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, after which he must sit out a year before standing for re-election.
In the early days of the SBC, Presidents could serve more than two terms and frequently did: P. Mell served a total of 16 years (over two terms spanning eight years each), the most of any President.
Since the advent of the current two year limitation, the custom has been for the President to serve two consecutive terms and not run again after the one-year stand-down period.
However, one person has served as President for more than the customary two terms since that time: Adrian Rogers served as President for a single term in 1979-1980 and then again for two consecutive terms in 1987-19-1989.
American Presidents: Life Portraits is a series produced by C-SPAN in 1999.
Each episode was aired live, and was a two- to three-hour look at the life and times of one particular President of the United States.
Episodes were broadcast from locations of importance to the profiled president, featured interviews with historians and other experts, and incorporated calls from viewers.
The series served as a commemoration of C-SPAN's 20th anniversary.
The first program aired on March 15, 1999, and profiled George Washington.
Subsequent programs featured each president in succession, concluding with Bill Clinton on December 20, 1999.
(Despite serving two non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland was only profiled on one program.)...