When 26-year-old David Platt became senior pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in 2006, he was regarded as one of the youngest megachurch pastors in America. In the years since stepping into the role, Platt has published several books (including bestseller Radical), established a presence both nationally and internationally as a speaker, and founded a discipleship initiative, Multiply, with Francis Chan. A Reformed Southern Baptist, Platt ministers by challenging audiences to a more intentional, Christ-centered vision of discipleship and belief, telling CT in a 2013 interview that following Jesus “is a total reorientation of life. And if we’re not careful we can assent to certain truths and say certain words totally apart from heart change.”
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The Southern Baptist S(p)ending Crunch
The missions agency of the largest US Protestant denomination faces a $21 million deficit. Could it spell the end of the fulltime missionary?
Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff
David Platt: International Mission Board overspent $210 million over last 6 years.
David Platt: Urgency for the Gospel Led to Policy Changes
IMB president says changes will help unite Southern Baptists on mission.
International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues
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Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President
Megachurch pastor David Platt is now the younger face of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board.
Morning Roundup 10/17/13
An Appeal to John MacArthur; Public Prayer; A Song for My Mother
David Platt and Matt Carter on The Exchange
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Morning Roundup 07/01/13
Jen Hatmaker on Today; Immigration Reform; Holy Spirit, David Platt & Matt Carter
Morning Roundup 06/26/13
Supreme Court Set to Rule on Same Sex Marriage; Practical Ministry; Inerrancy; David Platt & Matt Carter on The Exchange
Morning Roundup 06/11/13
Susan Komen; Government Welfare, Violence in the Bible; David Platt and Matt Carter
Suburbia Needs Jesus, Too
A woman's take on the New Radicals.
Here Come the Radicals!
David Platt, Francis Chan, Shane Claiborne, and now Kyle Idleman are dominating the Christian best-seller lists by attacking our comfortable Christianity. But is 'radical faith' enough?
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious About Following Christ
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David Platt: What I Really Think About the 'Sinner's Prayer,' Conversion, Mission, and Deception
My concerns are not about prayer or election, but about authentic conversion and regenerate church membership.
'The Word Does the Work'
David Platt discusses how he raises the bar for biblical understanding and practice.
At 28, Pastor Has Five Degrees and a 4,300-Member Flock
Church at Brook Hills leader David Platt may be youngest megachurch pastor ever.