Our Senior Pastor

Pastor John R Butcher, Sr. is the founder and Lead Pastor of TBCF

Pastor John was raised in Suisun City by his parents Thomas, Sr. & Beverly Butcher along with his 2 sisters (Yvonne and Jackie) and one brother (Thomas, Jr). Pastor John’s parents taught their children how to fear the Lord and what steps to take to be successful in life. Even though John was a star athlete in High School and College, John made some very bad choices that lead to many arrests and at one time facing 15 to life for a crime that he was guilty of. But the mercy and grace of God showed up on John’s behalf and allowed him a second chance. Seizing the opportunity to change, John now a father of two boys (John, Jr and Jowahn) quickly enlisted in the US ARMY where he served a term of 6 years and was honorably discharged as a NCO.
While serving in the Army, God set up a divine meeting with Sgt. Michael Harry who is now The Pastor of New Life Restoration Church of Waldorf Md. Sgt Harry began to prophetically speak into John life in such a way that he could no longer ignore the call of God on his life.
After some time of attending The Love of Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.; John gave his life to the Lord, his exact words of surrender were, “THIS IS IT!” He began to dive into the Word of God and serving the people of God wherever he could.
In 2003 John moved back to California where he met his beautiful wife Kaiya and they married in September 2004 ( This was his second “THIS IS IT” moment) and from their union came two children Judah and Heaven Lee.
After serving in his local church, John was ordained Elder by Pastor Michael Harry, Sr. and began his journey to teach the Word of God with simplicity and joy. In 2008 Pastor John and Kaiya opened the doors of their home to start Bible study on Tuesday nights called “Righty Dividing the Word” this eventually out grew their couch and in June of 2009 with the leading and favor of the Lord, The Building Christian Fellowship had Her first service ( This was John’s 3rd “THIS IS IT” moment).

Pastor John is a simple man that loves God’s people, loves to learn, loves to teach, and loves to laugh. He has been coined for saying, “The ‘R’ in my name stands for RANDOM”