List of ministers of the Universal Life Church

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The Universal Life Church (or ULC) is a religious organization that offers anyone semi-immediate ordination as a ULC minister free of charge. The organization states that anyone can become a minister immediately, without having to go through the pre-ordination process required by other religious faiths. The ordination application, however, must be checked by a human in order to be official; therefore, true ordination usually takes a few days. The ULC’s ordinations are issued in the belief that all people are already ordained by God and that the ULC is merely recognizing this fact.

The ULC has no traditional doctrine, believing as an organization merely in doing "that which is right." Each individual has the privilege and responsibility to determine what is right for him or her as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. The Church does not stand between the member and his or her belief system.

The following is a list of notable people who have been ordained as ministers in the Universal Life Church.

Ministers[edit]

Eric Anzalone
Shaenon K. Garrity
George Harrison
Carson Kressley
Jesse James
Alanis Morissette
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Felipe Rose
Danny Wallace
Name Known for Citation
Eric Anzalone Singer/actor/author member of the Village People [1]
Lewis Ashmore Author [2]
Milton Berle Actor [3]
Mel Blanc Voice actor [3]
Susan Block Sexologist [4]
Ray Bolger Actor, The Wizard of Oz [3]
Richard Branson Founder and head of Virgin Group [5]
David Byrne Musician in Talking Heads [6]
Vikki Carr Singer [3]
Johnny Carson TV personality [7]
Cyd Charisse Dancer [3]
Mike Cooley Drive-By Truckers musician [8]
Tony Danza TV host/actor [7]
Sammy Davis, Jr. Entertainer [3]
Doris Day Actress [3]
Gerina Dunwich Author [9]
John C. Dvorak Technology journalist [10]
Lionel Fanthorpe author, lecturer and television presenter [11]
Shaenon K. Garrity Webcartoonist [12]
Kathy Griffin Actor, comedian (My Life on the D-List) [7]
Phil Hall Writer, Film Threat [13]
Bill Handel Radio talk show host on KFI [14]
Dave Hause Musician, member of The Loved Ones [15]
George Harrison The Beatles musician [7]
Goldie Hawn Actress [3]
Hugh Hefner Founder of Playboy [3][7]
Andre Hensley Third President of the Universal Life Church [16]
Kirby J. Hensley Founder of the Universal Life Church [3]
Lida Hensley Second President of the Universal Life Church [17]
Greg Hetson Musician, Bad Religion [18]
The Honky Tonk Man Professional wrestler [19]
Wolfman Jack Radio DJ [20]
Jesse James TV host, custom motorcycle builder [21]
Carson Kressley Actor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy [22]
Leo Laporte Technology journalist [10]
John Lennon The Beatles musician [3][7]
Courtney Love Musician [7]
Wendie Malick Actress [23]
Paul McCartney The Beatles musician [7]
Alanis Morissette Singer/songwriter, actress [7]
Jan Murray Comedian [3]
Michael Newdow Atheist advocate [24]
Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor of California [25]
Stevie Nicks Singer/songwriter [26]
Conan O'Brien TV personality [27]
Madalyn Murray O'Hair Founder of American Atheists [3][7]
Mike Park Musician [28]
Jeff Probst TV host [7]
Jerry Reinsdorf Sports owner [29]
Debbie Reynolds Actress [3][7]
Felipe Rose Singer/actor/author member of the Village People [1]
Rosalind Russell Actress [3]
John Scalzi Writer [30]
Jason Segel Actor [31]
Kevin Smith Film-maker, podcaster [32]
Gus Sorola Podcaster/I.T. Technician, Roosterteeth [33]
Tori Spelling Actress [7]
Ivan Stang Sacred Scribe, Church of the SubGenius [34]
Ringo Starr The Beatles musician [3][7]
James Stewart Actor [3]
Sharon Stone Actress [7]
Barbra Streisand Actress [3]
Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo journalist [7]
Danny Wallace British comedian [35]
John Waters Director [36]
Mae West Actress [3]
Jane Wiedlin Singer and member of The Go-Go's [3]
Mike Williams Singer [37]
Philippé Wynne Vocalist, The Spinners [3]

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