Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ or Life is, there is the Universal of (Jesus Christ or Life) Church. It is not lawful to baptize or give communion without the consent of the bishop. On the other hand, whatever has his approval is pleasing to God. Thus, whatever is done will be safe and valid. — Letter to the Smyrnaeans 8.
It is from the word katholikos ("according to the whole") synonymous with Christian that the word catholic comes. When Ignatius wrote the Letter to the Smyrnaeans in about the year 107 and used the word universal, he used it as if it were a word already in use to describe the Church. This has led many scholars to conclude that the appellation Universal (Life) Church with its ecclesial connotation may have been in use as early as the last quarter of the 1st century. All Christian Churches even the Roman Catholic Church spun from the Universal Church of Antioch, founded in 107 AD by St Ignatius.
Do not mistake the Universal Life Church World Headquarters, also known as the Universal Church of Antioch with any other non-Christian Universal Life Church. Universal Life Churches in Tucson, AZ., Seattle, WA. and/or Modesto, CA., are churches without a Traditional Doctrine of Faith. These churches spun from a church founded in 1959 by a radical, twice defrocked, excommunicated minister, Kirby Hensley known as Life Church. Hensley was a self admitted con man, kook who ran for President in 1964 on a platform to establish an ambassadorship to deal with extra terrestrials and who later attempted to make his church a kingdom, self proclaiming himself to be a king. Hensley passed away in 1999, many believe he would of been sent to prison if it wasn't for his timely death to avoid a prison term. The Internal Revenue Service has since stripped the Universal Life Church of Modesto, CA. tax exempt status. Furthermore, ministers of these other Universal Life Churches, monasteries or so called seminaries are not even looked at as legitimate ministers for serving as wedding officiants in all 50 US states and/or counties.
THE ONLY LEGAL FAITH BASED UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH IS THE
UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA,
We are the only Universal Life Church that offers a Traditional Doctrine of Faith
The Most Reverend Dr. Michael J. Cauley, OSM. is the President and the Presiding Bishop of the Universal Life Church. Brother Michael is the longest tenured leader of any Universal Life Church and is the only ULC Provincial to be baptized, confirmed and ordained within the Christian Doctrine of Faith. Holder of a Doctorate of Theology, Brother Michael attended Pius XI Prep School, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin Stout and Mount Senario. Brother Michael serves as Senior Editor For DMOZ "Open Directory Project" Brother Michael is also a featured writer and expert on "Western Religions" for Examiner.com of the Anschultz Corporation of Denver, CO.
Reverend Dr. Craig Conway, OSM. is an Officer of the Universal Life Church and Executive Director of Public Relations, Dr. Conway plays an extensive role in the upper midwest with exhibits and conferences involving public relations and keeping affiliate gifts shops such as the "Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary" (Holy Hill) in Hubertus, WI. and others well stocked. Dr. Conway's position requires a great deal of travel and he is extremely well known within the Inner Circle of Non-Profits and Religious Organizations throughout the USA.
|Reverend Dr. David Stembaugh, OSM. is an Officer for the Universal Life Church and the Executive Director of Biblical Studies which includes hosting weekly Bible Study on the Universal Life Church Radio Network. Brother David is also Pastor of Empty Cross Ministries of Lafayette, IN.|
|Reverend Dr. Joel Lamoure, OSM., is an Officer for the Universal Life Church and Chief of Universal Life Church World Headquarters of Canada. Brother Joel is also Executive Director of the Universal Life Church Medical Advisory Board, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at Shulich Scool of Medicine and Denistry and Assistant Director of CME-Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario. Dr. Joel is also a Teaching Associate, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and serves as a psychiatric pharmacist at London Health Centre, Victoria Hospital.|
|Reverend Dr. Bruce Micciulla, OSM. is an Officer of the Universal Life Church, the Executive Director for the Universal Sunday Mass and is a host of Sunday Night Evening Prayer Vespers on the Universal Life Church Radio Network. Brother Bruce is also Pastor of Good News Ministries of Fort Worth, TX.|