2 Timothy 4:4-5 (KJV)
4  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 

16th Anniversary Celebration


​John 17:6-19 (KJV)
6  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Ministries of Burning Bush

Sunday School Chair........Liz Watson

Pastor Aide......Clemuria McNeill

Usher Chair.......Nellie Norman

Kitchen Committee Chair...Mel Dudley

Music Ministry........Rev. Louise Valentine

Missionary Dept...........Sillar Smith

Assistance Pastor

Rev. Darryl Jordan

Associate Ministers

Rev. Louise Valentine,

Rev. Johnathan Norman,

Rev. Sillar Smith

Minister Nellie Norman

Pastor Valentine has been a leader in the field of ministry for over 26 years. He is married to the former Nellie L. McNeill and they have two children Lorenzo and Damon.  He has been the father to three other siblings, Jermaine Huggins, Letia McNeill, and Clemuria McNeill.

      Schools of higher learning include Appalachian State University, Shaw Divinity School, and Trinity Theological Seminary of which he earned his Master of Divinity degree and Bachelor degree. He was called to pastor Wake Baptist Grove Baptist Church in Garner, NC where he fulfilled the functions of the Sacerdotal office for over 8 years.

     Upon leaving that great church he opened a bible study out of his home and when the living room began to overflow he was led to open a new ministry. Burning Bush Ministries, Inc., is a result of the prompting of the Holy Spirit and a few devoted saints of the word. To God be all the glory!

      His life was forever changed when he was in a life threating accident while driving a farm tractor which turned over and pinned him underneath. Trapped and bleeding his brother and cousin were able to leverage the tractor and pull him from beneath. Dazed and bleeding he was rushed to the hospital, the grace and mercy of a good God had allowed him to escape from the clutches of death. That miracle not only saved his life, but put him upon a new road in life. He rededicated his life to       Christ giving his heart, body, and soul to Christ and his hand to the church.

     Pastor Valentine has a heart for preaching and teaching the word of God and his actions show a genuine love for people. His eyes begin to shins and His face starts to glow, never at a lost for words when he is talking about Jesus. He brings Jesus joy wherever he goes and gives God all the glory. A dynamic preacher he takes no credit but always closes sermons by saying " I gave you what God gave me." Though he may preach on sin and its destruction he always lets the fallen know there is "HOPE" and HIS name is JESUS."