Sparks, Giles B
Sparks, Giles B.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Georgia in 1815, and professed religion in his fourteenth year. He was educated at Lagrange and Covington, Ga.; taught a classical school at Oak Bowery and Tuskegee, Ala.; was admitted on trial in the Alabama Conference in 1844, and appointed to the Franklin Street Church, Mobile, Ala. In 1845 he was called to Columbus, Miss., in 1846 to Wetumpka, and in 1847-48 to Tuscaloosa, where he died Sept. 26, 1848. Mr. Sparks was characterized by his gentleness, great pathos, and peculiarly persuasive manner. He was eminent as a Biblical student, and as a pastor had few superiors. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church, South, 1845-53, p. 206.