He was born in Paducah, Kentucky and ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1967. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1990. Hargrove"s principal consecrators were
Edmond Lee Browning, Presiding Bishop
William R. Henton
James B. Brown
Hargrove was invested formally as diocesan bishop on July 7, 1990, at Saint Mark"s Cathedral in Shreveport, Louisiana.