United Methodist Clergyman. Born April 15, 1930, Bermuda, Conecuh County. Parents– Thomas L. and Pauline Butts. Married– Hilda A. Tidwell. Education– Troy State University, B.A., 1951; Emory University, B.D.; Northwestern University, Theology School, M.A. in Pastoral Psychology; Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, graduated 1957. Served churches in Panama City, Fla.; Canoe, Mobile, Foley, and Brewton, Ala.; superintendent of the Dothan district for the Methodist Church; pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, 1978-1983; pastor, Trinity Methodist Church in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Monroeville United Methodist.  Taught psychology at the University of West Florida and at Jefferson Davis State Junior College. In 1978 wrote and broadcast a fifteen part series on “The Protestant Hour.”  Preached in many churches and radio and television series. Pastor emeritus of Monroeville Church on his retirement in 1998.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


The Bible and Living in the World. Nashville; Graded Press, 1978.

Tiger in the Dark. New York; Abingdon, 1978.