Sarah Palin's Faith

Faith Snapshot of Sarah Palin

Palin in 2016
Palin in 2016. Kris Connor / Stringer / Getty Images

Sarah Palin was raised in the Assemblies of God denomination, however, a spokesperson for the McCain-Palin campaign told the Associated press, she now attends different churches and does not consider herself a Pentecostal. In high school, she led her local Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.

According to a report in the National Catholic Reporter, today Palin frequents an independent Christian church known as Church on the Rock, located in Wasilla, Alaska. It has also been reported by an Associated Press religion writer, that Palin sometimes attends Juneau Christian Center in Juneau, Alaska. And in this Time article, the Palin's place of worship is said to be the Wasilla Bible Church.

Sarah Palin's Political Profile

Party: Republican
On the Issues: Palin on the Major Issues
Birth date: February 11, 1964 
University of Idaho, B.S.
Experience: Former Govenor of Alaska, Chairwoman, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; 2-Term Mayor, Wasilla, Alaska; 2-Term City Council, Wasilla, Alaska.
Declared Candidacy: John McCain announced Palin as running mate on August 29, 2008.

Sarah Palin's Faith Snapshot

Religion/Church: Non-Denominational, Christian

Sarah Palin's Expressions of Faith

When early testing showed that Palin's fifth child would be born with Down syndrome, Palin's pro-life stance and undoubtedly her Christian faith, kept her from ever considering ending the pregnancy. When little "Trig" was born, Sarah told the Anchorage Daily News, "she was sad at first but they now feel blessed that God chose them." This press statement from the Palin family explains in more detail:

"Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed."

Michael Paulson, religion writer for the Boston Globe put together this faith perspective called, "Sarah Palin on faith, life, and creation." In it he includes this portion of a 2006 Anchorage Daily News article:

"Her Christian faith, they say, came from her mother, who took her children to area Bible churches as they were growing up (Sarah is the third of four siblings). They say her faith has been steady since high school, when she led the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and grew stronger as she sought out believers in her college years. Palin doesn't brandish her religion on the campaign trail, but that doesn't prevent others from doing so."

A longtime Alaska resident, Chas St. George, said, "Wearing her faith quietly fits more with Palin's personality."

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