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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 recognizes that each person must walk his or her own path. As long as it does not infringe on the rights of others, you have our support here at Universal Life Church Online.

A Few Words About The ULC

ULC Founder Rev. Kirby Hensley 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 Online is a family-owned establishment working in service for the church. The supply store and forum were originally established by Senior Pastor Kevin Andrews in 1997. Currently the site and its operations are co-maintained by Senior Chaplain Violet A. Lucas. The main office location is in Folsom, California, and the Ministry Supply is based in Surprise, Arizona.

We strongly believe in what the ULC stands for. We serve as an official
hub of the church where ULC ministers can become ordained and acquire legal documents and ministry supplies. ULC.NET is authorized and endorsed by the international headquarters in Modesto to handle official church-related business.

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. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be of service to you for over 20 years.

A Few Words About The ULC Seminary

The ULC Seminary was originally founded by Reverend Amy E. Long in 2004 and is known as the educational branch of the ULC Online community. ULC Seminary offers expansive coursework and presents a variety of opportunities for ministers of the Universal Life Church to explore different paths. The offering of coursework helps extend services to our communities personally and professionally.

In early 2017, the ULC Seminary was acquired by ULC.NET. We have since been working to enhance and upgrade the services originally offered through ULC Seminary and hope to share even greater and meaningful experiences to our ministers' spiritual development and education.

Where We Are Now

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 to help you reach your spiritual goals, we will see what we can do.

Thank you and welcome to the Universal Life Church family!