Bishops Council




Apostle Dr. Wales Williams Jr. is the pastor and founder of The Harvest Place Christian Church as well as Presiding Bishop/Chief Apostle of Timothy's House International Fellowship.


Apostle Williams is also the Founder and President of Just 2 Bless Ministries.  He has a Masters of Divinity in Sociology of Religion, a Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Social Sciences, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree. Although proud of his academic accomplishments, he humbly states, “It’s not the degrees that make me, but I’m driven and most proud of what and how God has defined me.”




Bishop Whitlock is married to his beautiful wife, Faith Whitlock. He is very appreciative that God arranged for him such a lovely wife! He has truly found a good thing. Together, they are the proud parents of Joshua Whitlock. Bishop self-describes as “a student of life.” He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and a Minor in Pre-Law from the University of Montevallo. In his pursuit of knowledge, Bishop Whitlock completed graduate work at the University of Montevallo in Counseling and Guidance, Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bishop Whitlock has a dedicated heart to see generational and cultural gaps bridged on Sunday mornings and beyond the workplace into homes.


Bishop Whitlock serves as the senior pastor of the True Vine International Church, Birmingham, AL and Third Presiding Bishop of The Promise Assembly.




Maurice Valentine is a native from Montevallo, Alabama where he was born and raised. He was called to the ministry, November 7, 1999, and ordained at Carlton Hill Missionary Baptist Church on April 27 of 2000. In May of 2000, he left Montevallo and moved to Anniston, Alabama to attend Jacksonville State University. It was there he met his spiritual father, Dr. Andra Cunningham of New Life Christian Cathedral. It was this connection and influence that began to catapult Maurice into his next phase of ministry. 

In 2003, He was ordained as an Elder and appointed as Youth Pastor over the youth ministry. In June 2006, he married his best friend Salisia Valentine. In the beginning, they endured much, with the battling of cancer, but in 2009, through faithfulness and God’s grace they overcame it all, as a matter of fact, Pastor Valentine has been cancer free since 2009, but it didn't stop there...

In June 2012, despite barely graduating from Montevallo High School he graduated from North Carolina School of Theology with his doctorate and a 4.0 GPA! 

Maurice Valentine is a Man of God who has overcome and achieved much. He has a passion for people and desires to see them fulfill their purpose. This is done by the impartation of the Word of God, operating under the unction, and in the Glory of God.


On April 28, 2013, Maurice and his wife were released as leaders, by Apostle Andra Cunningham to start Life Changing Christian Center. This has been a 13-year journey in preparation for Life Changing Christian Center as it has been in the heart of Pastor Valentine for years, but through patience and faithfulness to another's vision, LCCC was birthed. In May 2017 Bishop Valentine was concentrated to the high office of Bishop by his Apostle Andre Cunningham and a council of Apostles & Bishop





Jacqueline D. McLemore, the twelfth child born to the late Theodore R. and Bessie M. Glover.  Pastor Jackie, as she is affectionately called by many attended Saint Jude Educational Institute. There she was voted Miss School Spirit by her peers. After high school, she attended Alabama State University, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and History. After twenty-two years of dedicated service with the Montgomery Board of Education, Pastor Jackie felt the tug of God, obeyed and ultimately retired.  However, she has not retired from KINGDOM BUSINESS.


Pastor Jackie is a member of Macedonia Miracle & Kingdom Worship Center /Prophetic Miracle Ministries Worldwide (PMMW) located in Montgomery, AL.  She has been under the tutelage of Bishop Leo Spencer Lewis for over 30 years.


Pastor Jackie teaches and preaches the word of God with a profound biblical and practical awareness, engulfed with integrity, balance and with NO COMPROMISE.  Pastor Jackie seeks to empower the saints of God not only to do the work of the ministry, but she desires that they know they have a covenant through Jesus Christ, to live a holy God-fearing productive life full of peace, prosperity and insurmountable joy.  She is the Pastor of Kingdom Enforcers Worship Center, Montgomery, AL.





  • Bishop Tyson organized his first Mass Choir in Okinawa, Japan in 1973 while serving in the United States Marine Corp from 1972-1976. His second Mass Choir was in Columbia, Tennessee in 1977. His third was the Rutherford Mass Praise Choir in 1994 with the assistance of his long time friend and minister of music Brother Greg Whiting. The choirs were formed to help raise money for persons with cancer and other illnesses. 

  • Pastor Tyson held the position of President of the Eagleville-Rockvale Ministerial Association for two years. He was the first African-American to hold this position since the association was formed. The association consisted of over twenty churches in the community. 

  • He is also the Chaplain of the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center. 

  • He received the Jerry Anderson Humanitarian Award January 17, 2004 in recognition of community involvement and dedication to human development. 

  • He has been employed with the Veteran Administration Medical Center for over 27 years, where he works in the business office. Pastor Tyson also holds the position of Chairman of Programs for the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee for the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. 
    As Pastor Tyson continues to walk with the Lord, Rockvale Independent Original Church of God and the Rutherford Community are continuing to receive blessings.