Biographical Timeline

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Biographical Timeline

Howard Butt’s charisma and leadership capabilities surfaced at a very young age. His ministry as a businessman and lay person touched people and institutions all over the world for more than 70 years.

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September 8, 1927

Born
Kerrville, Texas

HEBJr Youth Revival

1946–1954

Leader in the Baylor Youth Revival Movement

1947

Graduated Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Bachelor’s in Business Administration

Howard and Barbara

1949

Married Barbara Dan Gerber

1951–1971

VP/Board Director, H-E-B
Corpus Christi, Texas

HEB Jr. at the Festival of Faith

1953–1982

Associate Evangelist, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Layman’s Crusades, Festivals of Faith

1956

National Prayer Breakfast Speaker

Presidential Prayer Breakfast with Eisenhower
Howard E. Butt Leadership Initiative

1956–1975

Co-founder, Laymen’s Leadership Institutes

1956–1979

Founding Board Member, Christianity Today magazine, Carol Stream, Illinois

1961

Appointed to President Kennedy’s Committee on EEO

1961

Dedicated Laity Lodge Retreat Center

Laity Lodge Retreat Center
Laity Lodge Youth Camp

1966

Dedicated Laity Lodge Youth Camp

1971–Present

Vice Chairman, H-E-B
San Antonio, Texas

H-E-B Logo

1978

Founder, North American Congress of the Laity

HEB Jr., President, H.E. Butt Family Foundation

1982–2014

President, H.E. Butt Family Foundation, Kerrville, Texas

1990–2011

Laity Lodge Leadership Forum

Howard E. Butt with Desmund Tutu

2000

Introduced “The High Calling of Our Daily Work” radio broadcast that, at one time, was carried on 3,000 stations in all 50 states and led to a major website presence.

2007

Dedicated Laity Lodge Family Camp Program

2009

Dedicated HEBFF Outdoor program

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