Meet Minister JaVon Ophelia Butler, MPA, a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Min. Butler is also a sought after Writer, Director and Producer. As a successful Founder, Director and Playwright of SeLah Productions, Inc., (SPI), her beloved non-profit organization domiciled in Southeast Louisiana, Min. Butler has managed to capture the hearts of audiences with her inspiring and motivational messages experienced at her Gospel Stage Play Productions.
Min. Butler's educational experience includes a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology along with her Graduate Studies in which she earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has graced many platforms as a motivational speaker as the Former President of the National Association for Colored People (NAACP), Chapter, #6315. Min. Butler's most noted endeavor is her passion for children and youth to be inspired to strive to accomplish their dreams and visions to become who God created them to be in the earth realm. Min. Butler is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Bayou Lafourche Chapter.
Many people have been inspired as they have witnessed Min. Butler's passion to be Christ-like by encouraging others to live the abundant life that God has promised them as His children. As a Minister, many individuals have deemed Min. Butler's inspirational speeches as life-changing and heart transforming. In 2017, the nation voted for Min. Butler to be selected as Playwright of the Year by Church Stars Christian Entertainment Network. As a result, she was provided an opportunity by God to expand her borders in the Performing Arts. In theater productions and films, Min. Butler uses her Gospel Stage Play Productions as a tool to win souls across Southeast Louisiana and on an international front. She has engaged in many humanitarian efforts across the seas, particularly Ghana, Africa, the Accra Region and has been afforded the opportunity to have a presidential visit with the Ghanaian President, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor. Min. Butler enjoys accomplishing the Mission and Vision of SeLah Productions, Inc., to charities locally and abroad in an effort to help them build their mission and visions.
Min. Butler is also the CEO of JaVon Ophelia's ACT (JOACT) Mentorship & Learning Program in which children, youth and adults receive training from professional coaches in acting, singing and dancing. College students are afforded an opportunity to participate in SeLah Productions, Inc. through the Volunteerism Program, "Theatre Me", which offers college students volunteer hours to complete their courses at an accredited university.
Min. Butler enjoys the assignment of being the Host of her own weekly Facebok Live web talk show series, SeLah's Spot. The talk show topics include current events happening within SeLah Productions, Inc., and ends with an inspirational word.
Ms. Butler has appeared on television stations locally and nationally, particularly The Word Network which is a religious broadcasting network in Detroit, Michigan, Majesty Now in Waycross, Georgia, and Local NBC 33 WVLA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Min. Butler has engaged in radio interviews locally and nationally as well.
Min. Butler is mostly known as a notorious vision and glory carrier. She has inspired many from her favorite scripture, Habakkuk 2:2-3, as she continues to push everyone who witnesses her speaking engagements to carry the vision that God has given them so that His Glory would be reflected in their lives and on the earth. In her prophetic gift, she has ministered to many about their destinies and purposes as it relates to the fulfillment of their vision and desires.
Target audiences: Church Programs/Events; Black History Programs/Events; Vision, Leadership or Business Panels; Training Seminars about Vision, Leadership or Business Practices; Gospel Stations/Radio Interviews; Television Appearances (Gospel), Youth Groups, Bible Studies, Sorority Events, Graduations, and Community Events.
Min. Butler is the proud daughter of the late Joseph Butler, Sr. and the late Joy Ann Woodland Butler of Lutcher, Louisiana. Min. Butler has a love for dogs, particularly her late 13 year-old West Highland White Terrier, Jasper Orion Butler.