In 1987 Della Reese-Lett, world famous singer, actress and television personality, was ordained as a minister by the Universal Foundation for Better Living, an organization of 22 member churches and study groups worldwide, founded by the Reverend Doctor Johnie Coleman.
Reverend Della, as she is lovingly called founded, Understanding Principles for Better Living Church (UP) in Los Angeles, California in order to provide others with the opportunity to learn and share wisdom, revelations, and inspiration of one of this country's great spiritual leaders.
Her lessons/sermons, based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ, give all who are seeking practical ways to learn and apply the principles that will allow them to have a better life. Inspirations of one of this country's great spiritual leaders
Despite the demand of filming a series in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rev. Della continued to return each week to Los Angeles so that she could teach, instruct and inspire her church. Through her devotion, dedication and determination, what began with eight (8) people around her dining room table has grown into to a love a spirit-filled ministry which now has an attendance of close to 300 people. Rev. Della's message of Practical Christianity has been an inspiration to so many and the church is growing so rapidly that plans for UP's new church home are underway
Della Reese is more than an entertainer, more than an actress, more than a minister – Della is living proof that with God as your partner, you can dream larger dreams and watch them come true.