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
Benedict Cumberbatch
Shaenon K. Garrity
George Harrison
Carson Kressley
Jesse James
Lady Gaga
Alanis Morissette
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Felipe Rose
Danny Wallace
Name Known for Citations
Eric Anzalone Singer/actor/author member of the Village People [1]
Lewis Ashmore Author [2]
Milton Berle American comedian and actor [3]
Mel Blanc American voice actor, comedian and radio personality [3]
Susan Block American sexologist, author, filmmaker, therapist, cable TV talk show host and cultural commentator [4]
Ray Bolger American entertainer of vaudeville, stage (particularly musical theatre) and screen, and singer and dancer The Wizard of Oz [3]
Richard Branson English businessman, investor and founder of Virgin Group [5]
David Byrne Scottish musician, and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads [6]
Vikki Carr American singer and humanitarian [3]
Johnny Carson American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor and musician [7]
Cyd Charisse American actress and dancer [3]
Mike Cooley American songwriter, singer and guitarist with Drive-By Truckers [8]
Benedict Cumberbatch English actor and film producer [9]
Dan Cunneen American drummer, songwriter, disc jockey and freelance graphic designer with Final Warning and Nightcaps [10]
Tony Danza American actor [7]
Sammy Davis, Jr. American entertainer [3]
Doris Day American actress, singer and animal rights activist [3]
Steve Dilk Musician, race-car driver, rodeo-bull rider, educator and ordained Universal Life Church minister
Fran Drescher American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister and activist [9]
Gerina Dunwich American astrologer, occult historian and New Age author [11]
John C. Dvorak American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing [12]
Lionel Fanthorpe British priest and entertainer, and, variously, dental technician, journalist, teacher, television presenter, author and lecturer [13]
Shaenon K. Garrity American webcomics writer, artist and creator of Narbonic [14]
Kathy Griffin American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host [7][9]
Phil Hall American writer and film critic with Film Threat [15]
Bill Handel American director and founder of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, and AM-radio personality in Los Angeles with KFI [16]
Dave Hause American singer-songwriter with The Loved Ones [17]
George Harrison English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as a member of The Beatles [7]
Goldie Hawn American actress, film director, producer and occasional singer [3]
Hugh Hefner American adult magazine publisher and businessman, and founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises [3][7]
Andre Hensley Third President of the Universal Life Church [18]
Kirby J. Hensley Founder of the Universal Life Church [3]
Lida Hensley Second President of the Universal Life Church [19]
Greg Hetson American guitarist with Bad Religion [20]
The Honky Tonk Man American professional wrestler [21]
Jesse James American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop [22]
Kesha American singer, rapper and songwriter [9]
Carson Kressley American fashion expert with the television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy [23]
Lady Gaga American singer and songwriter [9]
Leo Laporte American technology broadcaster, author and entrepreneur [12]
John Lennon English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founding member of the rock band The Beatles [3][7]
Courtney Love American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress and visual artist [7]
Wendie Malick American actress and former fashion model [24]
Paul McCartney English singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer who gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles [7]
Alanis Morissette Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress [7]
Jan Murray American stand-up comedian, actor and game show host [3]
Michael Newdow American Atheist, attorney and emergency medicine physician [25]
Gavin Newsom American politician and current lieutenant governor of California [26]
Stevie Nicks American singer-songwriter [27]
Conan O'Brien American television host, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor [9][28]
Madalyn Murray O'Hair American atheist activist and founder of American Atheists [3][7]
Mike Park Korean American musician and progressive activist [29]
Jeff Probst American game show host and an executive producer [7]
Queen Latifah American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne and talk show host [9]
Jerry Reinsdorf American CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox [30]
Debbie Reynolds American actress, singer and dancer [3][7]
Joan Rivers American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host [9]
Felipe Rose Founding member of the disco group the Village People [1]
Rosalind Russell American actress of stage and screen [3]
John Scalzi American science fiction author, online writer, and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America [31]
Jason Segel American actor, comedian and screenwriter [32]
Kevin Smith American screenwriter, actor, film producer, speaker and director, as well as popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur and podcaster [9][33]
Gus Sorola Video producer, actor and podcaster with Rooster Teeth [34]
Tori Spelling American actress and author [7][9]
Ivan Stang American writer, filmmaker and broadcaster, and Sacred Scribe with the Church of the SubGenius [35]
Ringo Starr English drummer, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles [3][7]
James Stewart American film and stage actor [3]
Sharon Stone American actress, film producer and former fashion model [7]
Barbra Streisand American singer-songwriter, author, actress, film producer and director [3]
Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author [7]
Danny Wallace British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor and presenter of radio and television [36]
John Waters American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist and art collector [37]
Mae West American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol [3]
Jane Wiedlin American musician, singer-songwriter and actress with The Go-Go's [3]
Mike Williams American singer for Eyehategod and former associate editor for Metal Maniacs [38]
Wolfman Jack American disc jockey [39]
Philippé Wynne American singer with The Spinners [3]

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