|President of the Criswell Center for Biblical Studies (now Criswell College) in Dallas, Texas
Fifth president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., from 1992 to 2003
President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) from 1998 to 2000
Eighth president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, from 2003 until his firing in 2018.
Served on the board of trustees of Cedarville University until he resigned on May 31, 2018