|Short Name:||William Boyd Grove|
|Full Name:||Grove, William Boyd|
Bishop Grove was born in Johnstown, Pa., and received his education at Bethany College (1951), Drew University (1954) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1978). He served as a pastor in congregations in the Western Pennsylvania Conference, and was consecrated bishop of the West Virginia Conference in 1980. After 12 years of service in this conference, he served for four years in the Albany (N.Y.) Area before retiring from the active episcopacy in 1996. The hymn "God, Whose Love is Reigning O'er Us" was written as a processional hymn for his daughter's wedding.