Oprah grew up very poor in various parts of the U.S. from Mississippi to Milwaukee. She was raised a Baptist and her original name is actually Orpah from a biblical character.
She spoke about going to a Baptist church and her rejection of it, saying:
"..then he [the minister] said, ‘The Lord, thy God is a jealous God.’ And I was, you know, caught up in the rapture of that moment until he said jealous….and something about that didn’t feel right in my spirit because I believe that God is love and God is in all things."
Credit: Tom Kershaw, Hollowverse.com