10 Pop Stars You May Not Have Known Were Pastor’s Kids

There are a lot of different stereotypes about PK’s—some more fair than others—but maybe the safest thing you can say about being a PK is that it sets you up with some expectations. Every Sunday morning, you’re on a stage (sometimes literally), with members of the congregation going through a mental checklist of how you do or don’t fit in with their preconceived notions of what the son/daughter of a preacher man ought to be like.

There’s no blueprint for what becomes of PK’s. Some of them go on to become pastors themselves. Some of them hightail it out of vocational ministry fast as possible. And some of them, well, some of them go on to be stars. Here are a few of them.

The Jonas Brothers: The Jonas Bros father, Kevin Sr., is a former minister with an Assemblies of God church and co-founder of Christ For the Nations Music. A musician and songwriter himself, he helped manage the band and encouraged his sons to pursue music from an early age.

Marcus Mumford: Though Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford isn’t comfortable with religious labels (he told Rolling Stone, “I don’t really like that word [Christian]. It comes with so much baggage. So, no, I wouldn’t call myself a Christian,” adding, his spirituality was “a work in progress”), his parents are of the Vineyard Church’s most important leaders in the U.K. Today, John and Elean Mumford help oversee congregations throughout the UK and Ireland.

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