Ordained in 1984, Rev. Butler served in The Diocese of Belize in Central America as deacon at St. John's Cathedral in Belize City and also as associate priest at St. Mary's Church in Belize City. He was the senior priest on staff at St. John's Cathedral in Antigua from 1986 to 1989.
His work in Canada began in 1989. He served as priest on staff at St. James cathedral in Toronto and associate priest at The Church of The Epiphany Scarborough before being called to The Church of The Nativity in 1991.
Rev. Butler is passionate about guiding and nurturing young people. To this end he has developed and encouraged programs at The Church of The Nativity that focus on engaging young people in the community around the church and beyond.
As an active volunteer, Rev. Butler is a community hospital chaplain and is a member of the Ajax Race Relations Committee. In addition he has served on the executive of TAIBU Community Health Centre. Rev. Butler has served on a steering committee of the Metropolitan Toronto Police force addressing the issue of Community Policing. In 2006, he received the Government of Antigua and Barbuda's Silver Jubilee Award for community involvement in Canada. On May 19, 2007 Rev. Butler received the Excellence In Religion Award at the African Canadian Achievement Awards in Toronto. On September 13, 2009, Rev. Butler was made an honorary Canon of St. James Cathedral in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the community and The Anglican diocese of Toronto.