|< Return to Religious Affiliation of U.S. Presidents|
< Return to Adherents.com's Guide to Movies
< Return to Famous Disciples of Christ
< Return to Famous Presbyterians
The Religious Affiliation of U.S. President
Ronald Reagan identified himself as a Presbyterian during most of his adult life.
Reagan's father was a nominal Catholic. Reagan's mother was a devout member of the Disciples of Christ and Ronald Reagan was raised in the denomination. Reagan attended Eureka College, which is affiliated with that denomination. Reagan himself was a Presbyterian as an adult. Reagan said that in temperment and religious beliefs he took after his mother. (Source: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/willricci/reagan/)
From: "Ronald Reagan Facts" page on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library website (http://www.reaganfoundation.org/programs/lc/reagan_facts.asp):
Although raised in his mother's Disciples of Christ denomination, beginning in 1963 Reagan generally attended Presbyterian church services at Bel-Air Presbyterian Church, Bel-Air, California. He became an official member of Bel-Air Presbyterian after leaving the Presidency. In addition, Reagan stated that he considered himself a "born-again Christian."
Webpage created 15 July 2005. Last modified 15 July 2005.
We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: email@example.com.