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The Top Ten Celebrities Ordained by The Universal Life Church

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The Universal Life Church World Headquarters located in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida ordains men and/or women from all walks of life from throughout the world. These are just a few of the celebrities who have received ordination from the Universal Life Church. The Universal Life Church of Florida is the only Universal Life Church who offers legal, faith based ordination, valid throughout the USA, Canada and most of the world.

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Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac

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Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter who in the course of her work with Fleetwood Mac and her extensive solo career has produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. She was deemed "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" and one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, and, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. As a solo artist, she has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and, with Fleetwood Mac, a further five. Nicks became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church World Headquarters of Florida to officiate the wedding of John McCauley and songstress Vanessa Carlton on December 27, 2013.

Paul McCartney of Beatles Fame

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Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942), is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

Danny Bonaduce of Partridge Family Fame

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Dante Daniel "Danny" Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. Born in Broomall, Pennsylvania, Bonaduce is the son of veteran TV writer/producer Joseph Bonaduce (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mayberry RFD, One Day at a Time, Good Times, The Waltons). The younger Bonaduce became famous as a child actor of the 1970s on the sitcom/television series The Partridge Family. Bonaduce co-starred as Danny Partridge, the wisecracking, redheaded middle son of the singing pop band (headed by Shirley Jones). He and Shirley Jones were the only Partridge cast members whose actual first names were also that of the character he/she portrayed on screen. Danny was the fictional pop group's bass guitar player. Danny Bonaduce is an ordained minister; he was ordained online in order to perform a wedding ceremony as part of a 94WYSP radio promotion in early 2011.[10] He received his ordination from the Universal Life Church World Headquarters of Florida.

Wendy Williams - NBC TV The Wendy Williams Show

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Wendy Williams Hunter (born July 18, 1964), better known by her maiden name Wendy Williams, is an American media personality, actress and author. She hosts a syndicated television talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Prior to television, Williams was a "shock jockette" on several radio shows. Williams has gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities. She was the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series called The Wendy Williams Experience which broadcast events surrounding her radio show. She has written an autobiography and several other books, and has created two product lines: an apparel line with QVC called Adorn by Wendy Williams and a wig line named Wendy Williams Hair World. On July 18, 2014, Williams' 50th birthday, she was honoured by the council of Asbury Park with the renaming of a street to Wendy Williams Way. On April 11, 2013, Williams announced on The Wendy Williams Show she was becoming an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church World Headquarters. She donated items from her talk show, including a wig, a script, and "bedazzled pink microphone" to the Smithsonian Institution's daytime television collection in 2014.

Jesse Hughes - Eagles of Death Metal Fame

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Jesse "The Devil" Hughes (born September 24, 1972) is an American musician from Greenville, South Carolina. He is known as the frontman of the California-based rock band, Eagles of Death Metal. He cites Little Richard as his biggest musical influence and inspiration. On December 6th, 2012 Jesse Hughes became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.

Bill Clinton - President of the United States

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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president from the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Arkansas for five terms, serving from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. He was also the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and who was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons earned law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. As Governor of Arkansas, Clinton overhauled the state's education system, and served as Chair of the National Governors Association.

Clinton was elected president in 1992, defeating incumbent George H. W. Bush. Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history, and signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement. After failing to pass national health care reform, the Democratic House was ousted when the Republican Party won control of the Congress in 1994 for the first time in 40 years. Two years later, Clinton became the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to be elected president twice. He passed welfare reform and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, providing health coverage for millions of children. In 1998, he was impeached for perjury before a grand jury and obstruction of justice during a lawsuit against him, both related to a scandal involving a White House intern. He was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and served his complete term of office. The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.

Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II. Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to address international causes such as the prevention of AIDS and global warming. In 2004, he published his autobiography My Life. He has remained active in politics by campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably for his wife's campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and then Barack Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, he was named United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, and after the 2010 Haiti earthquake he teamed with George W. Bush to form the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Since leaving office, Clinton has been rated highly in public opinion polls of U.S. presidents.

Lisa Williams - Medium, Healer and Psychic

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Lisa Williams (born 19 June 1973 in Birmingham, England) is a self-proclaimed medium and healer who has appeared in two shows on Lifetime Television: Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead (2006–2007) and Lisa Williams: Voices From the Other Side (2008). Williams is the granddaughter of Frances Glazebrook, a British medium. Williams also appeared on Deal or No Deal when the episode aired on NBC on 31 March 2008. She also made a guest appearance in one of Lifetime's other shows, America's Psychic Challenge. In 2004, Williams gave a reading to a senior staff member of TV host Merv Griffin. As a result, Griffin worked with her to host a show of her own. Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead aired for two seasons on the Lifetime network (2006-2007). Her show Lisa Williams: Voices From the Other Side ran for five consecutive nights on the network in October 2008. The shows followed Williams on a typical day, as she claims to communicate with the dead, investigates haunted houses, and conducts other spirit-seeking activities. In March 2009 Williams toured Australia, donating the profits to the Australian bushfire appeal - a total of $65,000. On 22 May 2012 Williams became an ordained faith-based minister of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.

Carrie Underwood - Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer

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Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since become one of the most prominent mainstream recording artists in the music industry, setting and breaking several records throughout her career. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won a vast array of awards, including six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and seven American Music Awards, along with being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Kathy Griffin - Actress and Entertainer

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Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress and comedian. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she moved in 1978 to Los Angeles, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a standup comedian and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows. She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000).

W. Edward Terry - Ed Terry and Friends

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Ed has been refereed to as the renaissance cowboy. His diverse accomplishments include, airline Captain, USCG licenced ocean Captain, artist, published author and singer songwriter. Ed would be the first to tell you his talents have been given to him by God and his efforts have been to try and live up to those gifts. He and his wife Beverly live in Pamlico County North Carolina on a small horse ranch. They have four horses,
three dogs and a cat to keep them company. They also have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They operate a gathering spot for the community called the County Opry. Every Saturday night Ed along with the help of Beverly the band and other volunteers, put on a classic country music show. Ed retired from the New American Airlines in January of 2014 and has devoted his time to music, art and writing. "There's not enough time in the day to do all the things I would like to do, but I use every moment of my day to try and make a positive effect on life." Ed says. "Sometimes it all comes together and sometimes there is more left to do when the day ends. I simply have to do my best to make a difference." Ed hosts a weekly radio show on the Universal Life Church Radio Network. His show is part Christian music of his own and his guests and part commentary.

Mission Statement & About The Universal Life Church:

"The Universal Life Church World Headquarters defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."

Ordination

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? They provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

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