I was initially ordained by the Universal Life Church, which cites John 15:16 and the Protestant tradition that all believers are priests as justifying their ordinations.
The ULC states that they do not stand between the believer and God, as most churches do. They stand between the believer and the government, to tell those in government that they have no right to say who is and who is not a minister.
The founders of the Universal Life Church were raised as Baptists (as I was) and the world Headquarters of the ULC is an actual church building where weekly services are held. They found the Baptist church too restrictive (as I did), so they opened their hearts to a bigger mission.
The Universal Life Church has one creed — Do Only What is Right.
My experience as an Ordained Minister within the ULC and as a religious officer within several bodies before that, as well as a lifetime of grappling with religious issues, has led me toward starting a new church, which is currently called Memphis Service Ministries. This is a result of a considered, deliberate, and responsible act.
As an Ordained Minister, I have authority to perform weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies, and other religious services, including ordaining others. My religious studies are ongoing, with the focus of my ministry on helping others.
Please contact me for information on weddings and other services that I offer. For more information on my ministry, please see the website of Memphis Service Ministries.