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Ryland Knight


Ryland Knight, American clergyman. Mason.; Club: Pulaski Country.


Knight, Ryland was born on February 20, 1876 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Aaron Brightwell and Josephine (Ryland) Knight.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Princeton, 1896. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1899, Th. D., 1900; Doctor of Divinity, University Richmond, Virginia, 1910.


December 8, 1923); married second, Bess Acree, July 29, 1925. Ordained ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1899. Pastor successively, Dover Baptist Church, Shelby County, Kentucky, First Church, Ashland, Kentucky, Calvary Church, Richmond, Virginia, First Church, Clarksville, Tennessee, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Delmar Church, St. Louis, Second Baptist Church, Atlanta.

Pastor Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1932-1945, First Baptist Church, Pulaski, Virginia, since 1945. Colonel on staff governor of Tennessee, 1923-1925. President Executive Board Tennessee Baptist Convention, 1920-1925.

Member Foreign Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1905-1912, 35-45, Sunday School Board, 1918-1925, Home Mission Board, 1931-1934. President Christian Council of Atlanta, 1941, 42. Trustee University of Richmond, Virginia.


Mason.; Club: Pulaski Country.


Married Julia Brooke Ryland, July 27, 1910 (deceased.; married second, Bess Acree, July 29, 1925.

Aaron Brightwell Knight

Josephine (Ryland) Knight

Julia Brooke Ryland

Bess Acree