Glenn Edward Alexander Sr.

Published 10:35 am Thursday, December 14, 2023

Glenn Edward Alexander Sr. was born in Port Arthur, TX on January 6, 1946 to the late Leola Polydore and Silton Alexander.

He transitioned from labor to reward on November 29, 2023, in Tyler, TX after a brief illness. He is now absent from the body, and present with the Lord.

Glenn was a lifelong native of Port Arthur, attended Carver Elementary School, and he was a proud graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1964.

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He was also a two-time graduate of Prairie View A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1969 and Nursing in 1977.

He also attended Texas Woman’s University where he studied to become a pediatric nurse practitioner; the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Bible Institute where he received a Diploma in Biblical Studies, and he received his Master and Doctor of Theology degrees from the Lord’s Outreach School of Theology.

In 1969, he enlisted in the US Air Force and was later appointed under President Richard Millhouse Nixon to 2nd Lieutenant.

He was honorably discharged in 1973. While serving in the military, not only was he a medical laboratory technician, social actions officer, and social psychologist, but it was there that Glenn’s life changed forever.

He rededicated his life to Christ, was filled with the Holy Ghost, and began studying the scriptures and ministering to many.

Glenn was formerly employed at the Port Arthur ISD, Gulf Oil Corporation, Ben Taub Hospital, Golden Triangle Nursing Home, Park Place Hospital, the City of Port Arthur Health Department, and Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. Known to many as “Dr. Glenn,” he was the first African American male certified pediatric nurse practitioner to open an independent pediatric primary care practice in Orange and Jefferson Counties.

With gifts of healing, he worked in private practice for over 30 years. The testimonies of healing and the love and compassion he showed each patient are numerous.

At retirement in 2022, Dr. Glenn had served four generations of families and had partnered with over 9 universities to serve as a preceptor to help train and mentor other advanced practice nurses.

As an entrepreneur with his wife, they established the Pediatric & Adolescent Diagnostic Clinic in Orange, TX; Children Health Services, Alexander’s Children Services, and Les Enfants Centre, Inc. Child Care and Development Center in Port Arthur, TX.

He also served on numerous committees, boards, organizations and campaigns.

He has held memberships in the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the National Black Nurses Association.

He was truly a servant at heart both in word and deed.

One of his greatest passions was foreign missions. In 1996, he began traveling twice per year with the local Haiti Missionary Support Group as part of the medical team.

In Haiti, he served thousands of children over the years. One of his greatest desires was to visit the Holy Land to see and walk in the places that Jesus walked.

In 2011, he and his wife made that missionary journey, and he was given the opportunity along with other pastors to baptize hundreds of believers in the Jordan river.

In 2008, Glenn was licensed for ministry, ordained as an Apostle, co-founded, and launched Ruach Ministries International which had just celebrated 15 years in ministry.

He was also a certified Christian Counselor, and a powerful teacher/preacher of God’s Word. He loved to read and study the scriptures, and God always gave him fresh revelation. At the time of his transition, Apostle Dr. Glenn was the proud and efficient senior pastor of Ruach Ministries International, President/Dean of the Ruach School of Theology-Port Arthur, the Ruach School of Theology-Kenya, and he was the instructor for the school’s Doctor of Theology degree program.

For those who encountered him, it was evident that the spirit of the Lord rested mightily upon Apostle Dr. Glenn enabling him to be a man of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, and might.

He was a spiritual father, leader, counselor, teacher, mentor, and advisor to many. You could ask Apostle Glenn anything, on any subject, and God always gave him the answer.

He spoke with authority, touched a countless number of lives, and he made great impact in the kingdom of God throughout his lifetime.

He was known for decreeing and declaring upon those he met, “the much, the more, the better, and the best” and “more faith, more favor, and more finances.” When you asked him how he felt, his response was, “I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus.” Being confident in whose he was, he would boldly declare, “I’m a child of El Elyon, the Most High God” and “my boast is in Christ Jesus.”

His charge to many, “I would strongly encourage you to continue the march” yet resounds. Apostle Dr. Glenn was truly a son, a servant, and a friend of God and his life, legacy, and words of wisdom will never be forgotten.

Of all his successes and accomplishments, his greatest was that of a husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family, he loved traveling, and he took advantage of every opportunity to pour into and encourage his family as much as he did with others.

He was the family doctor, counselor, friend, and encourager. Every moment with him was a priceless, teachable moment that will always be cherished.

Apostle Dr. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Leola Polydore Bonnie and Silton Alexander; brothers Wilson and Leemon White, and Sherman and Michael Alexander. He is survived by his soulmate of 37 years, Yoshi, whom he so affectionately called “his darling wife;” daughters, Yoshara Ballou (Justin) of McKinney, TX, Yoshell of Fort Worth, TX, and Yoshande of Port Arthur, TX; son, Glenn II of New York, NY; granddaughters Jhordyn and Journiee; sisters, Carol F. Guillory (Eddie), and Willois Clayton, both of Port Arthur, TX; brother, Rev. Donald Ray Bonnie (Sherri) of Baytown, TX; the Presbytery and members of Ruach Ministries International, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, December 16, 2023 at First Sixth Street Baptist Church.

Visitation 8:00 am until service time. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Services are entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.