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About David Platt

David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, 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.   A lifelong learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees: a bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of arts in journalism (ABJ) from the University of Georgia, and a master of divinity (MDiv), a master of theology (ThM), and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served as dean of chapel and assistant professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; as staff evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans; and, for eight years, as the senior pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. David has written several books including RadicalRadical TogetherFollow Me, and Counter Culture. David founded Radical (, a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources toward the end that the gospel might be made known in all nations. David and his wife, Heather, have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.