Our Founders

Bishop Keith A. Butler

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 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 Luton, England. Keith also supports churches in Sofia and Varna, Bulgaria.

Keith has established PISTIS School of Ministry in each of the locations above as well as in Pretoria, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya In the fall of 2013, PISTIS opened in Accra, Ghana and Kraków, Poland. He is also planning to open new ministries 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 as a declaration of faith for the future world-wide ministry work that was to come. KBM is the fulfilment of that vision..

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 pastoring Word of Faith, Keith Butler also pastored churches in Tampa, FL; Atlanta, Georgia; 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 Ferguson and husband LeeMarc, and Minister Kristina Jenkins and husband Joel.

Pastor Deborah Butler

Pastor Deborah L. Butler is the first lady of Faith4Life church in 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.