Bishop Greg K. Hargrave has been married to Min. Kim Carson Hargrave, the love of his life for over 25 years. To this union they are blessed with 3 beautiful daughters. He is the 7th of seven children born to Irene Hargrave and the late Clarence Hargrave.
His early ministry began In Lexington NC at the Florida United Holy Church; under the leadership of Elder Fred T. Jones Sr. This is where he preached his initial sermon at the age of 18. At the age of 23 he was ordained an Elder in the United Holy Church of America. In May 1985 he was appointed pastor of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church Burlington NC.
Initially this was to have been a 3 month supply; however Bishop Hargrave has remained at this one and only pastorate for over 28 years. Bishop Hargrave attended the public schools in Lexington NC, and is a 1980 graduate of Lexington Senior High School, graduating as Senior Class President. His compassion for people and love of medicine created a career as a Paramedic, and he was employed with the Davidson County Emergency Medical Services for twelve years.
He has attended the Jones School of Religion, Alamance and Davidson Community colleges, and is a 1994 honor graduate of Winston Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. He has also received two Master's degrees, an MA, Biblical studies, and an M-Div in Christian Ministry, graduating Magna-Cum Laude with both degrees from the Carolina Graduate School of Divinity, Greensboro NC. He received the Doctor of Ministry Degree in May 2013, with a concentration in Pastoral leadership. He received the Prestigeous Award of Excellence in his class.
Bishop Hargrave has exemplified a visionary leadership style during his pastorate. Numerous ministries and growth has resulted, along with the following accomplishments:
~ Purchased six acres of land
~ Built a new edifice
~ Opened and operates a daycare facility serving up to 85 children daily.
~ Purchased a two bedroom house
~ Purchased an additional vacant lot
~ Constructed twenty, one- bedroom apartment units for the elderly and disabled in the community.
~ In March 2007 a 2000 sq. Ft. daycare addition was completed along with renovations to the existing fellowship hall.
Bishop Hargrave has received numerous awards, including certification for one of the most outstanding young men in America award, and the Diamond Award plaque for outstanding service toward the betterment of our country. He has served on every level of the church. In July 2004 he was elected to the office of 2nd Vice President of the Western North Carolina District. He was elevated to the First Assistant to the Bishop in October 2005. In May 2008 he was consecrated a Bishop in the United Holy Church of America's Quadrennial Convocation and in July 2008 was elected Vice President of the Western NC District. He was appointed the Bishop of Education in March 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Triad Christian Academy Greensboro, NC for over five years, and the Burlington Planning and Zoning Commission for seven years. He and his family reside in McLeansville NC.