Men's Ministry Workshop: Intimacy With God - Feb 18th, 2017
January 4, 2017
The Center for Men's Ministry announces the upcoming workshop:
What:Intimacy With God: Enjoying, appreciating and delighting in His continual, impartial and unconditional love, grace and faithfulness for us daily.
When: February 18th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon,
Where: North Portland Bible College Who: Facilitator Jerry Butler of Eastgate Bible Chapel
RSVP: via link at the bottom of this page, by Feb. 9th, 2017
“The closer our walk with God,
the more we are empowered to manifest
our love for Him through acts
of love and service to others.”
Roosevelt (Jerry) Butler
I grew up in a home with ten siblings. Even though my mom was a single parent, she did her best to see that we attended school and church. I came to know the Lord Jesus at Elim Chapel in my late teens. Sometime after, Thelma and I fell in love and were married in St.Thomas US Virgin Islands. The Lord, according his grace, has kept us together for more than 40 years, and during that time we have been blessed with a son, a daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Presently we live in Portland, Oregon, USA which has been our home for more than 30 years.
Until 2009 I was employed by Freightliner Corporation in Portland (the heavy truck division of Mercedes Benz) for 22 years. I served as an engineering systems analyst. Before that I was an administrator for a large corporation, and later Thelma and I ran a business that we partially owned. Presently I serve as the full-time staff elder (pastor) for Eastgate Bible Chapel, one of the assemblies in Portland.
While living in St.Thomas, I served as elder, youth-leader and Sunday School Superintendent at Grace Gospel Chapel. It was during those years that I developed a passion for serving the Lord in preaching/teaching and leading His people. Presently, in addition to teaching the Word, I also disciple men, organize family retreats, counsel, supervise the youth ministry, and coordinate neighborhood evangelistic outreach. Thelma and I also had the privilege in 2012 to travel to Zimbabwe and South Africa to train pastors and their wives in leadership. This spring (2015) I had the privilege to team teach with Jim Hislop, D. Min, from Western Seminary at North Portland Bible College.
My education started at Cayon primary school. I also did several classes at the University of the Virgin Islands. I have an Associate of Arts (AA) in Business Management; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Finance Law from Portland State University; and Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry and Leadership (2010) from Western Seminary in Portland.