Allen Burnett Green was born on August 6, 1939, in Jefferson, Texas to Allen Green & Frankie Mae Hunter. He attended the Public (Negro, Segregated) Schools of Marion County, graduating as Valedictorian. He entered the Military (United States Army) upon graduation, at age 17, and rose through the ranks, from Private to A Major. He retired in 1977, after 21 years in uniform. His overseas assignments included Verdun, France Strassburg Kaserne, Germany, Munsani, South Korea, First Field Forces of South Vietnam; and Fort Richardson, Alaska. These assignments afforded extensive contact with Asian. African, and European cultures, as well as involvement in combat situations. In 1960, he participated in the Olympic Trials us a track sprinter, but came up a bit short.
Dr. Green preached his trial sermon in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, in April 1963, he was awarded his preacher's license in 1966 by the late Reverend J. Lee Davenport, then a pastor of the St. John Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was ordained by the New Hope Association in 1969, which was led by Reverend William Alexander Hayes moderator, and also the pastor of St. Elmo Baptist Church in Lawton Oklahoma. Allen Green has served as senior pastor of four (4) Churches, Mount Olive Baptist, Wynnewood, Oklahoma: Corinthian Baptist, Fairbanks, Alaska; Second Baptist Church, Lackawanna, New York and retired after 37 years as senior pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Erie, Pennsylvania where he dedicated much of his life preaching the gospel. Although Dr. Green relocated back to Texas, his heart of leadership and commitment remained in Erie. In 2017 the city of Erie remained Monroe Avenue to "Rev. Dr. Allen B. Green Way" as a gesture of love for all he did in the local community.
Dr. Green attended the University of Maryland, European Branch at Baumholder, Germany Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma; Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, Alaska, and did graduate studies at Canisius in Buffalo, New York. He graduated with honors froni Southwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Arts, and he has been awarded two honorary doctorates His military schooling includes the famed noncommissioned Officers' Academy of Bad Tolz, Germany (graduating in the top 10% of his class); Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma graduating in the top 3"), and the Allied Officers' Advanced School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The Allied Officers Advanced Course included officers from every free nation.
Dr. Green was on the faculties of two stale congresses, has been the guest speaker/lecturer in four state congresses, and has preached on every level in the Baptist Churches, from local to national Since 1988, he has written for the National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board, and has authored literature for (1) The Baptist Layman, (2) Adult Class, (3) Senior Class, (4) Junior Class, (5) Intermediate Class, and (6) The Pathfinder In 1996, he was sole writer of the Townsend Press Commentary. Since then he has co authored Commentaries: 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003. And 2003-2004.
Dr. Green was loved by many and touched lives internationally. He will be dearly missed but we take comfort in knowing that he is with rejoicing with God.
In addition to his parents he is proceeded in death by; daughter, Marilyn Green Stewart-Marshall; great-grandson, Lorynzo Maurice Green; brothers, Gerald Ray Green, Raymond Earl Green, Ernest Wilson Green, Lenard Vaughn Jeffery; sister, Annie L. Jackson; aunt, Dorothy Hargrow; uncle, William Jeffery Hunter all of Texas.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 60 years Pauline Waites Green; children, Jerome Green (Rosie), Karen Green & Dorian Green all of Erie, PA.; grandchildren, Fatima, Creighton, Lydia, Allen (Samantha), Rebecca (Kapil), Belinda, Quinton, Dominique, Brittany & Jaquan; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jaysen, Arika, Nena, Zara, Serenity & Josiah; sisters, Glenda Green-Ervin (C.D.), Patricia Johnson (Luther); aunt, Lois Edna Hunter and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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