Was George Washington a Christian, Deist, or somewhere in between? It seems that most historians believe that George Washington was a Deist...several Christian historians have taken exception to that. After studying Washington I do not believe he was a Deist. However, and this is very important, I don't believe we could classify him as a conservative, evangelical Christian. His religious beliefs seem to be very formal. Richard Brookhiser, I think rightly, describes Washington's public religious statements as "cool" (Founding Father, 145). Washington clearly had some sort of faith in God (Providence), and he certainly did not hold to a Deistic theology. Was Washington a born-again Christian? I really don't think we can know. However it is clear that Washington was a religious man. Whether or not that "religion" was reflective of true salvation only eternity will tell. That is about as middle of the road as it gets, I suppose.