BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF
Overseer Mother Willie Mae Butts will celebrate 55 years of ministry on March 18 and 19 at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, 636 Hawk St., Daytona Beach.
Service times are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and 5 p.m. on March 19.
Special guests will include Pastor Patricia Jones and Pastor Freddie P. Oats. The event is free and open to the public.
Mother Butts, a native of Pine Level, Ala., was the church’s first lady for 45 years and served with her late husband, Dr. Henry L Butts, a community icon. She currently serves as the co-pastor of Butts Miracle Temple. Her son, Bishop Samuel L. Butts, is the senior pastor.
The great grandmother is an author, poet, artist, songwriter, gardener, and has 30-plus year radio personality and entrepreneur.
Mother Butts has received many local awards and presidential letters of accommodations from every sitting president – from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama.