Saturday, May 21, 2005

The Rt. Rev. Robert Hargrove - he found the Episcopal Church :: Shreveport Times

The second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, the Rt. Rev. Robert Hargrove, died Thursday at his home in Pineville. He was 67.

Hargrove was raised in Kentucky and began his ministry career as Baptist pastor. But in the mid-1960s he found the Episcopal Church and he and his wife, Linda, converted. He entered Seabury Western Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and was ordained in 1967.
I know many former Baptists who have made terrific Episcopalians. Some are even bishops. Their stories are often similar: it is a story of finding the Episcopal Church and feeling like they've found a home. Converts like these have the clearest understanding of the strengths of the Episcopal Church.

We're not for everyone. But we do welcome you.

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