Universal Christ Church
The Universal Christ Church is a small fellowship of Spiritualist
congregations in Southern California. It was founded in
1970 by Rev. Anthony Benik and was unique in its acceptance
of an element of ritualism in its worship. It operates out of a
Spiritualist perspective and reincarnation is accepted. Most of
the churches are in the Los Angeles area, but there is one large
congregation reported in Australia. In the 1970s there were
five congregations in the greater Los Angeles area, but recent
attempts to contact the church have failed. Its present status is