Methodist clergyman; teacher; college professor. Born– August 29, 1895, Opelika. Parents– Albert Edward and Mary Hannah (Banks) Barnett. Married– Lucie Rebecca Browder, December 29, 1929. Education– Southern University in Greensboro, Ala., 1916; Emory University, Candler School of Theology, B.D., 1921; University of Chicago, M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 19??. Licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1917; taught for one year at the State Normal School at Moundville, Ala.; Technological High School at Atlanta. During World War I served as Y.M.C.A. director. Served as pastor in the Norcross Circuit, Ga., 1922-1923; pastor at Mobile; student pastor at Auburn, 1924; taught at Scarritt College, 1924-1943; University of Chicago, 1944; Garrett Biblical Institute in Evansville, Ind., 1944-1950; Emory University, Candler school of Theology, 1950-1961. Died December 13, 1961.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History; Files at Pitts Theological Library, Emory University.


Andrew Sledd – His Life and Work. Atlanta; Emory University, Candler School of Theology, 1956.

The Church; Its Origin and Task; a Study of Biblical Sources. Nashville; National Methodist Student Movement, 1960.

Disciples to Such a Lord; the Gospel According to St. Mark. New York; Woman’s Division of Christian Service, Board of Missions, The Methodist Church, 1957.

Letters of Paul. Nashville; Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1947.

The Modern Reader’s Guide to Acts. New York; Association Press, 1962.

The New Testament, its Making and Meaning. Nashville; Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1946.

Paul Becomes a Literary Influence. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1941.

Understanding the Parables of Our Lord. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1940.