In May 1978, Bishop Keith and Pastor Deborah Butler
graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a mandate from God, and a burning desire to obey that mandate, to fight the good fight of faith (I Timothy 6:12).
In 1978, Bishop Butler founded Word of Faith Christian Center (WOFCC) in a teaching center located on W. Mc Nichols Road in Detroit, Michigan. Sixty people attended the first Sunday service in January, 1979. The very next day, WMUZ, a local Christian radio station, broadcast Bishop Butler’s first daily radio program, The Word of Faith Radio Broadcast