Paige L. Patterson (born 1942) is the eighth President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a leader of the Conservative Resurgence of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990's. A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University,
Patterson received Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees in theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was twice elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, serving Southern Baptists in that role from 1998-2000.