Pastor David Zempel
Bro. Valentino ministers out of the Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle, where he serves under Pastor David Zempel. Bro. Zempel has been pastoring for over 25 years. Valentino is no stranger to MBT. He is heavily involved in several ministries of the church.
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scriptures as the absolute authority for faith and practice. (Matthew 4:4; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:16-21)
We believe there is one true God; He is a trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I John 5:7)
We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God, possessing full deity, without sin, born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-4; 8:58; I John 5:7)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity; He is active in salvation, and He equips and enables believers for service. (Romans 8:1-2; I Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-11; I John 5:7)
We believe man was created in the image of God, possessing freewill, and was made as an eternal being; as a result of the fall, he is born with a sin nature. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 1:12; Romans 3:23)
We believe sin separates man from God, and will be ultimately punished in the Lake of Fire for eternity. (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 5:12; 6:23; Revelation 20:14-15)
We believe salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's substitutionary death, burial and bodily resurrection. (John 1:45; 3:16; Acts 16:31; I Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe the local church was instituted by Christ, and is commissioned to implement His plan of evangelizing sinners and edifying saints; baptism and the Lord's Supper are its ordinances, and the pastor and deacon its offices. (Matthew 16:17-19; 28:19-20; Acts2:42-47; I Timothy 3:1-13)
We believe in the pretribulational and premillenial return of Christ, and in a literal heaven and hell. (Genesis 1:1; I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 2:19; 4:13-18; Revelation 4; 19-20)
How do you pronounce your name?
What is your testimony?
I realized my need for Christ at eight years of age, surrendered to evangelism at age eleven, and began preaching at thirteen.
Which Bible do you Use?
I believe in the Received Text and that formal equivalency is the best translation method because it stays true to the source text; hence I use the King James Version.
Do you provide conservative music?
Currently, we offer piano specials, male solo, female solo, duets, and Izzy has a few specials with more on the way!
Do you offer a program for children?
Kate can have a children's program in conjunction with our meetings, if the church can provide helpers appropriate to the number of children.
How do you travel?
Our family travels in a midsize crossover; a room with space for two adults and three children make perfect accommodations.
Are you bilingual?
Both Kate and I know ASL (American Sign Language) and can interpret. Evangelist Valentino can also address a deaf audience as well.
What's your ETHNICITY?
Valentino is half Peruvian, a quarter Italian, and a quarter Belgian, while Katie is a mix of German, Scottish, and English.
How did you and your wife meet?
I grew up in California and my wife in Indiana, but we met while working at the same christian camp in Tennessee.