About Us

The Universal Life Church is an advocate of religious freedom and offers legal ordination to become a minister free of charge.

About US

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The Universal Life Church was founded in 1962 with one simple doctrine - “Do that which is right”

The ULC is an advocate of religious freedom and offers legal ordination to become a minister free of charge.

The Universal Life Church will ordain anyone who asks; for life, without cost, without question of faith, and regardless of anyone’s belief system, age, race, gender or orientation. We maintain that every person has the natural right (and the responsibility) to peacefully determine for themselves what is right.

ULC ministers are people from all walks of life, including teachers, nurses, office clerks, engineers, food servers and celebrities.  There are also ordained ministers whose backgrounds are from more traditional churches and choose to participate as ULC ministers as a show of support for our mission of religious freedom.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment
United States Constitution
The #1 most frequently asked question

Is It Legal?

Yes. Your ordination recorded at ULC Headquarters in Modesto, California is 100% legal.

Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, your ordination is recognized as legal in all 50 States. Laws and protocols regarding officiating weddings and performing other ceremonies will vary based on your location.

In the United States and in many countries worldwide, ULC ministers are authorized to officiate weddings, commitment ceremonies, funerals, baptisms, naming ceremonies, hold services and all other sacraments and rites regularly performed by ordained clergy as part of the belief system the minister represents.

Ministers in the ULC are authorized to ordain others as ministers, and are also authorized also start their own congregations. You are invited to explore the pages of our website and FAQ for more detailed information.

Celebrate truth, wisdom and religious liberty with us as part of the original and genuine Universal Life Church family.

Join over 22 million people

There are over 22 million people worldwide who have been legally ordained as ministers of the Universal Life Church since its establishment in 1962. You can be part of an important chapter in history and the legacy of religious freedom.
Become a legally ordained minister for life, without cost, and without question of faith.