Lady Sylvia L. Butler 


Lady Butler was born to Thomas and Ruby Sapp in Syracuse, New York. Her parents moved downstate and resided throughout the five boroughs of New York.  Lady Butler spent her earlier years in Manhattan attending Convent Baptist Church. As a youth, Mrs. Butler was a very active member of the Hollis Presbyterian Church of Queens, N.Y. The latter part of her youth was spent in Hempstead, New York, where she met and married the Reverend Donald E. Butler Sr., on June 4, 1988. This union produced three precious children: Shanelle Janay (18 ½),  Sharelle Shaley (15 ½) and Donald E. Butler Jr., (13)The Butler family served under the Pastoral leadership of the Reverend  Dr. H. David Parker at the Emanuel Baptist Church of Elmont, New York until October 2006 until Reverend Butler was called to Pastor the Community Baptist Church of Southampton.

Lady Butler is a graduate of Adelphi University, Garden City, New York having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Marketing. While attending Adelphi University, Lady Butler was known as a familiar personality on the schools radio station, “WBAU” as the “News Nurse.” She was also a radio personality on the Gospel radio program on “WBAB” reporting the “Little Known Black History Facts.” These activities led to Lady Butler’s certification by the F.C.C. as a licensed radio engineer.                             

  Lady Butler has a passion for education and books as she continues her education toward a Master’s degree in Social Work. She humbly accepts her GOD given ministry in song, which she eagerly shares with others as the Spirit directs. Lady Butler has enjoyed many other activities which have shaped her  personality and life as it is today such as:



·        Former Vice-President of the Gospel Chorus of Emanuel Baptist Church, Elmont

·       Sunday School teacher for the Youth of Emanuel Baptist Church

·       Big Sister Little Sister Council of Emanuel Baptist Church

·       Deaconess Board, Emanuel Baptist Church

·       Officer on the Board of Christian Education,  Emanuel Baptist Church

·       Chaired various committees, Emanuel Baptist Church

·       Women’s Day Speaker, Emanuel Baptist Church/ Community Baptist Church,

·        Served on the Nurses Unit of the Emanuel Baptist Church

·        Served in the Youth Fellowship, Emanuel Baptist Church

·        Member of Gospel Chorus of Community Baptist Church

·        Women’s Department, Community Baptist Church/ Chair

·        Deaconess Board of the Community Baptist Church

·        Lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Nu Phi Chapter-
   Ohio State University
   1983, Xi Gamma Chapter-Adelphi University 1985 to present

·        Member NAACP

·        Currently employed at the Brooklyn Family Court-Child Support Enforcement Agency.                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Lady Butler is a child of the Most High King and seeks a closer walk daily with HIM. She finds her purpose and power through meditating on the scriptures with concentration on her favorite verse in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through CHRIST which strengthens me.” Lady Butler’s favorite saying, “The JESUS in me loves the JESUS in you” keeps her focused on the Cross.