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."



​Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
1  A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:18 (KJV)
18  A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 

Proverbs 19:11 (KJV)
11  The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 

Proverbs 29:11 (KJV)
11  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward. 

James 1:19-20 (KJV)
19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 

Colossians 3:8 (KJV)
8  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 


 ​2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)
16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

Trusting and Praising Even Amid Covid-19



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