The Reverend Dr. Sheila McKeithen
Reverend Dr. Sheila McKeithen is the current President of the Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL). She assumed leadership of the foundation in January 2015 and is the 3rd President in the over 40-year history of UFBL, succeeding her late mentor, the Reverend Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin, founder and Senior Minister of Universal Truth Center in Miami Gardens, Florida. She is also the Senior Minister of the Universal Centre of Truth in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. McKeithen defied the odds in 1986 when doctors assured her that she had less than six days to live. After her healing experience, she achieved her dream of becoming an attorney at law, and served as a local bar association president, board member for Legal Aid of Broward County and the Florida Law Related Association.
At the height of her legal career, when she served as an Assistant Attorney General in Florida, Dr. McKeithen was ordained and assigned to minister in Kingston, Jamaica for a short six month assignment. That six month assignment turned into nearly 20 years as she continues to service as senior minister of The Universal Centre of Truth for Better Living.
Rev. Sheila, as she is affectionately called, believes that her mission is to be a vehicle for hope and healing while living in humble surrender to the truth that her life work comes through her but it originates out of the depths of Divine Spirit. Her objective for the Universal Foundation for Better Living is to lead the organization into a process of transformation and exponential growth while spreading the life-changing message of New Thought Christianity by planting UFBL ministry expressions around the world.