Green, Alexander Lp, Dd
Green, Alexander L.P., D.D.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, June 24, 1807, and reared in Jackson County, Alabama. He joined the Church in his ninth year; in 1824 was admitted into the Tennessee Conference; at the age of twenty-five was chosen a delegate to the General Conference, and was thus elected each session except one until his decease. He was one of the chief actors in securing a separation, in 1844, between the Methodist Episcopal Church North and South. For sixty years he gave his entire energies to the Church, dying in the midst of his labors, in Nashville, Tennessee, July 15, 1874. Probably no man of his time made a more lasting impression upon his chosen denomination, than Dr. Green. In winning souls he had but few equals. He was self-taught and self- cultured, strictly original, full of pathos, and unrivalled in descriptive ability. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1874, page 70; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.