Bishop Rico Butler is the founder and Pastor of Power In Praise Crusade Ministries
and the Presiding Prelate of the Indiana Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the United
Churches of God in Christ, where the Chief Apostle is The Most Reverend Bishop
Aaron Lackey, Sr. Bishop Butler married his high school sweetheart, Evangelist Ivy
Butler; who serves as the Elect Lady of Power In Praise Crusade Ministries and
First Lady of the Indiana Jurisdiction U.C.O.G.I.C. Together they have given
life to four beautiful children: Tequisha, Natasha, Rico E. and Rico A.
Bishop Butler has been in the ministry since 1989; and has served the
church in many capacities. As a young man, Bishop Butler received the
impartation of the gift of helps from his mother, the late Evangelist
Fannie Butler. Bishop Butler dedicated his life to ministry, and has utilized
his God given gifts and talents to help build ministries across the country.
Bishop Butler has taught and trained many musicians, choir directors, praise
and worship leaders, and mentored many men and women in preaching the
gospel. Bishop Butler attributes his growth in ministry to serving over twelve
years as musician and amour bearer to his brother Dr. Daniel Butler; where he
received spiritual impartation and training in the homiletics and hermeneutics of preaching.
Bishop Butler once served as a Superintendent under the late Bishop Milton Hall, in the Indiana First Jurisdiction C.O.G.I.C and as an Executive Board Member and Administrative Assistant to Bishop Donald Alford, Sr., Indiana Fourth Jurisdiction C.O.G.I.C. Bishop Butler is an entrepreneur, educator, author and motivational speaker. Due to his passion for education, Bishop Butler, along with his wife established “New Vision Christian Academy” (K-12 Private School), “New Vision Adult Education Center” and “New Vision Bible Institute”.
Bishop Butler was the front page headline story of the “South Bend Tribune” as well as the featured cover story of “Blessed Gospel Magazine”. In October of 2011, Bishop Butler received the Key to the City of Mishawaka, Indiana and had October 2nd to be named Bishop Rico Butler day. Bishop Butler has ministered to thousands by airing the gospel message through television, radio and internet. The Lord has anointed Bishop Butler with the gift of miracles, prophecy and healing. Many ministries and pastors have been blessed through the ministry gifts of Bishop Rico Butler. To God Be The Glory!