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. Bro David graduated from Florida Baptist College and holds a Master of Divinity Degree. After Bible College Bro David 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 Bro David 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). Bro David 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 Bro David trained. Bro David married his wife, Mihaela, in Brasov in 2009.
In 2012, Bro David 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, Bro David 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 Bro David to be their pastor. We look forward with excitement and anticipation for what God is going to do at Kendrick Baptist Church.