The members of Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, Daytona Beach, will celebrate Mother Willie Mae Butts and her 53 years of ministry March 1 at 6 p.m. The celebration will be at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ of East Central Florida, 636 Hawk St.
The guest speaker will be Pastor Freddie P. Oats of Faith Temple Worldwide Ministry in Dunnellon. The event is free and open to the public.
Mother Butts, a native of Pine Level, Ala., was the church’s former first lady for 45 years with her late husband, Dr. Henry L Butts. She currently serves as the co-pastor of Butts Miracle Temple. Her son, Bishop Samuel L. Butts, is the senior pastor.
The 75-year-old mother of 14, grandmother of 24, great grandmother of nine is an author, poet, artist, songwriter, gardener, 30-year radio personality and entrepreneur.
The overseer of the church’s women’s ministry, she continues to find time to do street ministry and preach the gospel.
She has received letters of accommodations from every sitting president from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama.