – David Oyelowo (Actor)


31. ““I think it’s vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If you have nothing else, it can be unhealthy. For me being a Christian has been invaluable: it simply means acting isn’t the centre of my life.” – David Oyelowo

32. “Best move I’ve ever made… Developed a deep relationship with JESUS CHRIST.” – Rev Run (Media personality)

33. “You can tell how much you believe God loves you and how much you trust him by how often you pray.” – Rev Run

34. “Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice.” – Rev Run

35. “Striving for success without hard work is like looking for fruit in places that you did’nt plant seeds, Useless!” – Rev Run

36. “Some people forget that one of the greatest weapons against despair is prayer.” – Rev Run

37. “100 is worth 100 no matter how dirty or crumbled it may be. Simillarly you don’t lose your worth because you’ve been through something!” – Rev Run

38. “”I’m not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it’s not a physical fight. I’m going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it’s a spiritual fight.” – Stephen Baldwin (Actor)

39. “Evolution isn’t true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?” – Stephen Baldwin

Image source - Mr T in Rocky movie

40. “As a Christian you forgive and you feed the hungry, and clothe the naked, and you visit the sick, and comfort the lonely. If I’m a true follower of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ, I got to do the things you’re supposed to be doing. You just can’t say, ‘I believe in Jesus’ and then don’t forgive somebody or hold a grudge against somebody. Don’t get me wrong – if somebody jumps me I’m gonna fight, but I don’t send out hate vibes if I don’t like that person or the way that they dress. That’s negative energy. Then there’s a contradiction to the God I serve, the God of love. He forgave me, and I should do good to the people who cross me.” – Mr. T (Actor)

41. “It takes a smart guy to play dumb.” – Mr. T

42. “I made a little money. And like the Bible says, I was enjoying the fruits of my labor. This is my comeback. This is me doing what I love to do.” – Mr. T

43. “I thank God for all the victories and conquests I’ve had this year as a player and I bring to the altar two prizes. This is first my son who is about to be born. The other is my trophy from Fifa, which I want to dedicate to God.” – Ricardo Kaká (Football)

44. “First off, I’d like to thank God for changing my life.” – Kevin Durant

45. “The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.” – Mark Wahlberg (Actor)

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46. “There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear, and that’s Christ living inside of me.” – Stephen Curry (Basketball player)

47. “Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice.” – Stephen Curry

48. “Be the best version of yourself in anything you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” – Stephen Curry

49. “I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.” – Stephen Curry

50. “I know I have a place in Heaven waiting for me because of Him, and that’s something no earthly prize or trophy could ever top.” – Stephen Curry

51. “Doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have… All you need to have is faith in God, and undying passion for what you do, what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful at whatever you put your mind to.” – Stephen Curry

52. “I am proud to tell Hollywood that I am a Christian. For the first time I am now free to be myself.” – Gart Busey (Actor)

53. “I listen to a lot of Christian music, and reading my Bible calms me down immensely.” – Lolo Jones (Track and field athlete)

54. “It’s amazing because people come up to me and say, ‘Chuck, you’re the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.’ When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.” – Chuck Norris (Actor)

55. “I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.” – Chuck Norris

56. “It was a dark time for me. I leant a lot on my family, friends and my Christian faith and slowly I began to get strong again. Sometimes it takes a knock in life to make you realise what you really value. I left that hospital with a fire inside to live life boldly and with gratitude. I had been given a second chance and that doesn’t always happen.” – Bear Grylls (TV Personality)

57. “You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.” – Bear Grylls

58. “Nobody wants to end up super rich and famous – but divorced. I’m always clear on that and try to stay on the right side of the line.” – Bear Grylls


59. “When you align yourself with God’s purpose as described in the Scriptures, something special happens to your life.” – Bono (Musician)

60. “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” – Bono

61. “I discovered Eugene Peterson’s The Message through the Psalms. In the dressing room before a show, we would read them as a band, then walk out into arenas and stadiums, the words igniting us, inspiring us.” – Bono

62. ““Coolness might help in your negotiation with people through the world, maybe, but it is impossible to meet God with sunglasses on. The gauche nature of awe, of worship, the wonderment at the world around you.” – Bono

63. “The world is full of people who want to play it safe, people who have tremendous potential but never use it. Somewhere deep inside them, they know that they could do more in life, be more, and have more — if only they were willing to take a few risks.” – George Foreman (Boxer and TV Personality)

64. “When I found Jesus Christ, I learned to be a better athlete. I didn’t have to go out there and knock them out in the first round. I’ve learned to be patient, skillful in the ring. At the same time, I wanted to prove to other boxers that you can take off this killer instinct stuff, you can be a great athlete, a great boxer, and love your brother.” – George Foreman

65. “I’m working for the Lord, and even though the Lord’s pay isn’t very high, his retirement program is.” – George Foreman

66. “Many people fail not so much because of their mistakes; they fail because they are afraid to try.” – George Foreman

67. “You have to keep your goal in mind and never lose sight of it. I envisioned myself winning the heavyweight title for ten years before I actually captured it. If you’re not driven to do your best, you’ll never reach the level of excellence in your life.” – George Foreman

68. “Sometimes God gives instructions that go against conventional wisdom, such as treating people kindly when they’re hateful. Who really wants to do that? Instructions like that my not always make sense, so that’s why I need to trust and obey the One who inspired them.” – George Foreman

