I, K. Rex Butts, have most recently served as the Preacher/Minister for the Columbia Church of Christ, Columbia, MD, a suburb located between the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C. I am a follower of Jesus Christ committed to serving as a minister of the gospel. My desire is to help others follow Jesus and help the local church embody the gospel among the community. I am also a husband to Laura and the father of three children: Kenny (deceased), Caryn, and Jared. In addition to serving as a minister, I am an aspiring writer have contributed several articles and book-reviews to Christian journals as well as writing on this blog. I am currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in contextual theology at Northern Seminary and anticipate finishing in June of 2018. I also have received a Master of Divinity from Harding School of Theology, Memphis, TN in 2007 and a Bachelor of Ministry from Harding University, Searcy, AR in 2002.
Like the lives of many people, my life has been a learning journey filled with amazement and challenge, suffering and hope, and a whole lot of grace from God — which we all need. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, frequenting coffee shops and bookstores (especially used ones), music, and traveling. I am also an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, which may make me a person worthy of some pity.
I also enjoy serving as a guest speaker, preaching and teaching on subjects such as Suffering and Christian Hope, The Grace of God, Following Jesus, The Mission of God, and How Christians Read The Bible (Hermeneutics). I am currently considering how and where I can serve God as a minister of the gospel next, so if your church is searching for a new minister then please contact me. Likewise If your church is looking for someone to speak at a seminar, retreat, etc…, please contact me. You can reach me best by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have attached my current resumé, philosophy of ministry, a narrative faith statement, and character references as a PDF documents below. Just click on each link.