Meet The Writer, Director & Producer…

Meet Minister JaVon Ophelia Butler, MPA, a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Min Butler is also a sought after Writer, Director, & Producer. As a successful, Founder, Director & Playwright of SeLah Productions, Inc., (SPI), her beloved non-profit organization domiciled in Southeast Louisiana, Min. Butler has managed to capture the hearts of audiences with her inspiring and motivational messages experienced at her Gospel Stage Play Productions.


Min. Butler educational experience includes a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology along with her Graduate Studies in which she earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy. She has managed to grace many platforms as a Motivational Speaker as the Former President of the National Association for Colored People, (NAACP), Chapter, #6315. Min. Butler most noted endeavors is her passion for children and youths to be inspired to strive to accomplish their dreams and visions to become who God created them to be in the earth realm. Min. Butler is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Bayou Lafourche Chapter.


Throughout her years, JaVon has given her life to her contention, “We Serve God Through Serving Others.” She has devoted her life to being a Servant of God. Recently, JaVon received her Ministerial License from Choice International Ministries, Bishop Antoine M. Jasmine, Overseer. Presently, JaVon serves as the Drama Director at Choice International Ministries, directing & writing monologues and plays for different occasions. She has spoken at several different church events and has inspired many young people to live for Christ. Butler’s desire is for young people to serve God by applying the Word to their lives.​


Many people have been “Inspired” as they have witnessed Min. Butler’s passion to be Christ-like bu encouraging others to live the abundant life that the God has promised them as His children.  As a Minister, many individuals have deemed Min. Butler’s inspirational speeches as life-changing and heart transforming. In 2017, the nation voted for Min. Butler to be selected as Playwright of the Year 2017 by Church Stars Christian Entertainment Network.  As a result, she was provided an opportunity by God to expand her borders in the Performing Arts. In Theater Productions & Films, Min. Butler uses her Gospel Stage Play Productions as a tool to win souls across Southeast Louisiana and on an international front. She has engaged in many humanitarian efforts across the seas, particularly Ghana, Africa, the Accra Region and has been afforded the opportunity to have a Presidential Visit with the Ghanaian President.  Min. Butler enjoys accomplishing the Mission & Vision of SeLah Productions, Inc., (SPI), as she gives to charities locally and abroad in an effort to help them build their Mission and Vision. 

Min. Butler is also the CEO of JaVon Ophelia’s ACT, (JOACT), Mentorship & Learning Program in which children, youths, & adults receive training from professional coaches in Acting, Singing, & Dancing.  College students are afforded an opportunity to participate in SeLah Productions, Inc. (SPI), through the Volunteerism Program, “Theatre Me”, which offers college students volunteer hours to complete their courses at an accredited university. 


Min. Butler enjoys the assignment of being the Host of her own weekly FACEBOOK LIVE Web Talk Show Series, SeLah’s Spot.  The talk show topics include current events happening within SeLah Productions, Inc., (SPI), and ends with an inspirational word. 


Ms. Butler has appeared on television stations locally and nationally, particularly The Word Network which is a religious broadcasting network in Detroit, Michigan, Majesty Now in Waycross, Georgia, and Local NBC 33 WVLA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Min. Butler has engaged in radio interviews locally and nationally as well.


Min. Butler is mostly known as a notorious Vision and Glory Carrier. She has inspired many from her favorite scripture, Habakkuk 2:2-3, as she continues to push everyone who witnesses her speaking engagements to carry the vision that God has given them so that His Glory would be reflected in their lives and on the earth.  In her prophetic gift, she has ministered to many about their destinies and purposes as it relates to the fulfillment of their vision and desires.


Target audiences:  Church Programs/Events; Black History Programs/Events; Vision, Leadership or Business Panels; Training Seminars about Vision, Leadership or Business Practices; Gospel Stations/Radio Interviews; Television Appearances (Gospel), Youth Groups, Bible Studies, Sorority Events, Graduations, and Community Events.


Min. Butler is the proud daughter of the late Joseph Butler, Sr. and the late Joy Ann Woodland Butler of Lutcher, LA.  Min. Butler has a love for dogs, particularly her late 13 year-old West Highland White Terrier, Jasper Orion Butler.

Affiliations/ Awards


Southern University Honors Society, Pre-Law Society-President (Fall 2001); Political Science Honors Society (Pi Sigma Alpha)-Vice President (Fall 2001); United Nations-Vice-President (2001); American Who’s Who, Collegiate Scholar Member; Recognition of Achievement Award-Highest G.P.A. in Political Science College of Graduating Class (Fall 2001), Delta Sigma Theta-Member (2006-present); St. James Parish NAACP Chapter, #6315, Former President (2002-2006); Lutcher Economic Development Board, Member, (2008-2009);Director, Soul Saving Youth Program (SSYP) (2006-2007); Directress, Greater King Triumph Baptist Church, Youth, Mass, & Senior Choirs (2002-2007); Youth Director-Greater King Triumph Baptist Church (2009-2017), Member, Delta Sigma Theta-Bayou Lafourche Alumnae Chapter, (2004-Present); Director & Playwright, SeLah Productions, Inc., (SPI) (2013-Present); Recipient of Playwright of the Year for 2017-Church Stars Christian Entertainment Network, Phoenix, AZ.