Leroy Butler, Jr. was born in Valdosta, Georgia. He attended
Valdosta Public Schools from 1955 to 1967. After graduation
he attended Valdosta State College, Valdosta Area Vocational
Technical School, Southern Bible Institute, Alabama Christian
School of Religion, University of Biblical Studies and Southwest
Bible College & Seminary.
Butler is a national and internationally known lecturer, revivalist
and workshop leader. He is in constant demand and conducts several
workshops and religious meetings each year. Butler speaks regularly
on national and regional, school and church lectureships. He
has preached and held meetings in the states of Alabama, California,
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, New
Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and
Virginia. He has participated in religious campaigns, and conducted
radio broadcasts in the countries of Bermuda and Trinidad and
Tobago in the West Indies. He serves as an advisor to the National
Lectureship of Churches of Christ and was elected as Vice-Chairman
for the Southeastern Regional Lectureship of Churches of Christ
in October of 2007.
In August of 2007, Butler was a featured speaker on the subject
of business Entrepreneuralship at the Harley Langdale School
of Business at Valdosta State University. His lecture was entitled:
“Turning Trials into Trails”.
Butler has served as pulpit minister for Woodlawn Forrest Church
of Christ (formerly West Adair Church of Christ) since July
of 1981. Butler was ordained as one of the shepherds of Woodlawn
Forrest in March of 2000. In 1999 the church erected a much
needed 12,000 square foot, 1.2 million dollar sanctuary on 17
acres to house a vibrant and growing ministry.
In 1983, Butler was selected as one of the Outstanding Young
Men in America. In February 1990, the Black History Action Committee
of Lowndes County selected him as an outstanding spiritual leader
in the community.
Butler has held real estate, insurance and securities licenses
and is a past member of the National Association of Security
Dealers, the National Association of Realtors and the Valdosta
Board of Realtors.
He is founder, president and chairman of the Board of Life
Assets Unlimited, LLC, a real estate investment company. He
is also co-founder of ButGod Enterprises, LLC a real estate
In May of 2000, Butler founded the F.A.I.T.H. Scholarship Foundation,
INC, which has raised thousands of dollars to provide scholarships
for underserved and disadvantaged youth entering Christian colleges
Butler serves on the board of directors of several community
based, public and private non-profit organizations. He is president
of the Coalition of African American Churches (COAAC) and treasurer
for Helping Others Manage Efficiently (H.O.M.E.) which he helped
to establish. He was secretary/treasurer for the Central Valdosta
Development Authority for three years and a founding board member
for the Lowndes County Partnership for Health. He currently
serves as planning committee chairman on the Valdosta-Lowndes
County Hospital Authority and is past chairman of the Lowndes
County Board of Equalization where he served for over 12 years.
He is a past director and charter board member for Valdosta
Project Change, an Anti-Racism Initiative of the Levi Strauss
Foundation, a founding member of 100 Black Men of Valdosta,
a 2002 graduate of Leadership Lowndes and has been appointed
as a founding member of the Board of Trustees for Lowndes Associated
Ministry to People (LAMP) in 2006.
He is married to the former Gloria A. Bythwood; they have two
daughters, Tyrah Nichole and Desdamona Marlana.