Devinion B. Valentine (Valentine is his preferred name), was born in Dallas (from the community of Oak Cliff), TX. His personal vision is to make God known by loving all people and making disciples of Jesus Christ. He is a passionate teacher of the Word, and is equally passionate about modeling the message he delivers. He is one who understands the grace and goodness of God and desires to reciprocate these attributes to everyone he meets.
Valentine has been married to Alecia, his companion, lover, and partner in ministry, for almost 10 years. They have two children, Nick and Neria. They also are the proud grandparents of Harper Valentine. Alecia is truly a blessing to Valentine and is proof of God’s favor in Valentine’s life. She is a wonderful wife, miraculous mother, clear communicator, and an awesome administrator who loves Jesus. Alecia, a Baylor University alum, also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Valentine served proudly in the U.S. military for four years and is now overjoyed to serve the Kingdom of God. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington in Management and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Valentine was blessed to also serve as lead and founding pastor of Amazing Grace Bible Church for eight years. His craving to see the gospel grasp hearts of those living in Cedar Hill and worldwide is very contagious. Valentine’s passion to make God known is derived from an all-consuming love for Jesus.