What Religion Is Beyoncé?

There are enough Beyoncé fans around the world, who practically worship Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, to create a “church” with a large congregation. A church, of sorts, is in existence and is made up of Beyoncé fans who believe in all things Beyoncé. The denomination is called Beyism, and her followers are known as the Bey-hive.

Beyoncé’s social media following alone could fill hundreds of churches (14.6 million Twitter followers and counting), and her popularity remains at an all-time high. Fair to say, Beyoncé is admired for her talent, being an outstanding entertainer, and by encouraging others to be as confident as she is. Currently, Beyoncé is worth approximately $350 million and is the “number one diva of all time,” say all her fans.

Is Beyoncé a Christian?

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Beyoncé was raised as a Methodist, a Christian denomination, in Houston, Texas, and had a privileged childhood. But Beyoncé admits that she is all about:

…faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging. The thing that keeps me grounded is knowing that I’m always protected and that God is in control of things. 

The award-winning singer says she does, however, celebrate her body without compromising her Christian faith when she takes the stage.

Is Jay-Z religious?

Bryant Parsons, a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, grew up in Jay-Z’s hometown, Brooklyn. Parsons and his friends loved and admired “Jigga Man’s” artistry, talent, and poetry. But Parsons said, in an article for The Witness, that Jay-Z’s lyrics were becoming more and more anti-Christian. Parsons continues by saying that Jay-Z’s themes denote:

… a philosophy that views religious authority as a threat to human flourishing.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé have shown in their song lyrics, and their actions that their relationship has become stronger and their love for each other and their family has grown. A virtue that often eludes those in the entertainment field.

Beyoncé’s charitable work

Beyoncé is extremely active in her charitable organizations. In 2005, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Matthew Knowles, Tina Knowles, and Solange Knowles-Smith formed the Survivor Foundation to assist Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area. This organization is an extension of the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, a philanthropic community outreach facility in Houston.

She was also an Ambassador for the 2005 World Children’s Day to raise awareness concerning funding for children’s causes. In conjunction with her Beyoncé Experience Tour, she partnered with a variety of anti-hunger foundations such as the Houston Food Bank, Feeding America, and the Global Food Banking Network.

Beyoncé is a co-founder of Chime for Change, an organization designed to empower women and girls through education, justice, and health. Bey has shared and supported multiple charities; however, sometimes her good deeds are less dramatic but just as important.

After two audience members suffered wounds during a fireworks accident at one of her concerts, she visited the two people at the hospital after her show ended. The head nurse at the ward had this to say about Beyoncé:

She was just very concerned about the people injured in the audience. It was unannounced and we kept it very low-key so that she could spend time with them.

What is Beyoncé’s Religion?

At this point in Beyoncé’s life, it’s probably easiest to establish Bey’s religion based on her life and actions. By listening to her music; watching her videos, and tracking her good deeds, it seems apparent that she is a person who:

  • Promotes peace
  • Fights for the elimination of discrimination
  • Uses her power and pocketbook to improve the world 

We’re talking about Beyoncé here, folks. So, this is what you might expect, right? As it says in the Bible and other books associated with the world’s religions:

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16