|Assistant Bishop George Valentine Sr.
|In August of 2004 outgoing Assistant Bishop, Jerry Whitaker from Thebes, Illinois was replaced by
Bishop George Valentine Sr. from Memphis, Tennessee. Bishop Valentine comes to this office with
over three decades of ministry experience.
In December of 1976 Brother Valentine was hired by the legendary Rev Al Green to assist in the
setup and establishment of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, TN. Rev Valentine had a good
reputation and knowledge of organizing and establishing churches. This is the main reason that his
services were sought by Rev Green and the Full Gospel Tabernacle.
Bishop Valentines accomplishments include: election to the first Christian Youth Fellowship
President's Chair in 1957 under the leadership of Blair T. Hunt and A. Maceo Walker for the
Christian Church. He is a 1958 edition inductee of the Who's Who of American High School
Society. He is a dear and trusted friend of Memphis' first African-American Mayor, Dr. Willie W.
Hereton. They have known each other since the first grade. Bishop Valentine attended DePaul
University in Chicago, Illinois and majored in Business Administration. He was Ordained an Elder of
the Church of God in Christ by the legendary J.O. Patterson Sr. in 1974. He helped organize and
create the Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Bible College in Memphis, TN, assisting Elder Delano
Ellis in the college's setup and mission. He was among the first to attend the C. H. Mason Bible
College as well. He has served and been a member of Al Green's Full Gospel Tabernacle for over 27
years. Bishop Valentine is currently the Head Assistant Pastor under the leadership of Rev Al Green
as well as serving as the Assistant Bishop of Miracle Ministries International Fellowship.