Pastor and Author Kevin Butcher: “Rescued from Shame-Based Religion”

Pastor and Author Kevin Butcher: “Rescued from Shame-Based Religion”

A View from the Wall with Kevin Butcher
When Kevin was 35, he found himself with what looked like the perfect life — married to the woman of his dreams, father to three beautiful daughters, pastoring a historic church that was coming back to life…yet he still just wanted to die. He was trying to fill the screaming emptiness in his spirit through over-achievement, approval, and academic success, and then, through a terrifying moment where he nearly committed suicide, he came to terms with this inner emptiness and his absolute inability to fill it.
From this place of deep brokenness, the Holy Spirit started him on a healing journey of being rooted in God’s love, day-by-day. God’s love saved his life.
Pastor Kevin Butcher was a lead pastor for 35 years—the last 16 in urban Detroit. He is founder and executive director of Rooted Ministries, which comes alongside isolated, wounded, and discouraged pastors and their families to help them experience the deep love of God through abiding in Jesus. Kevin is the author of Free: Rescued from Shame-Based Religion, Released Into the Life-giving Love of Jesus and Choose and Choose Again: The Brave Act of Returning to God’s Love. He is a graduate of Taylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary and has written numerous articles and shared the message of the Father’s love around the world. Kevin is married to his best friend, Carla, and has three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.
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