Steve Butler

Doctor of Educational Ministry – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Steve Butler grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was saved at Bogg Springs Camp and was blessed to have parents who made certain he stayed involved at Olive Street Baptist Church in Pine Bluff under such pastors as Jackie Holt and Paul Magness.
Upon graduation from Ouachita Baptist University in December of 1975, he and his wife Monty moved to Henderson, Texas to Calvary Baptist Church. He served there for 41 years on staff.
Steve began teaching at TBI in the Fall of 1976.


  • Bachelor of Music Education – Ouachita Baptist University, 1975
  • Master of Theology – TBI, 1990
  • Doctor of Theology – TBI, 1993
  • Master of Arts Religion – Baptist Missionary Association Theological School, 2013
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017

Brother Butler currently serves TBI as CEO/Dean and a faculty member.

Jimmy Jones

Master of Church Ministry (Worship Concentration) – Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA


Jimmy began teaching at TBI in the fall of 2005.
He also serves as Associate Pastor (Worship/Children’s Minister) at Longview Missionary Baptist Church in Longview, Texas for fourteen years. He has served 36 years in the ministry in Arkansas and Texas.


  • Associate of Church Music -TBI, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science (Music/Bible) – Arlington Baptist College, 1985
  • Bachelor of English Bible -TBI, 2014
  • Master of Church Ministry Degree (Worship concentration) – Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, 2017

Classes Brother Jones teaches:

  • Applied Music (Voice, Choral Conducting, Basic Guitar)
  • Harmony
  • Homiletics
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Philosophy of Worship
  • Practical Worship
  • Worship Leadership
  • Worship Through the Ages