Every generation needs fresh new leaders and thinkers to point people to God’s Word. Find out more from prominent leaders Francis Chan, J.D. Greear, Jen Wilkin, and David Platt.
David Platt is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples-sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.
Beginning in 2006 David served as the pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Currently, David is the president of the International Mission Board (imb.org). He is the founder of Radical (radical.net), a resource ministry that exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ.
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, and as Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans.
David is the author of Follow Me, Radical, and Radical Together. David is married to Heather and they are the parents of four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.
Fresh Voices, Timeless Truth
Moving Beyond Coexistence
Maybe you’ve seen the popular bumper sticker that urges people of different religions to “coexist”? Pastor David Platt says that Christians must move beyond coexistence, into vital Christianity.
Sexual Immorality in Light of the Gospel
Sexual immorality is everywhere. Pastor David Platt reminds believers that God’s word is clear on sexual immorality, and talks about the epidemic of porn that’s hijacking the minds of men and women.
Standing Boldly and Compassionately
Standing up for a cause demands courage, especially when it’s unpopular. David Platt, calls listeners to stand boldly on the word of God, yet remain compassionate towards those who are lost and hurting.
The Gospel and Social Issues
Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion.