Pastor Butler has a personal mission statement, “God has called him to build people and build community.” He lives out his mission daily and wants to inspire others to do the same. Pastor Butler was the founding Senior Pastor of Union Cathedral in Dallas in 2002. Many of you know that as a result of his involvement at Perkins School of Theology and SMU, Pastor Butler, Bishop McKee, and the North Texas Conference made a historic and innovative move to merge Union Cathedral, an independent church, with the historic St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Dallas in August 2014.
Under Pastor Butler’s leadership, St. Paul UMC has experienced spiritual renewal and financial growth and has emerged as a community leader on social issues. Due to his commitment to children and youth ministry, Pastor Butler was able to secure a separate building dedicated to the youth ministry, and lead completion of the build-out of the children ministry areas at St. Paul’s main campus, while hiring full-time children and youth pastor.
Pastor Butler is a gifted preacher, teacher, servant leader, and visionary. He focuses on spiritual growth, vital ministry, and mission as well as community transformation—all of which are very important to St. Luke’s continued growth!
Pastor Butler is the husband of Neisha Strambler-Butler, an executive with American Airlines, and the father of Emily and Bradford Butler.