Cornelius Tyree (1814–1891) was born in Amherst, Virginia. At nineteen he was baptized and joined the Mount Moriah Baptist Church. He attended William and Mary College and Columbian College. After pastoring many churches, in 1845 he moved to Powhatan County and ministered for 27 years. He then moved his pastorate to Liberty, Virginia for 12 years. After this he moved to Salem and closed his life of 52 years in the Baptist ministry. After falling from his wagon, he was bedridden with broken ribs. In response to a contest, he rewrote a series of sermons on Colossians 1:19. This later became the book “The Glorious Sufficiency of Christ.”
The Glorious Sufficiency of Christ.
Cornelius Tyree booklist:
Baptism and Restricted Communion
Believe and Live
Benefits of Affliction (The). A sermon on occasion of the death of General Philip St. George Cocke.
Close Communion, Scriptural and Essential to the Prosperity of Baptist Churches
Glorious Sufficiency of Christ (The)
Living Epistle (The); or, The Moral Power of a Religious Life
Two Discourses on the Design, Mode and Subjects of Christian Baptism