Dr. Reverend Tobias LaGrone
Even though Dr. LaGrone’s parents were not allotted the opportunity to attend college, his mother and father instilled in him and his siblings the importance of education, he remembers his Mother Margaret teaching him his alphabets with a book in her right hand, and a belt to keep his attention focused, in her left hand.
Dr. LaGrone fulfilled his parent’s dreams and became the first in his immediate family to earn a college degree. He holds a Bachelors of Art in Political Science from Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS, and both the Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a 32nd Degree Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret. He accepted his call to preach at the age of 17 years old and began Pastoring at 19 years of age. He has over 28 years of Pastoral experience. He is married to Patricia Wade Freeman LaGrone of Guntown, MS, they have been married for 23 years and they have one child, 17 years old, Tabrea LaGrone.
Dr. LaGrone is a Pastoral Counselor, Christian Life Coach, Licensed Clinical Addictions Therapist and Psycho-therapist in private practice in Greensboro, NC.
Dr. LaGrone is the Senior Pastor of Reid Memorial CME Church, Greensboro, NC, and he expresses his passion for ministry through his preaching, teaching, writings, and counseling.Type your paragraph here.
Has changed and transformed the face of Reid Memorial CME Episcopal Church a as whole with the dynamic help of Christ and Leaders.
Dr. Tobias E. LaGrone is the eldest of three children, born to Mr. John Thomas LaGrone and the late Margaret Dean Fields LaGrone, at the Chickasaw County Hospital in Okolona, Mississippi. He is very close to his God sent Step-Mother, Mrs. Mary LaGrone. Dr. LaGrone has one brother, Rev. Reginald LaGrone (Atlanta, GA.) and one sister, Tasha LaGrone Eckford (Aberdeen, MS.)
Both sets of Dr. LaGrone’s grandparents were farmers and it was in this rural, down to earth environment that Dr. LaGrone learned not to be afraid of working hard and earning an honest living; at an early age he was up by 6:00 a.m. feeding the livestock on the farm, gathering in firewood in the winter months and gathering pears and plums to make jellies and preserve in the summertime.