And he gave some to be apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till w e all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God.
1 Samuel 2:1-10 (KJV)
1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
16th Anniversary Celebration
A CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH
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."
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
Rev. Darryl Jordan, Rev. Louise Valentine,
Rev. Johnathan Norman, Minister Sillar Smith