Fr. Jordan Francis, OSM † (Bishop)

"The Universal One Church 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."


The roots of the Universal One Church run deep and are steeped in tradition within the Christian Church. The word "Universal" itself by definition is synonymous with Christian or Catholic, originating from the Greek Language word katholikos. St Ignatius of Antioch is credited for the first known use of the Greek word katholikos meaning "universal" when describing the Church in his Letter to the Smyrnaeans in the year 107. This has led many scholars to conclude that the appellation Universal (One) Church with its ecclesiastical connotation may have been in use as early as the last quarter of the 1st century.

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Our Mission

Rev. David Stembaugh, OSM

Our Founder & History

Our Beliefs and We Have Full Apostolic Succession

Rev. Bruce Micciulla, OSM

Staff & Leadership

Rev. Craig Conway, OSM

Reverend Craig Conway
Jesus Christ Founder

We Believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian Life. 

We Believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.

We Believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal imminent return. 

We Believe that man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.

We Believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.

We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit in dwelling within all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.

We Believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.

Fr.  James O'Malley, OSM † (Bishop)