Obama is a practicing Christian (Congregationalist). His biological father, Obama Sr., came from a mixed Christian-Muslim-Animist family background. His stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, was a Muslim, while his mother, Ann Dunham, was a Christian. His maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, were Christians.
While living in Chicago, Obama and his wife, Michelle, attended Sunday service at the Trinity United Church of Christ for almost two decades. However, following controversial remarks made by the church's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, in 2008, they have moved to a different, undisclosed, congregation.