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About Interim Pastor :      Reverend Reggie Tuggle

Pastor / Inspirational Leader / Spokesman

Currently, Reverend Tuggle is the interim pastor of the Grier Heights Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Reginald Tuggle has a proven track record in organization-building, fundraising and people management. His leadership style inspires people to excellence, positive transformation and higher levels of productivity. 

For 37 years as senior pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, New York, Reverend Reginald Tuggle led the church to record growth from 50 members to over 1,000 members.. His leadership in church growth is recognized nationally.

He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Bishop College. Additionally, Rev. Tuggle pursued a Ph.D. at Yale University where he focused his thesis on Ethical Implications of Multinational Corporate Investments in Third World Countries.

 Opportunities afforded Reverend Tuggle to study for one year at Central Philippine University and three months at the University of Ghana. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa.

Reverend Tuggle has supplemented his professional career with an active commitment to service to the community. 

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition, which include:

2011: Reverend Reginald Tuggle Avenue, a street re-named by the Town of Hempstead
2010: Jack Rettaliata Lifetime Achievement Award, Public Relations Professionals of LI
2007:The Unispan Award, Hofstra University honors community change agents
2006: The David Award, Networking Magazine honors Renaissance men of distinction

Reverend Tuggle is a native of Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in the Greater Charlotte Area and is married to Evette Beckett-Tuggle. They have three daughters.

We are thankful he has joined our church family.