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Universal Life Church Online - ULC.NET
Universal Life Church - We Are One


The Universal Life Church will ordain anyone who asks, regardless of their belief system, age, race, gender or orientation. We believe that ordination is a right and we will assist anyone in exercising that right.

The ULC has two tenets: the absolute right of freedom of religion, and to do that which is right. It is up to each person to peacefully determine what is right.

The Universal Life Church is here to support your relationship with your God, Gods or if you have no belief in any diety or higher force, and to recognize that each person must walk his or her own path. And as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others, you have our support here at Universal Life Church Online (ULC.NET) to do so.

A Few Words About The ULC

ULC Founder Rev. Kirby Hensley was raised in North Carolina as a Baptist. He was illiterate, but still found ways to learn about things that interested him, namely religion. He created the Universal Life Church in 1959 and held services from his garage because he felt that everyone's beliefs should be respected and welcomed. He fought for his convictions in the courts, eventually getting ULC established as its own denomination.

He incorporated the Universal Life Church in Modesto, California on May 2, 1962 with Co-Founder and (then) Vice President Lewis Ashmore. Rev. Hensley regularly preached his beliefs across the country until his death in 1999. Lida Hensley, his wife of 46 years, succeeded Kirby as the church president until she passed away in 2007. Today, Kirby's son, Andre Hensley, serves as president of the Universal Life Church Headquarters.

A Few Words About ULC Online (ULC.NET)

ULC.NET is the longest established Universal Life Church website. This site is an official church hub where ULC ministers can become ordained, acquire their legal documents and ministry supplies and congregate with ministers from around the world at a hosted discussion forum and through social media outlets. It is authorized and endorsed by the church headquarters in Modesto to handle official church-related business. It is based in Folsom, California and is maintained by Senior Pastor Kevin Andrews and Senior Chaplain Violet A. Lucas.

This site also hosts the worldwide directory of ULC Ministers as well as the worldwide directory of ULC Congregations. The discussion forum has over 9000 registered members. ULC Online is also the distributor of the Universal Life Church newsletter.

A Few Words About The ULC Seminary

The ULC Seminary was founded in 2004 by Rev. Amy Eileen Long in Elk Grove, California. Amy strongly believes in the importance of training and knowledge and values the input and integrity of the ULC ministers. She created ULC Seminary because she wanted to help members achieve their goals and share as much information with ULC ministers as possible. Amy used her experience to create a wealth of resources and opportunities for members to develop their education as ministers of the Universal Life Church.

Reverend Amy was ordained through the Universal Life Church in 1994. In1995, she worked as a wedding DJ and began performing weddings as an officiant. To date, Amy has performed over 600 weddings, as well as several dozen funerals, which helped her to create many of the ceremonies found in her published books.

She authored and published 'The Ultimate Wedding & Ceremony Workbook for the 'Planning-Impaired' in 1997 with ULC ministers in mind. Following that, she published the book, Weddings, Funerals and Rites of Passage which includes generous contributions from a variety of authors along with her own work. The book was followed by More Weddings, Funerals and Rites of Passage. A recent addition is The Ministers' Handbook and contains a wealth of useful information in it relevant to ULC Ministers.

Where We Are Now

In early 2017, the ULC Seminary merged into the ULC.NET family. The church leadership continues to work hard towards fulfilling the spiritual needs of an increasingly diverse spiritual community by offering a wide variety of services and information. To this end, we have a variety of guest sermons, multiple FAQs, an expanding seminary and much more. There is always room for improvement and expansion. If there is anything you would like to see added to the site, which will help you reach your spiritual goals, please send a note to and we will see what we can do.

Thank you and welcome to the Universal Life Church family!