The Hartgrove family moved from Sumter to Columbia in 1962. Grayson grew up and worked in his family flower and bridal business. He started managing a flower shop right out of school. He also owned and operated a Floral Design and Management School for several years.
“Giving back to the Community” was an inherited trait of the Hartgrove family. Grayson’s volunteer efforts included Helpline of the Midland’s, Scoutmaster of Troop #5, Breakfast Optimist Club and Don Babin Ministry’s revival coordinator.
Grayson’s family is his number one priority along with the love of his life, Pam, his wife of 25 years. Their children, Shawn, Tabitha and Joshua are a blessing from the Lord. They currently have three grandchildren.
A career change from the business world occurred in 1995 when God called Grayson to bring the ministry concept of School Time Bible Education to South Carolina. Grayson organized parents, churches and community leaders to start a School Time Bible organization. Seeing the need for the Christian community to learn of the outreach potential, Grayson birthed fifteen community-based non-profit organizations across South Carolina dedicated to off-campus Bible education for public school students. He currently serves as a NAMB-MSC missionary. His passion is bringing God’s Word to public school children. Grayson is currently advancing the ministry by creating Church/School partnerships. He equips local churches to adopt a public school and provide off-campus Bible education classes during the school day.
Tammy was born in South Carolina and has lived in the Midlands her whole life. God called Tammy to ministry in 1992. She has been leading and teaching in the area of children’s ministry since that time for the past 24 years.
Tammy began teaching with School Time Bible in 2012 as a volunteer and immediately felt drawn to the ministry. The spiritual needs of students have increased dramatically over the past couple of decades. Unfortunately, all too often, the spiritual needs of children are not being met at home, and certainly not at school. The need for taking the gospel to the students where they are during the school day is becoming greater and greater as church attendance seems to steadily decline.
In January 2016, Tammy became Program Director for School Time Bible. She currently serves as a NAMB-MSC Missionary. Her passion is to reach the next generation with the gospel.
She has been married to her husband, Eddie for 30 years and they have two sons.
Robbie was originally from Michigan, but has been a South Carolinian since 1986 and considers this her home. Adopted at the age of five, and raised in a difficult environment, she has always attended church. It wasn’t until 1990 though that God spoke clearly to her of His love for her and changed her life forever. She knows that living in South Carolina is all part of God’s bigger plan for her and her family and is blessed to be living out a second career as a missionary right here at home.
While raising three daughters with her husband, Bob and working as an accountant, Robbie was content being a sports team mom, dance mom, Sunday school teacher, youth group volunteer, singing in the choir and participating in numerous short term mission trips over the years from West Virginia to Belize. But she feels her true calling came in 2004 when she met Grayson Hartgrove and was asked to help students walk across the street from Crossroads Middle School to St Andrews Presbyterian Church to participate in School Time Bible classes.
It wasn’t long before Robbie began teaching the 9-week elective Bible classes which have grown to almost 100 students in attendance each fall. While watching the “lights come on” as the 11 year olds heard all the stories of the Bible fit together into God’s perfect plan for His people just as He promises, she felt so blessed to be a part of this ministry. She witnessed the power of God’s Word as it became real and personal to so many of the students who then professed their belief in Jesus and asked Him into their lives.
In January 2010, Grayson Hartgrove approached Robbie about joining him in helping to equip other churches and other Bible believing Christians to take the Word of God to more and more public school students. By God’s grace, Robbie feels so humbled to be able to share her faith in a loving, sovereign God and her passion for His Word with fellow believers and school children all over South Carolina.