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· 1957  National Baptist Convention USA Inc. president Rev. J. H. Jackson expels ten
  pastors over the issue of tenure; Plans for Progressive National Baptist Convention begin
  to emerge

· 1960  Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, pastor of Concord Baptist Church in New York loses
  controversial election as president of National Baptist Convention USA Inc., to Jackson.
  Taylor supporters include Revs. Martin Luther King, Jr.Ralph Abernathy and
  Benjamin Mays--September

· 1961  Taylor's bid for presidency of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc., fails--

· 1961  Ministers meet at Zion Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio where Rev. L. V. Booth
  served as Pastor and formed the Progressive National Baptist
  Convention--November 14-15

· 1961  Rev. T. M. Chambers of Los Angeles, California elected first president,
  serving until 1966

· 1967  Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor elected president of Progressive National Baptist

· 1988  Rev. Charles G. Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in
  Detroit, Michigan elected president, serving until 1994

· 1994  Rev. Bennett W. Smith elected president, serving until 1998

· 1998  Rev. C. Mackey Daniels, pastor of West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in
  Louisville, Kentucky elected president

· 2002 Rev. Dr. Major Lewis Jemison, pastor St. John Missionary Baptist Church,
  Oklahoma City, OK elected President, served until 2006

· Motto: Unity, Service, Fellowship, Peace

· Annual meeting generally held first week in August

· National office located in Washington, DC

· Membership is nearly 2 million

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