Pastor David Butts was born into a Christian family, raised in church and Sunday School, and received Christ as his Savior at the age of 7. He graduated from Florida Baptist College and holds a Master of Divinity Degree. After Bible College he was pastor of 3 churches in Central Florida until he surrendered to go to Romania as a Missionary in 1990.
In Romania, the Lord used him to plant 14 churches in the Central area in and around the city of Brasov. The largest of the churches there is Hope Baptist Church of Brasov (Biserica Baptista Speranta din Brasov / bbsperanta.ro). He also built a large Youth Camp in the mountains near Rasnov, and began Hope Baptist Bible Institute in the church in Brasov. During the 20 years in Romania the ministry saw over 35,000 Professions of Faith in Jesus Christ. All of the ministries continue on, and in fact, continue to grow under the leadership of the men that he trained. He married his wife, Mihaela, in Brasov in 2009.
In 2012, he returned to the U.S., and accepted a Chaplain position with Kindred Hospice. He then had Health Insurance for the first time in 22 years... just in time to cover triple bypass heart surgery. Looking back it was the grace of God and clearly demonstrated that God had further plans for him. As a Hospice Chaplain, He has had the joy of leading many hospice patients and their family members to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In August of 2018, Kendrick Baptist Church called him to be their pastor. We look forward with excitement and anticipation for what God is going to do at Kendrick Baptist Church.