The Universal Life Church

My Ordination with Universal Life Church

 In 1978, I wrote the ULC a letter, asking about their ordination.  They responded by sending me their certificate of ordination.  I was ordained by the Universal Life Church, on August 28, 1978.  This was my first ordination; a seed event in my life.  It was something I had to grow into.  My ordination was by snail mail; the only kind that existed at that time.

The Universal Life Church will ordain anyone, for life, for free; without regard to belief or training.  The ULC is about religious freedom.

Universal Life Church
601  3rd Street
Modesto, CA  95351

Sunday Services at 10:00 A.M.


ULC "Degrees"
The ULC sells honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) degrees.  All honorary degrees are meaningless.  This one certainly is.  I purchased mine on February 20, 1996.

In honor of my 55th birthday, I purchased the Doctor of Metaphysics (Ms.D.) course.  This consisted of a badly written book and a diploma.  There was no exam.  Do NOT  put this degree into your resume.  It is NOT a credential.

Official Site
Universal Life Church Headquarters

The Universal Life Church was founded by Kirby Hensley in 1959 in Modesto, California.  This was long before there was a functioning internet, or even the idea of an internet.  The ULC is not an internet church.  The ULC is a Modesto, California church that uses the internet.  The congregation at Modesto continues to hold Sunday Morning services.

ULCHQ on My Space.    


Authorized Site #1
Universal Life Church On-Line

The ULC On-Line maintains it's own forum and ministers registry.  I am active on this forum and listed in this directory.


Authorized Site #2 
The Universal Life Church Seminary

The ULC Seminary maintains it's own forum and ministers registry.  I am listed in this directory.
The courses offered by ULC Seminary are not accredited by an agency recognised by the United States Department of Education.

ULC Seminary on



ULC Inter-Tribal Forum

 ULC On-Line Forum




page 75

"A.  What suthority do we have for the 'Laying-on-of-Hands' during services and healing?"

"Q.  The 'Laying-on-of-Hands' has been an integral part of the church from the beginning.  To be on the safe side you will want to check your local laws to see how your state has interpreted what 'Laying-on-of-hands is.  Read Hebrews 6:2 and Acts 8:17 & 18.  'Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.'"


page 75

"Q.  What authority do you use for ordaining ministers into the church?"

"A.  From the New Testament:  St. John states, 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that what so ever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.'"


Enyclopedia, The Free Dictionary

Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia


The Great Schism

The Universal Life Church Monastery

In 2006, a break away faction, the ULC Monastery, emerged and became a new church in its own right.   At this time, I am not taking sides. 

My ordination with ULC Monastery was on December 24, 2006.

The Universal Life Church Monastery
1425 Broadway Ste 67
Seattle, WA  98122

Sunday Services at

ULC Monastery on Facebook



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