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Becoming a Christian

GOD LOVES All People

John 3:16 ~ “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal live. “

All People are Sinners

Romans 3.23 ~ “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.”

The Cross of Jesus Christ is for All People

Romans 6.23 ~ “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord.”

All People Can Be Saved Now

Revelation 3:20 ~ “Here I am ! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

John 1:12 ~ “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become a children of God.”

My Prayer to Receive Jesus as my Savior

Dear Jesus, please forgive me of all my sins. I am sorry, and I repent and confess my sin fully to you. By faith, please come into my heart and life, love me and forgive me as You have promised, I believe You are the Son of God, Thanks for giving me eternal life. I love you with all my heart. In Jesus name, amen.

Pastor Randy chose a simple yet profound Mission Statement almost 34 years ago and has remained faithful to it ever since. “My prayer for you is that you would see Him, know Him, and love Him with all your heart.” Being concerned that he had fallen short on his commitment to bring as many people to Christ Jesus as he could, Randy asked God what more could I have done, unaware of the image he had received that day standing on the steps in Jerusalem.

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Jesus is the answer to life! Jesus is Everything!

“My prayer for you is that you would see Him, know Him, and love Him with all your heart.” ~ Randy R. Butler, a follower of Jesus

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About Pastor Randy

Randy grew up in the church. As a child he was nicknamed by his family “Hallelujah Harry” and whenever he could gather an audience within his family he preached. While on the golf team in high school his coach nicknamed him “Preacher Boy”. He met and married Joan Hatfield in 1981. They enjoy living and ministering together in the Keizer-Salem area, while raising two beautiful children, Kristi and Kevin. Kevin went home to be with the Lord in January 2003. Since giving his heart to Jesus on December 4, 1966, Randy has desired nothing more than to be a preacher.

Randy, graduated from George Fox College in 1981, earning a BA in Religion. A Masters of Divinity from Western Evangelical Seminary, followed by a Doctorate of Ministry degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary at age 48. He became a volunteer police chaplain in 2005 and a volunteer with the Oregon Youth Authority in 2015.

In 1986 Randy, became the assistant Pastor at the Salem Evangelical Church almost 34 years ago, becoming the Senior Pastor in 1990. Since joining SEC both Randy & Joan earnestly dedicated their lives to teaching, preaching and modeling the Good News of the Gospel while leading Gods people.

Testimony

What they feel about Jesus Over Jerusalem

Personal Testimony

Muslim Holy men attesting to the significance of the JOJ Image!

During the 56th Bishwa Ijtema, a prominent Islamic religious festival. Muslim Holy men were attesting to the significance of the Jesus Over Jerusalem Image as foretold in Luke 21: 27-28 and (ISA) in the Muslim Holy Book, the Koran. The Bishwa Ijtema festival is the second-largest congregation of Muslims worldwide outside of the Hajj. Annually between 5-6 million worshipers gather, along the Turag River banks, at Tongi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Personal Testimony

Testimonies

Individual testimonies by those who have viewed the authentic image titled Jesus Over Jerusalem. Captured on 2 April 2019 by Pastor Randy R. Butler while on tour in Jerusalem, Israel, overlooking the south steps, Kidron Valley, Israel.

Personal Testimony

Doug Hoffman

Doug Hoffman is the Executive Director of Mercy Inc. both a sponsorer and participant in the Pastoral Training Event conducted 19-22 November 2019 in the Far-East. Doug offers his personal observations regarding the impact the JOJ image had upon himself along with those who view the image.

Personal Testimony

Dr. William Vermillion

THE PICTURE Titled Jesus Over Jerusalem – I must admit that after some 50 years of being involved in various aspects of ministry, I was stunned when Pastor Randy showed me the Picture. I have stood on those very steps leading to the Temple looking out west over the Kidron.

Personal Testimony

TESTIMONY BY MUSLIM HOLY MAN

Reflections upon viewing the authentic image titled Jesus Over Jerusalem: The great Allah Rabbul Alamin has created us for the only purpose of Worshiping Him in the World.

Personal Testimony

TESTIMONY BY MUSLIM HOLY MAN

Assalamu Alaikum! I have a picture in my hand, and it is clearly visible that the face of Isa Islam (Jesus) is present in the clouds of the sky.

Personal Testimony

Jesus Over Jerusalem Project

This video offers a birds-eye view into the full-length (13) minute documentary titled Jesus Over Jerusalem. The story behind the authentic image captured overlooking the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem, Israel on 2 April 2019.

Personal Testimony

TESTIMONY BY DAN DAVIS

Dan Davis is the President of MIF Mission Increase Foundation and was on tour with Pastor Randy when the image of Jesus Over Jerusalem was captured on 16 April 2019 in Jerusalem, Israel overlooking the Kidron Valley standing on the South Steps where Christian theologians believe Pentecost took place over 2,000 years ago.

Personal Testimony

TOKEN OF LOVE FOR PASTOR RANDY

View these profound, heartfelt, and impactful personal testimonies by individuals after viewed Jesus Over Jerusalem Image. The image captured by Pastor Randy R. Butler, the full story is available here. Bring distributed throughout South Asia by Mercy Inc and local outreach ministry partners.

Latest Events

JOJ & Mercy Jesus Life Outreach Dhaka Event

Our significant goal for the year 2021 is to distribute thousands of the Image of Jesus Over Jerusalem, Jesus Life devotionals, Jesus Life Journals, and Kitabu Mukaddas (The Holy Bible in Arabic) during the 56th Bishwa Ijtema, a prominent Islamic religious festival.

