Hi! My name is Kent Butler, and I am the Director of Operations for The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I am also the son of an Assemblies of God minister who has pastored in Berryville, Arkansas since 1980. In pursuing my own credentials with the Assemblies, I ran into a roadblock. Because I had not gone to a Bible college, the Assemblies of God would not credential me nor recognize my life experience. I've pastored under my father since August 2, 2009 and dedicated my life to the Gospel since I was five.
I found this a bit odd, and I decided to pursue a Master of Arts in History at Liberty University to see the history of how the Assemblies of God has credentialed, licensed, and ordained its ministers. The results have been astounding. This site and study are a product of that journey. As of June 2022, I completed the necessary requirements for becoming a credentialed minister within the Assemblies of God. I still have some work to do in order to be licensed and ordained.
What I do in my free time...