Reverend Hargrave is the pastor of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Burlington, NC. He has remained here for over 32 years. He has attended the Jones School of Religion, Alamance Davidson Community Colleges and is a honor graduate of Winston Salem State University. He has also received two Master's degrees, an MA, Biblical Studies and an M-Div in Christian Ministry from Carolina Graduate School of Divinity. He received the Doctor of Ministry Degree in May 2013.
Right Reverend Dr. Greg K. Hargrave has been married to Minister Kim Carson Hargrave, the love of his life for over 30 years. To this union hey are blessed with 3 beauriful daughters, and 3 grandchildren; Karson, Karmen and Haylen. He is the 7th of seven children born to the late Clarence and the late Irene Hargrave. His early ministry began in Lexington NC at the Florida United Holy Church under the leadership of Elder Fred T. Jnes Sr. This is where he preached his inital 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 32 year. Bishop Hargrave attended the public schools in Lexington Cn, and is a 1980 graduate of Lexington Senior High School, graduating as Senior Class President.
Bishop Hargrave has exemplified a visionary leadership style during his pastorate. Numerous ministries and growth has resulted, along with the following accomplishments.
- Purchased eight acres of land
- Built a new edifice
- Opened and operates a daycare facility serving up to 85 children daily
- Purchased four houses
- Purchased an additional vacant lot
- Constructed twenty, on-bedroom apartments 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
- Presently in a capital campaign to construct a New Worship Center projected to be completed by the spring of 2019
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 nd 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. In May 2016 he was elected 2nd Vice President of the General Church. In July 2016, he was elected President of the Western NC District of the UCHA. He and his family reside in McLeansville, NC.