Harold M. Love., Jr.


Harold M. Love., Jr. was born in Nashville, TN to the Late Rep. Harold M. Love, Sr. and Mary Y. Love. Love began serving in the TN House of Representatives for the 58th District in 2012. He serves on the following House Committees: Education Administration, Local Government, Finance Ways and Means, Higher Education Subcommittee, Finance Ways and Means Subcommittee.

Love is a member of several organizations and boards, including being a 33° Mason and a Shriner, Board Member of the 18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center, Dr. N. Joyce Payne Center for Social Justice, Tennessee Second Look Commission, Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Affairs, and Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc.

Love was educated in Metro Nashville Public Schools and graduated with Honors from Whites Creek High School in 1990. He received his Bachelor’s in Economics and Finance with a minor in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Tennessee State University, and a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University School of Divinity. While in undergraduate school, he marched in the Aristocrat of Bands and pledged the Mighty Rho Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. 

Love was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) Church in 1999 and was assigned to Pastor Hopewell A.M.E. Church in Columbia, TN. From October 2002 to November 2016 he was the Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Nashville, TN and in 2015 was also the Presiding Elder of the South Nashville District of the A.M.E. Church. On November 21, 2016, he was appointed Pastor of Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church in Nashville, TN.

Love is married to the former Leah Dupree who is an attorney. The couple resides in North Nashville.

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