69. “That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.” – George Forman

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays in the end zone before the start of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

70. “You and I were created by God to be so much more than normal…Following the crowd is not a winning approach to life. In the end it’s a loser’s game, because we never become who God created us to be by trying to be like everybody else.” – Tim Tebow (American football player)

71. “If I didn’t work as hard as I could, then I think it would be a bit like saying, ‘God, thanks for giving me this ability, but I don’t really care about it. I’m going to do something else, and I’m not going to work quite as hard.” –  Tim Tebow (American football)

72. “It was huge to read the proverbs of the day every morning, it was huge to read the psalm of the day every morning and to get that in us and get us going before the day even started.” – Tim Tebow

73. “And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.” – Tim Tebow

74. “People often seem to think that when you’re following the Lord and trying to do His will, your path will always be clear, the decisions smooth and easy, and life will be lived happily ever after and all that. Sometimes that may be true, but I’ve found that more often, it’s not. The muddled decisions still seem muddled, bad things still happen to believers, and great things can happen to nonbelievers. When it comes to making our decisions, the key that God is concerned with is that we are trusting and seeking Him. God’s desire is for us to align our lives with His Word and His will.” – Tim Tebow

75. “I don’t know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future.” – Tim Tebow

76. “From the sense of being an ambassador for Jesus Christ, hopefully, through my story and through all the improbables and the miracles that happened in my life, people are inspired or at least a little bit warmer to the idea of exploring who Jesus is.” – Jeremy Lin (Basketball player)

77. “Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God.” – Jeremy Lin

78. “All these people, all these things came into my life, and they’re all blessings from God. And now that I look back, I realize that these are His fingerprints all over my story.” – Jeremy Lin

79. “My identity is in Christ, not in basketball.” – Jeremy Lin

80. “Suffering produces Character, and Character produces Hope, and Hope does not disappoint us.” – Jeremy Lin

Ben Carson quote inspiration

81. “You need both. You need both knowledge and wisdom.” But I know a lot of very knowledgeable people who are not very wise, because wisdom tells you how to apply that knowledge—how to acquire and how to apply it. I seek wisdom from the source of wisdom, which is God. It’s a matter of looking at people who are around you who are successful, looking at people around you who are not successful, figuring out: What are the traits that tend to characterize the unsuccessful people? What are the traits that tend to characterize the successful people? And if you can then learn from that—inculcate that into your pattern of life—you’re a wise person.” – Ben Carson (Neurosurgeon)

82. “I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way.” – Ben Carson

83. “You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.” – Ben Carson

84. “Even if you’re Bill Gates, you’ve got problems. I’m sure he would probably easily give a few billion dollars to get rid of all the problems that he has.” – Ben Carson

85. “I still have a belief and a faith that some great things are still going to happen in my career. If I didn’t believe that, it makes no sense for me to be out there, and on top of that, I know this is a period of time that God wants me to persevere through.” – Michael Chang (Tennis Player)

86. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try, try again.” – Michael Chang

87. “I am just trying to get biblically stronger.” – Michael Chang

88. “The truth is you and I are in control of only two things – how we prepare for what might happen and how we respond to what just happened. The moment when things actually do happen belongs to God.” – Devon Franklin (Movie producer)

89. “Let your actions preach for you.” – Devon Franklin

90. “Anything you pray for, you need to prepare for.” – Devon Franklin

91. “We frequently forget that the passion we feel is placed in us by God. Listen to the voice of your passion and it won’t lead you astray.” – Devon Franklin

92. “I am a noisy Christian.” – Mark Burnett (Movie producer)

93. “There’s no reason the story of Christianity wouldn’t be more prevalent in film and television considering the audience size who love and believe the stories. This is a broad audience and deserves to be on broadcast TV.” – Mark Burnett

94. “The big audience is a family friendly, faithful audience.  You don’t need to make shows about sex and drugs and violence to get ratings.” – Mark Burnett

95. “There was a battle in my brain—in my soul—and I wasn’t sure who I was going to let win. This wasn’t the drugs talking to me; this was something different. It was almost like—well, it sounds weird—but it was almost like God and the devil were fighting over my soul. Like it was spiritual fight for my life, but it was up to me to make the final choice.” – Brian Welch

96. “It must grieve God’s heart when he sees Christians fighting about whose doctrine is right; he doesn’t see denominations, he sees one big glorious bride. When Christians argue about doctrinal issues, all he sees is carnal people acting like children. All that prideful, controlling religious crap is what drives young people away from churches, and it has to go. Much of the world’s population is under the age of eighteen, and we have to bring the love of Christ to them without all this controlling crap going on. Because, where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – Brian Welch

97. “The most important lesson that we’re supposed to be learning right now is how completely lost we are without God. If we don’t learn this lesson, then our lives are going to have zero meaning.” – Brian Welch

98. “Religion is when people try to act good because they’re afraid to go to hell. A relationship with Jesus Christ is for people like me who have already been to hell.” – Brian Welch

99. “Even though it’s my job to be an actor, I have given my life to God.” – Angus T. Jones (Actor)

100. “Committing yourself to some kind of job that isn’t committed to God is going to bring so much trouble into your life. It’s not good and not something I would suggest that someone seek.” – Angus T. Jones




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