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


Name Known for Citations
Eric Anzalone Singer/actor/author member of the Village People [1]
Lewis Ashmore Author [2]


Name Known for Citations
Glenn Beck American conservative political commentator [3]
Susan Block American sexologist, author, filmmaker, therapist, cable TV talk show host and cultural commentator [4]
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]


Name Known for Citations
Cyd Charisse American actress and dancer [7]
Stephen Colbert American comedian, writer, producer, actor, media critic, and television host [8]
Bryan Cranston American actor [9]
Benedict Cumberbatch Actor from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [10]


Name Known for Citations
Tony Danza American actor [11]
Gerina Dunwich American astrologer, occult historian and New Age author [12]
John C. Dvorak American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing [13]
Rob Dyrdek American professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star. [14]


Name Known for Citations
Joseph Maldonado-Passage American former zoo operator, convicted felon and focus of the 2020 documentary Tiger King. [15]


Name Known for Citations
Guy Fieri Chef and TV Host [10]
Bobby Flay Chef and TV Host [16]


Name Known for Citations
Shaenon K. Garrity American webcomics writer, artist and creator of Narbonic [17]
Jim Goad American author and publisher [18]
Kathy Griffin American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host [19][3]


Name Known for Citations
Tom Hanks Actor [10]
George Harrison English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as a member of The Beatles [8][20]
Andre Hensley Third President of the Universal Life Church [21]
Kirby J. Hensley Founder of the Universal Life Church [22][23]
Lida Hensley Second President of the Universal Life Church [22]


Name Known for Citations
Jesse James American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop [24]
Lindsay Jones Voice actor, Achievement Hunter and on-screen personality at Rooster Teeth [25]
Dwayne Johnson Actor and former professional wrestler [10]


Name Known for Citations
Jimmy Kimmel TV host [10]
John Krasinski Actor from America who played Jim Halpert on The Office [26]
Carson Kressley American fashion expert with the television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy [27]


Name Known for Citations
Lady Gaga American singer and songwriter [8]
Leo Laporte American technology broadcaster, author and entrepreneur [13]
John Lennon English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founding member of the rock band The Beatles [8][20]
Courtney Love American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, visual artist, and widow of Kurt Cobain [28]


Name Known for Citations
Paul McCartney English singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer who gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles [8][20]
Fancy Ray McCloney Stand-up comedian [30]
Ian McKellen English actor [31]
Alanis Morissette Singer [29]


Name Known for Citations
Michael Newdow American Atheist, attorney and emergency medicine physician [32]
Gavin Newsom American politician and current Governor of California [33]
Stevie Nicks American singer-songwriter [34]


Name Known for Citations
Conan O'Brien American television host, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor [35][36]
Madalyn Murray O'Hair American atheist activist and founder of American Atheists, Inc. [37]


Name Known for Citations
Mike Park Korean American musician and progressive activist [38]
MatPat American actor, writer, and Youtuber [39]
Jeff Probst American game show host and an executive producer of Survivor, an American television program that airs on CBS and is about people who get marooned on an island and play in challenges and vote people out and the winner gets a million dollars! [40]


Name Known for Citations
Jerry Reinsdorf American CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox [41]
John Roderick Lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band The Long Winters, podcaster [42]
Felipe Rose Founding member of the disco group the Village People [1]


Name Known for Citations
John Scalzi American science fiction author, online writer, and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America [43]
Jason Segel American actor and comedian [3]
Kevin Smith American screenwriter, actor, film producer, speaker and director, as well as popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur and podcaster [44][3]
Gus Sorola Video producer, actor and podcaster with Rooster Teeth [45]
Ivan Stang American writer, filmmaker and broadcaster, and Sacred Scribe with the Church of the SubGenius [46]
Ringo Starr English drummer, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles [8]
Mink Stole Actress [47][48]
Vermin Supreme American performance artist and activist [49]
Ron Suresha American author and activist [50]


Name Known for Citations
George Takei American actor, director, author, and activist [8]
Mickey Thomas American singer for Starship [51]
Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author [52]


Name Known for Citations
Vanilla Ice American rapper, actor and television host [8]


Name Known for Citations
Danny Wallace British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor and presenter of radio and television [53]
John Waters American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist and art collector [54]
Jane Wiedlin American musician, singer-songwriter and actress with The Go-Go's [55]
Mike Williams American singer for Eyehategod and former associate editor for Metal Maniacs [56]
Wolfman Jack American disc jockey [57]


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