Bishop Keith A. Butler
Bishop Keith A. Butler is the senior pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center. Keith Butler is the founder and president of Keith Butler Ministries (KBM), an international organization established to take the life-changing message of the Gospel to "the uttermost parts of the earth." Through Live Your Faith Seminars and the establishment of our PISTIS School of Ministry in various locations, Keith Butler provides teaching of the Word of God on a variety of subjects such as how to live the life of faith, how to fulfill the call of God for your life, how to receive your healing, the importance of walking in love and many more topics. PISTIS is specifically designed to train ministers so that they are equipped to go out into their world and teach and preach Jesus effectively.
Keith Butler has established several ministry works outside the United States. Currently, there are churches in Toronto, Canada with a new one opening soon in Ottawa, Canada. Churches have also been established in London and Luten, England. Keith also supports churches in Sophia and Varna, Bulgaria.
Keith has established PISTIS School of Ministry in each of the locations above as well as in Pretoria, South Africa. In the fall of 2013, PISTIS will open in Accra, Ghana and Kraków, Poland. He is also planning to open new ministry schools or churches in St. Petersburg, Russia and in Marseille, France. Through KBM, Keith Butler is teaching the Word, doing the work, and touching the world!
In addition, Keith Butler is the founder and senior pastor of Faith4Life Church in Dallas, TX. He continues to travel around the United States and the world as an itinerant teacher, preaching and teaching from God's holy Word.
Though the Word of Faith Ministerial Alliance, Keith Butler serves as the pastor and overseer to other pastors and ministers in and outside of the United States. For more information about The Alliance, visit faithleaders.com.
It All Began . . .
Keith Butler has served in the ministry for over 39 years. Answering the call of God on his life at a young age, he and his lovely wife, Deborah, started Word of Faith Christian Center in January 1979. Services were held in a small, storefront building in Detroit, Michigan. Starting with just 10 people in attendance, including Keith and his wife Deborah, Word of Faith quickly grew. By 1998, Word of Faith had 20,000 plus members with Keith Butler as its pastor. Currently, Word of Faith Int'l Christian Center is located on 110 pristine acres in Southfield, Michigan. International was added to the church's name in preparation for the future world-wide ministry work that would come and is now here through KBM.
Pioneer Church Planter
Keith Butler was the pastor of Word of Faith Int'l Christian Center for 32 years, during which time he established over 45 churches in 14 states across the U.S. From those churches, other churches have been birthed, resulting in Word of Faith, Faith Christian Center or Faith4Life churches in several cities across the United States.
While pastor of Word of Faith, Keith Butler also pastored churches in Tampa, FL; Atlanta, Georgia; a Phoenix, AZ; Round Rock, TX and Jackson, MS.
In addition to his many accomplishments, including various TV and radio broadcasts and appearances, Keith Butler is an author of several books. Some of his titles include, How To Handle Pressure With Skill, Faith for Life, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, and his daily devotional, Fresh Water. For more information about books and message series by Keith Butler, visit wordoffaith.cc/resources.
Bishop Butler is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also graduated from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He enjoys the support of his lovely wife, Pastor Deborah L. Butler, and their children: Pastor Andre Butler and wife Tiffany (granddaughters Alexis, Angela, & April), Pastor MiChelle, and Minister Kristina Jenkins and husband Joel.
Pastor Deborah Butler
Pastor Deborah L. Butler is the first lady of Faith4Life Churches in Round Rock and Dallas, Texas, where she serves in ministry with her husband, Bishop Keith A. Butler. She and Bishop Butler remain Founders of Word of Faith International Christian Center located in Southfield, Michigan.
Pastor Deborah is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel. Her encouraging, yet down-to-earth teaching imparts wisdom from the Word of God into all that hear her speak. One of Pastor Butler’s many duties is serving as the Director of the Women of Virtue Ministry at both Faith4Life Church locations in Texas. Pastor Deborah is often called to travel to other ministries to teach and admonish women to walk in the wisdom of God, and to experience peace in every area of their lives.
Pastor MiChelle Ferguson
Pastor Michelle A. Ferguson is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center. She is the oldest daughter of Bishop and Pastor Deborah Butler. Pastor MiChelle serves with her father, Bishop Keith A. Butler as the Co-Pastor of Faith4Life Church in Dallas, Texas. She also serves with her brother, Pastor Andre Butler on the ministerial staff at Word of Faith International Christian Center, Southfield, Michigan where she sits on the Board of Directors. She is the Director of Worship Arts Ministries, Campus Ministry and Young Singles. Pastor Butler teaches the Word with boldness and wisdom that exceeds her age, which is a testimony that raising children in the Word of God and living it before them has rewards exceeding abundantly above all you could ask or think.
Pastor Andre Butler
Pastor André Butler is the executive pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center, founded by Bishop Keith A. Butler, in Southfield, Michigan and the former pastor of Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, Georgia. His mission in life is to equip others to experience the future that God has for them. His ministry emphasizes God's desire to prosper His people in every arena of life and God's command for His people to do their part in winning the world to Jesus.
Pastor André, an award winning pastor, has been recognized for the following achievements: ‘The One to Watch' by African American Pulpit, ‘Up and Coming Broadcaster' Award by Streaming Faith, and ‘Most Loved Pastor' by Gospel Today.
He is a graduate from both Rhema Bible Training Center and Kennesaw State University with a bachelor's degree in Management. He resides in the metropolitan Detroit area with his wife, Minister Tiffany Butler, and their three beautiful daughters - Alexis, Angela, and April.
Minister Tiffany Butler
Minister Tiffany Butler is the wife of Pastor André Butler, executive pastor of Word of Faith in Southfield, Michigan. She serves in full-time ministry beside her husband, where she is Director of Diamonds, a ministry for women. Minister Butler is an honors graduate of Word of Faith Bible Training Center, class of 1999, and is a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel.
Minister Butler's desire is for women of all ages to live what they are worth, as they realize who they are in Christ and walk in the wisdom of God.
The ministry gift in Minister Butler touches the lives of men and women of all ages and backgrounds, as she teaches the Word of God with simplicity, humor, and understanding. She and Pastor André Butler are the proud parents of three daughters: Alexis , Angela, and April.
Minister Kristina Jenkins, Esq.
Kristina Jenkins is the youngest daughter of Bishop Keith & Pastor Deborah Butler. During her senior year of high school she was led by God to turn down a full academic scholarship to the University of Michigan in order to attend Bible school. She is a 2001 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel.
After graduating from Bible school and subsequently college and serving in the ministry for a season, Kristina was led to pursue a law degree at the University of Michigan Law School. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan and serves alongside her family as Corporate Counsel and as a Staff Minister at Word of Faith International Christian Center.
Kristina passionately encourages young people to be independent of this world's system and to be dependent on God by pursuing Him with all of their hearts. Her heart's desire is to see all people come into the knowledge of the truth, and live like the champions that God has created them to be in every area of life.