Rev. Dr. Quientrell L. Burrell, Jr.
Dr. Quientrell L. Burrell, Jr., is the eldest of two sons born to Mrs. Brenda D. Burrell and the late Quientrell L. Burrell, Sr. Though a native North Carolinian; he was reared in Hempstead, New York. His spiritual upbringing and development occurred at the Antioch Baptist Church, under the pastorate of his grandfather, the late Dr. James L.L. Burrell. He faithfully served as a musician starting with the junior choir, and ultimately served as Minister of Music. On Sunday, March 29, 1998, Dr. Burrell preached his initial sermon at Antioch. Shortly after, he was licensed to the gospel ministry by the Antioch Baptist Church, under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Phillip E. Elliott, Pastor.
He served faithfully in the Eastern Baptist Association of NY, Inc., and the Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, serving in the music department and ushers auxiliary. He also served as an officer in the youth and young adult ushers of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. He is a graduate of The Long Island University (C.W. Post) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications and Broadcasting. He is also a Graduate of the Shaw University Divinity School, attaining the Masters of Divinity, and a graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary, attaining the Doctor of Ministry Degree.
In November of 2001, Dr. Burrell was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Weldon, NC. Dr. Burrell faithfully led that congregation for 17 years, also serving as chief executive officer of the First Community Development Corp.
As the spiritual winds of transition blew, Elder Bobby D Houze, after pastoring New Hope Baptist Church for 25 years, under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, extended the clarion call to Dr. Burrell to serve as his successor. Dr. Burrell was installed as pastor of New Hope on June 2, 2019.
Pastor Burrell is affiliated with numerous civic organizations and associations. He maintains current membership in the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., where he serves as an organist and member of the Music and Worship Arts staff. He is on the executive board of the National Baptist Convention USA, evangelism board. He is current chairman of the Evangelism Commission and immediate past Chairman of Late-Night Worship, as well as a member of the General Board of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
He also serves as a convention organist of the General Baptist State Convention of NC, Inc., and the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of NC, Inc. He is a member of the United Missionary Baptist Association of Charlotte, NC. He is a member of The Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, under the leadership of Bishop Walter Scott Thomas. Dr Burrell serves as an executive board member and general secretary of the Concerned Clergy of Charlotte, Inc.
In April 2012, Dr. Burrell was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers and Scholars of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Burrell is currently a fellow of the Chicago Theological Seminary Resilience in Leadership Fellowship 2020-2021.
Dr. Burrell serves as a mentor to young pastors and ministers and diligently works to bridge the gap in ministry. Dr. Burrell is a sought-after preacher, teacher and lecturer. He uses as his life scripture, Romans 8:31, What then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? “What then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”