J. Kevin Butcher has been a member of NCS Grosse Pointe and was a lead pastor for 35 years in three very different kinds of churches and communities. First – a small rural church – then an urban/suburban church that became quite large – and finally, a very diverse, urban church located in a tough, gritty Detroit neighborhood. He now serves as the Executive Director of Rooted Ministries (www.rootedministries.co)
Kevin is passionate about helping believers live in authentic community — across racial, socioeconomic and all lines of division — learning to truly love one another in the chaos of real relationships, learning to celebrate our differences, learning to stay together even when we don’t like one another – so that the world will see a living picture of Jesus Christ.
Kevin also is passionate about helping believers find freedom from childhood wounds — the ones that often keep us trapped, living addictively and in deep dysfunction – unable to experience true freedom in Christ.
He has written numerous articles and shared the message of the Father’s love in twelve different countries. Kevin is the author of the recently-published book Free: Rescued from Shame-Based Religion, Released Into the Life-Giving Love of Jesus.
Kevin now lives in Colorado and has been married to his best friend Carla for thirty-eight years. They love their three grown daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.