1924 – Born this year in the USA.
1948 – He was ordained as Baptist Minister.
1980 – He was Vice Chairman of the American Bible Society Board of Trustees.
1979-1992 – He was President of the Southern Baptist Convention, who led the organization during the period when conservatives seized control from moderates, and when membership grew by 15%.
2003 – He died on the 27th of July in Brentwood, at age 78.