Similarly, the image of Jesus Over Jerusalem in the clouds over Jerusalem is foretold in the Muslim Holy Book, the Koran. A version of the story also appears in the Torah and the Bible’s Old Testament (Genesis 22). Luke 21: 27-28: “And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.”

New Position Announcement

The three driving principles of MI are Stewardship, Leverage and Urgency. The position of VP of Church & Community Engagement is an important role in helping achieve these principles in partnership with the local church. If you would like to be on Randy’s prayer team and or would like to make a tax deductible contribution to Randy’s new ministry please click Here. Thanks so much.

In Christ, Randy Butler

Pastor Randy Completing his Assignment 

Pastor Randy R. Butler completed 35 years as the Pastor at Salem Evangelical Church on 31 January 2021. After much discernment, the Holy Spirit told Randy & Joanie they had completed their assignment at Salem Evangelical Church, and God has another ministry assignment for them both. Stay tuned to discover their next ministry assignment.

New Endorsement

We count it a privilege to partner with JOJ to the farthest ends of the earth. We consider this ministry to be potentially among the most eternally impacting ministries in our future as a denomination. Our nearly 500 churches worldwide are grateful to witness what God is doing through his Holy Spirit through this ministry. It is an honor to support this ministry, for the sake of the Kingdom.

Dr. Jay Forseth, General Superintendent of The Evangelical Church

Mercy – TKC – SEC Presentation

Senior Pastor Randy R. Butler, at Salem Evangelical Church (SEC) participated in a significant Pastoral training event in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In association with, SEC, Mercy Inc., and One Mission Society together with the collaboration of the Talitha Koumi Church, Pastor Randy preached to and taught 400 Pastors.

Dr. William Vermillion – Reflections

I must admit that after some 50 years of being involved in various aspects of ministry, I was stunned when Pastor Randy showed me the Picture. I have stood on those very steps leading to the Temple looking out west over the Kidron.

Jesus Over Jerusalem – Project

This short trailer opens a window into the story behind the authentic image titled Jesus Over Jerusalem. Captured on Pastor Butler’s phone 2 April 2019 while on tour in Jerusalem, Israel.

Pastoral Training Event

Senior Pastor Randy R. Butler, at Salem Evangelical Church (SEC) participated in a significant Pastoral training event in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In association with, SEC, Mercy Inc., and One Mission Society together with the collaboration of the Talitha Koumi Church, Pastor Randy preached to and taught 400 Pastors.

Dr. Butler – JOJ Launch Intro

Senior Pastor at Salem Evangelical Church, Salem, Oregon introduces the JOJ – Project and the authentic image titled Jesus Over Jerusalem captured on his phone on 2 April 2019 in front of the South steps, Kidron Valley Jerusalem, Israel.

Dynamic Women – Asia

During the Pastoral Training Event, Joanie Butler and Lori Cavell from Salem Evangelical Church and Pat Dragon from One Mission Society all members of Dynamic Women Group, taught about 120 local women over multiple days, from the Seed Sower program

WHAT DOES IT REALLY
MEAN TO BE A FOLLOWER
OF JESUS CHRIST??

Jesus has the answer to every question, a solution for every problem, healing for every hurt, wholeness for every broken relationship! Jesus is the answer to life…Jesus Life! JESUS IS EVERYTHING!

DEVOTIONAL

3 Year Devotional

What Jesus showed us and told us while backpacking homeless.

Pastoral Prayers of Encouragement

It is my desire to be a support to you through the avenue of prayer.

BOOKS

Book through gray clouds to blue sky

Through Gray Clouds to Blue Sky: The ART of Learning to Adjust to God is a fresh look at how humankind can get along best with God. People struggle with God, all people at least some of the time. We struggle with God when we hurt, during loss, during times of uncertainty, during the valleys of life. Through Gray Clouds to Blue Sky will help the reader unlock secrets and mysteries of experiencing an awesome relationship with God. Would you like to have an awesome relationship with God? Through Gray Clouds to Blue Sky: The ART of Learning to Adjust to God will help you see Him, know Him and love with all your heart in ways you never thought possible.”

Randy R. Butler DMin
Pastor at Salem Evangelical Church

“Uniquely designed to help others see lessons on the simple, yet profound stories of Jesus, and to apply those teachings to their own lives. Gospel Grit includes questions to ponder that encourage the reader to be
mentored by Jesus in refreshing one on one exercises. Designed to read weekly and worked through slowly and intentionally, challenges designed to transform your heart and your life one step at a time.”

Randy R. Butler DMin
Pastor at Salem Evangelical Church

“Forecasting Temptation looks mainly at the spiritual dynamics of temptation and the key aspects of our relationships to it as believers. Dr. Butler doesn’t seem to leave any rock unturned in anticipating the effects of temptation on our journeys and gives helpful, nearly comprehensive strategies from a faith perspective that can help a person begin to deal with temptation in proactive, healthy ways towards a more well-rounded, God-honoring recovery and lifestyle.”

Jayson Graves M.MFT
Founder and Clinical Director, Healing for the Soul Counseling

“In Reclaiming Heaven’s Covenant Randy opens God’s word and lets us in on his life journey. He is honest, wise, and true to Scripture. He emphasizes genuine relationship and doesn’t reduce the Christian life to principles. Rather he focuses on knowing God personally and walking with Jesus. Thank God for his life of faithfulness, and I congratulate him on this book. You will see that conviction surfacing throughout this book, which resonates with an eternal perspective.”

Randy Alcorn
Author of Heaven and If God Is Good

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