The history of
childrensbiblestudy.com and Uncle Noah Talk Radio
The better part of my first 15 years was spent on a small farm in
central Oregon. My parents sold the farm when my grandfather was
diagnosed with cancer. We moved to California.
A few months later my older sister and I got on a bus
and traveled to Abilene, Texas to go to school. After my grandfather died, my parents and two brothers
joined us. The family moved to Lubbock, Texas to be involved in the
beginning of Lubbock Christian College. I graduated from LCC and
finished an Advertising Art Degree at Texas Tech University.
The experience of
working for an
advertising agency the last two years at Texas Tech was a blessing.
On graduation I
became the art director. Several years later, I started my own
Advertising Agency. After a few years I got out of the advertising
business and became a free-lance writer/illustrator.
My wife and
I have been married 46 years, have two beautiful daughters and 6
The desire to teach, write and illustrate Bible material for
young people has been with me for a long time. The
writing/illustrating officially started with the opportunity to
illustrate a creation/evolution book in my middle twenties and publish material through a small publishing company.
During this period, I went to a congregation in Lubbock
as the unpaid College Minister and then to another congregation as
Bus Minister. It was not long before I became a writer/illustrator
for the extension department of the Sunset School of
During this time the Noah's Ark publication was
born. It was a monthly "Weekly Reader" type
Bible publication for young people. This was where the seed of childrensbiblestudy.com
was planted. At the same time I discovered that folk would
read what I wrote an began writing a monthly
motivational/inspirational newsletter for the Extension School. This
adventure instilled confidence to expand into uncharted worlds.
In the early 90s, I started teaching art at a small
private school. This was a challenging, delightful experience. The
kids won many art awards, including several state championships. It
was good to work directly with young people on a daily basis.
As part of this experience, God provided a unique
opportunity to travel in Russia to teach art and be involved in an
art exchange. Three years later, I was on the team that conducted Character Counts Seminars in many cities of Russia and Ukraine. Two
back surgeries ended this unique Russian experience.
Childrensbiblestudy.com and Uncle
Noah Family Radio
Another important thing happened through the
combination of teaching art and Russian travel. The idea of
providing animated Bible studies for families all over the world
through the Internet was born. It took almost three years and
several experiments with different programs to finally get to
January, 2001 when we officially launched childrensbiblestudy.com.
On May 6, 2007 we added our
Uncle Noah Family Radio 30-minute program at 11 a.m. on
Sundays on KJAK FM in Lubbock, Texas...as a part of the
Our format is talk radio with guests. Our emphasis is answering Bible
questions...challenging listeners to be Bereans. The Bereans are found
in Acts 17:11...they were noble because they studied the scriptures
every day to make sure what was taught was true.
I am a New Testament Christian dedicated to teaching
just the Bible, not Bible tradition. If what you see in childrensbiblestudy.com
is not proven through scripture, it should not be accepted. There is
no value in teaching things that are not true.
God works in mysterious,
Charles Valentine (Uncle Noah)