For service times, and directions click here.

1st Lady Barbara A. Butler

First Lady Barbara A. {Milhouse} Butler was born on January 20, 1948 in Aiken, South Carolina to the parents of Joseph and Josephine Milhouse (who are both deceased). She has 5 siblings: 3 sisters (Claydene, Mary and Delores) and 2 brothers (Willie and Johnny). She completed her education at A.L. Corbett High School in Wagner, South Carolina.

After the death of her Mother, First Lady Butler accepted Christ into her life at the age of 16 at Haden Baptist Church in Aiken, South Carolina. She later backslid; but realizing that she needed the 'Presence of God' in her life, she rededicated her life back to the Lord in 1982 and have since been "Faithful in His Service".

On January 25, 1969, the Lord united Our First Lady and Beloved Pastor, Elder Bobby J. Butler in Holy Matrimony. During this time, Elder Butler was serving in the U.S. Army, so Mother Butler took on the role of "An Army Wife"! The Lord blessed them to have three children: Angela L. Jackson (married to Michael T. Jackson), Denise Abram (married to Michael Abram) and Robert X. Butler (married to Nichola Butler). They also share 7 grandchildren: 3 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.

In 1985 the Lord sent Elder Butler to the North Country, and being the "Godly Wife" that she is---Mother Butler followed the Pastor "willingly". Their ministerial duties began almost immediately upon entering the North Country, as they were instrumental in starting Chapel #2 on Fort Drum, New York. Mother Butler started the first Usher Board in Chapel #2.

In 1987 they joined the Sweet Haven Holy Church of God #3 Family. Under the direction of Elder Nathaniel C. Johnson, Mother Butler was one of the first 3 original members of the Voices of Sweet Haven Choir; and she later also served on the Usher Board. She currently serves as a Missionary, Vice President of the Young Women's Christian Counsel, member of the Women's Choir, and head of the Noon Day Prayer.

Mother Butler is a "Child of God" and a "Virtuous Woman" who demonstrates the "Will of God" in her everyday living. She works willingly in support of her family and the church. She is always willing to listen and assist with any problems that anyone may have. Whenever you see her, she has a beautiful smile upon her face and a warm heart that reaches out to those whom she come in contact with. And she loves singing Praises unto God!

Mother Butler is a "Praying Women" and she supports the Pastor in all areas of his Ministry. She truly is a remarkable, loving and caring person. She leads by example in showing love to all. She loves God, she honors His Word, and she is obedient to His commandments. That is why she holds fast to one of her many favorite scriptures, when she says, "I will bless the Lord at all times, and His praises shall continually be in my mouth." (Psalms 34:1)

Sweet Haven Holy Church of God #3 is truly blessed to have such a "Godly Woman", as we have in our First Lady! We thank God for First Lady, Mother Barbara A. Butler!