First Lady Butler Ministries

"Speaking Life One Heart At A Time"


Bishop Donald H. Butler

and Dr.  Yolanda G. Butler

Bishop Donald H. Butler and Dr. Yolanda G. Butler were married on September 22, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.  They have dedicated their lives to serving others through Kingdom living in marriage and ministry for over 36 years. 

Shortly after marriage, Bishop Butler founded Praise Center on November 10, 1984 in his brother's home.  The church flourished over the years in Compton, Carson, Gardena and Inglewood, California.  Various ministry and community programs were successfully established.  After 23 years of service in California, in November 2006 the Lord changed Bishop’s assignment to Texas.  After Bishop made the announcement to the congregation, 13 families, consisting of approximately 60 individuals, made the choice to join Bishop and his family to help birth Praise Center’s vision in Texas.  This was a great sacrifice.  Many came on a last paycheck, quit jobs, sold just about everything, and relied totally upon the Lord’s guidance and provision to fulfill purpose and win souls for the Kingdom.  Praise Center of Texas was established in August 2007.  In March 2016, Praise Center purchased land in Forest Hill, Texas to build their future home.  

Bishop Butler received his ministerial license under Church of God in Christ in 1981 and ordination license in 1984.  He received his diploma in Advanced Practical Theology from International Seminary in 2006.  Bishop was consecrated as a Bishop under Kingdom Covenant Ministries on October 9, 2009.  He has been in the ministry since 1980, exhorting individuals to strive for perfection and maturity in Christ.  This anointed preacher and teacher captivates any audience with his unique style, and is known for his “props” and PowerPoint presentations.  Bishop Butler is the founder of Re-Ignite Pentecost Ministries, a ministry dedicated to re-ignite Pentecost in the church.

Dr. Butler received her evangelist license under Church of God in Christ in 1998 and holds 3 degrees including Doctorate in Religious Philosophy in Christian Leadership and Organization.  Dr. Butler combines her passion for music and deliverance ministry in helping others to discover their God given purpose in life.  Dr. Butler is the founder of First Lady Butler Ministries where her passion is to speak life one heart at a time.

Called to Train, Equip, Approve and Mentor the Body of Christ with an emphasis in the Five-Fold Ministry, Bishop and Dr. Butler are known for their dynamic tag-team preaching, teaching and prophetic ministry, having traveled throughout the United States, and abroad, spreading the gospel to such topics as Interrupted Blessing; Don’t Panic It’s Just a Test, and God is Attracted to Trouble.  They are avid seminar speakers, bible college instructors and published authors.

Bishop and Dr. Butler have two children and six grandchildren who they absolutely adore and are the spiritual parents of chosen sons and daughters in the Gospel.