Bishop Greg Valentine, D.D. Senior. Pastor
Bishop William Greg Valentine was born in San Francisco Ca. He attended St. Paulus Lutheran Middle School, Bridgemont College Preparatory Christian High School and Woodrow Wilson High School in San Francisco Ca. At an early age Bishop Valentine accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and God had his hand on Bishop Valentine. While attending Tree of Life MBC as a little boy in 1975 under the leadership of the late Rev. Larry Banks, God spoke to the blind Pastor and he laid his hands-on Bishop Valentine and he prophesied that God has work for him to do in his kingdom, preaching and teaching God’s word.
In 1980 Bishop Valentine heard the voice of the Lord calling him to preach his word and then he started preparing for ministry. He attended St. Paulus Lutheran and then Bridgemont College Prep—that’s when he heard what the Lord was saying to him in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study and be diligent and handle the word with care.
In 1990 Bishop Valentine accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ at St. Mark Institutional Baptist Church. He was licensed on March 21, 1993 by Rev. Dr. Kevin B. Hall. On May 18, 1997 Bishop Valentine was ordained by the Late Rev. L. Watkins of Macedonia MBC. On April 18, 1999 he was Elevated and Consecrated to the Office Bishop by Bishop David L. Mitchell.
Bishop Valentine has an AA degree in Business, BA in Christian Theology, Master of Divinity in Evangelism and Church Planting from New Covenant Bible Institute. He has been a member of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal College of Bishops since 1999. He was an Associate Minister and Youth Minister at St. Marks Institutional Baptist Church 1990-1994. From 1994-1995 he became the Assistant Pastor at Tiburon Christian Fellowship.
In 1995 Bishop Valentine became the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship (a non-denominational church) and served from 1995-2010. During this time, Bishop Valentine started many successful Ministries before merging (2) churches together and becoming the Senior Pastor of Gethsemane M.B.C. 2010. He was the Co-Founder of April’s Christian Book store from 1998-2003.
After being Consecrated a Bishop in 1999, he was soon Appointed Bishop of Administration of New Covenant Fellowship International Inc., then in 2000 he was Elevated to 1st Vice Bishop of NCFI 2000-2004. Here are a few Ministries: (A) Founder of get it right ministry 501 C-3, (B) Founder of Aquila and Priscilla Ministry, (C) Founder of Feed my Sheep Ministry, and (D) Founder of Coat and Jacket Ministry. In 2004 he became the Co-Founder of United Reform Baptist Church Fellowship. In 2005 Bishop Valentine became the Instructor of Ministers of Northwest Congress of Education, and in 2006 he became Assistant to the Dean of Northwest Congress of Education.
In 2006 Bishop Valentine Established New Life Christian Fellowship of Churches. This fellowship was designed to help struggling independent churches and ministries (Baptist and non-denominational churches) that had no covering or affiliation with a denomination. Under the leadership of Bishop Valentine this Fellowship became the covering for 35 churches around the country.
On April 27, 2012 He became the proud husband to Alison E. Hall of San Francisco California, and together they have (5) Children, (3) Grand Daughters, (1) Grandson and (1) Daughter-in-law. The love for his family cannot be denied. He can be seen spending time with his wife and grandchildren and taking lots of pictures which he loves to do, “because our memories with our family is everything. “
In February of 2015, Bishop Valentine was elected as the Pastor of Saint Paul Tabernacle B.C., several months later April 26, 2015 Bishop was installed to the office Pastor. As the Lord would have it, Bishop Valentine has preached with the power of the Holy Ghost, were lives have and are being change. Bishop Valentine has a passion for bringing people to Christ, he believes in Romans 1:16-17 and lives life by 1 Peter 3:15. In May of 2017 Bishop Valentine was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Pneuma Theological Seminary. Because Bishop Valentine believes in earning his education and he stands firmly on 2 Timothy 2:15, he has continued his education and will be graduating in May of 2018 with an earned Doctorate in Christian Counseling.
Bishop Valentine has been called the Bishop of San Francisco, because of his love for the city of San Francisco. Bishop Valentine knows there is much work to be done, in order to win the city to the Lord Jesus Christ.