Quick Reference Guide
The only doctrine of Universal Life Church is: “Do that which is right.” We believe in the absolute freedom of religion as it pertains to peaceful, non-fraudulent activity that does not infringe on the rights of others.
The Universal Life Church was founded by the late Kirby J. Hensley, and incorporated in the United States in Modesto, California, in May of 1962. After his passing in 1999, his wife of 46 years, Lida Hensley, succeeded as the church president until she passed away in 2007.
Ordination is 100% Legal
Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, your Universal Life Church ordination recorded at Modesto Headquarters is recognized as legal in all 50 States.
Current ULC President
The current presiding head of the church at Headquarters is Reverend Andre Hensley.
Ordination Does Not Expire
Ordinations are valid for life. Your information is private and is kept on record at ULCHQ.
Universal Life Church International Headquarters (ULCHQ) is located in Stanislaus County, in the city of Modesto in California. There is only one Universal Life Church Headquarters location.
There is not a requirement for you to be ordained through any of our sites (or at all) to participate on the forum, shop at our store, or belong to any of our online communities.
The ULC Network
If you were not ordained through any one of the three ULC Network websites named below, we will not have your ordination records to issue a credential because you were ordained by another entity.