Maurice Keith Hudson: Who Is The Father Of Katy Perry?

Maurice Keith Hudson

Who Is Maurice Keith Hudson?

Maurice Keith Hudson is the father of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson professionally known as Katy Perry. Maurice’s daughter Katy Perry is a renowned singer, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. She is known for her influence on modern pop music and her campy style. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 143 million records worldwide.

Maurice Keith Hudson: Bio Summary

NameMaurice Keith Hudson
Date of birth June 13, 1947
Famous asfather of Katy Perry, Pastor
Gender Male
Parents Robert Hudson and Ann Pearl Robison
Marital status Married
Spouse Mary Hudson
Children Katy Perry, Angela Hudson, and David Daniel Hudson
Profession Pastor, author

Who Is The Father Of Katy Perry?

Maurice Keith Hudson who is widely known as Katy Perry’s father was born on June 13, 1947. He will be turning 76 in 2023, on June 13. He is the son of Robert Hudson and Ann Pearl Robison. His parents were of English descent. He is known for Katy Perry: Hot N Cold (2008), Part of Me (2012), and Expanding Your Search & Stopping for Directions (2020).

Katy Perry’s father Is A Pentecostal Pastor & Author

Maurice Keith Hudson is a Pentecostal pastor and an author. He is a devout Christian. He is the author of two books, “Looking and Seeing: See Them With Your Heart Not With Your Eyes” and “The Cry: The Desperate Prayer that Opens the Heart of God’.

Maurice Has Been Married For More Than 4 Decades

Maurice Keith Hudson has been married to his beautiful wife Mary Christine (née Perry), also a pastor since December 2, 1979. They have been married for more than 40 years. The couple is said to have both turned to religion after a “wild youth”. They are born-again Christians. The couple has been ministering together for several decades. Per their website,

Also Read: Who Is Mary Hudson?: Katy Perry’s Mother

The Lord spoke to them during a marriage conference on their honeymoon in 1979 that they would flow together in the gifts for the rest of their lives. The Hudson’s travel throughout the USA and the world encouraging people through preaching and the prophetic to reach for a deeper relationship with the Lord.

They founded the Christian Oasis Center before moving to their headquarters, the Life Christian Church, north of San Diego.

Maurice Keith Hudson Raised Three Kids

Maurice Keith Hudson and his wife Mary Hudson have been blessed with three children. They are the parents of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) and her siblings, Angela Hudson, and singer David Daniel Hudson. The family was frequently on the move as the couple set up churches at different locations.

They eventually settled in Santa Barbara. Maurice Keith Hudson and his family experienced some difficult times. The family had financial struggles. At times, they used food stamps and eat food from the food bank which also fed the congregation at the couple’s church. However, the couple was very strict parents to their children.

Also Read: David Daniel Hudson: Facts About Katy Perry’s Brother

The kids weren’t permitted to eat certain foods like the cereal called Lucky Charms as the word “luck” is said to have reminded their mother of Lucifer. They were also supposed to call deviled eggs “angeled eggs”. Among the children, Katy Perry is famous. Katy started singing at a young age. At the time, non-religious music was generally discouraged in their home so she listened to gospel music oftentimes. Katy’s sister Angela Hudson was also into music.

Katy Perry

Katy practiced with her sister’s cassette tapes when she was young. She performed the tracks in front of her parents, who let her take vocal lessons like her sister Angela was doing at the time. She has revealed that her sister Angela has had the most influence on her. She was singing in church. It was at age 13 that Katy got her 1st guitar. Katy started with gospel music.

ALSO, READ; Angela Hudson: Everything About Katy Perry’s Sister

Katy eventually moved into secular music and later took the stage name “Katy Perry” from her mother’s maiden name. With hard work and dedication, Katy is now one of the most successful, and talented musicians. She has received various accolades for her work. Her songs are listened to by several people around the world.

Katy Perry has collaborated with several stars. She has also influenced several artists with her work. She is also a star on the internet. She has several followers on social media. Katy Perry has been cited as the most-followed woman and the third most-followed person on Twitter, with more than 100 million followers.

Katy Perry’s relationship with her father Maurice Keith Hudson

Maurice Keith Hudson and his daughter Katy Perry seems to have a good relationship however, Katy once said she had not “always seen eye to eye” with her father. During Katy’s childhood, her parents didn’t allow her to listen to secular music. Now she is the “Queen of Pop”, as she is called by some media outlets.

“When I started out in my gospel music my perspective then was a bit enclosed and very strict, and everything I had in my life at that time was very church-related. I didn’t know there was another world that existed beyond that. So when I left home and saw all of that, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I fell down the rabbit hole and there’s this whole Alice in Wonderland right there!‘, Katy Perry told The Scotsman.

Maurice Keith Hudson condemned his daughter’s career during his sermons. In one of his sermons, he said: “They ask how can I preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl?

I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church, he said. “I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshipping the wrong thing.

Maurice Keith Hudson also once said: “I understand the burden of having a daughter or son that is not serving God. When my daughter came out and sang that song, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it.’ I said, ‘My ministry is over.’

“We get people all the time saying, ‘How? How, that you’re a minister all these years and you raised Katy in the church, how could she come out with a song like that?’ I look at them and I say, ‘I don’t know.’

“But maybe you’re sitting here, you saw in the paper that Katy Perry’s parents are coming to church and you wanted to come check it out. Let me tell you everything is divinely ordered. There is no coincidence that you’re sitting here today. God brought you here.”

Maurice Keith Hudson has told his followers: “We must pray for our family. We all have our crosses to bear. If you have a son or a daughter that is not serving God, just stand up right now. Don’t be embarrassed. Don’t be ashamed. Listen, we love them. I love Katy. I want everybody to go to heaven, but I want my family most of all. What would heaven be without them? It won’t be the same.

However, despite Maurice Keith Hudson and his wife Mary Hudson’s disapproval of their daughter Katy’s career, they still turn up at her shows.

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    Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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