Our Founder & Bishop
In his signature line-by-line style, Bishop Keith A. Butler travels the world teaching the Word of God without compromise. Everyone who hears experiences the life-changing power of the Scriptures. With “Live Your Faith!” as his slogan, Bishop Butler, with precision and detail, teaches believers the practical application of Faith in their day-to-day lives. His anointed ministry has blessed thousands. Families have been restored. People have been saved, and many more have received their physical and emotional healing.
On January 14, 1979, Bishop Butler opened the doors of Word of Faith Christian Center in Detroit, Michigan. Later, the church’s name changed to Word of Faith International Christian Center. The church now sits on 110 beautiful acres in Southfield, Michigan. Until December 21, 2010, Bishop Butler served as its senior pastor for over 32 years. He is the founder of Word of Faith International Christian Center; he is also the CEO of Word of Faith Southfield and other ministry works in the United States and abroad. In addition, Bishop Butler serves as the Senior Pastor of Faith4Life churches in Round Rock and Dallas, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi.
Close to his heart is the establishment of word-based ministries around the United States and the world. As Bishop, he oversees 14 ministry operations in the United States. These ministries can be found in Birmingham, Alabama; Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville and Tampa Florida; Smyrna, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Antonio, Texas, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Saginaw, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Southfield, Michigan. Bishop Butler has also established several international ministry works. You will also find Word of Faith churches in Africa, Bulgaria, Canada, and England.
The Word of Faith Ministerial Alliance is a fellowship of ministers and Christian leaders who have received Bishop Butler as their spiritual father and/or mentor. “It is my belief and experience that ministers of the gospel need the practical wisdom, encouragement, ministry and accountability that having a spiritual father provides,” states Bishop Butler. “A part of my calling from God is to serve as a Pastor to Pastors and leaders who believe that God has called them to connect with me.” Through its companion website, www.faithleaders.com, ministers and Christian leaders can find valuable resources to aid them in their ministry callings.
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.
Bishop Butler continues to plant churches worldwide. He also ministers extensively in churches, conferences, and seminars throughout the United States and abroad. Bishop Butler can be seen on national television through Direct TV. He is the author of over 24 books with such titles as, Living Life on Top, The Art of Prayer, God’s Not Mad at You, and God’s Plan for Man. For a complete listing of other titles by Bishop Butler visit www.faith4life.cc. You can also stay connected with Bishop Butler on Facebook and Twitter by going to woficc.com/connect.