Southern Baptist Convention Presidents

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The President of the Southern Baptist Convention heads the denomination and is elected at the yearly convention. The term is for one year, and a candidate can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

# President Years in Office State
1 William Bullein Johnson 1845–1851 South Carolina
2 R. B. C. Howell 1851–1859 Virginia and Tennessee
3 Richard Fuller 1859–1863 South Carolina
4 P. H. Mell 1863–1871 Georgia
5 James P. Boyce 1872–1879 South Carolina and Kentucky
6 P. H. Mell 1880–1887 Georgia
7 James P. Boyce 1888 Kentucky
8 Jonathan Haralson 1889–1898 Alabama
9 William J. Northen 1899–1901 Georgia
10 James Philip Eagle 1902–1904 Arkansas
11 E.W. Stephens 1905–1907 Missouri
12 Joshua Levering 1908–1910 Maryland
13 Edwin C. Dargan 1911–1913 Georgia
14 Lansing Burrows 1914–1916 Georgia
15 James B. Gambrell 1917–1920 Texas
16 Edgar Young Mullins 1921–1923 Kentucky
17 George W. McDaniel 1924–1926 Virginia
18 George W. Truett 1927–1929 Texas
19 W. J. McGlothin 1930–1932 South Carolina
20 F.F. Brown 1933 Tennessee
21 Monroe E. Dodd 1934–1935 Louisiana
22 John R. Sampey 1936–1938 Kentucky
23 L. R. Scarborough 1939–1940 Texas
24 W. W. Hamilton 1941–1942 Louisiana
25 Pat Neff 1944–1946 Texas
26 Louie D. Newton 1947–1948 Georgia
27 Robert G. Lee 1949–1951 Tennessee
28 J. D. Grey 1952–1953 Louisiana
29 J. W. Storer 1954–1955 Oklahoma
30 C.C. Warren 1956–1957 North Carolina
31 Brooks Hays 1958–1959 Arkansas
32 Ramsey Pollard 1960–1961 Tennessee
33 Herschel H. Hobbs 1962–1963 Oklahoma
34 K. Owen White 1964 Texas
35 W. Wayne Dehoney 1965–1966 Tennessee
36 H. Franklin Paschall 1967–1968 Tennessee
37 W. A. Criswell 1969–1970 Texas
38 Carl Bates 1971-1972 North Carolina
39 Lawrence Owen Cooper 1973–1974 Mississippi
40 Jaroy Weber 1975–1976 Alabama
41 Dr. Jimmy Allen 1977–1978 Texas
42 Adrian Rogers (1st time) 1979–1980 Tennessee
43 Bailey Smith 1981–1982 Oklahoma
44 James T. Draper, Jr. 1983–1984 Texas
45 Dr. Charles F. Stanley 1985–1986 Georgia
46 Adrian Rogers (2nd time) 1987–1988 Tennessee
47 Dr. Jerry Vines 1989–1990 Florida
48 Dr. Morris Chapman 1991–1992 Texas
49 Homer Edwin Young 1993–1994 Texas
50 Dr. Jim Henry 1995–1996 Florida
51 Tom Elliff 1997–1998 Oklahoma
52 Dr. Paige Patterson 1999–2000 Texas
53 Dr. James Merritt 2000–2001 Georgia
54 Dr. Jack Graham 2002–2003 Texas
55 Dr. Bobby Welch 2004-2005 Florida
56 Dr. Frank S. Page 2006–2007 South Carolina
57 Dr. Johnny M. Hunt 2008–2009 Georgia
58 Bryant Wright 2010–2011 Georgia
59 Fred Luter 2012–2014 Louisiana
60 Dr. Ronnie Floyd 2014- Arkansas

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