David Platt

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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David Platt Wants You to Get Serious
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious About Following ChristSubscriber Access Only
You've given up on the American Dream, and you're ready to embrace authentic faith in Jesus. The author of Radical tells you what comes next.
  • David Platt: In a Tiny House on a Mountainside, I Saw the Church as God Designed It
    David Platt: In a Tiny House on a Remote Mountainside, I Saw the Church as God Designed It
    Those who come have very little. But they have everything they need.
  • This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited His Church
    This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited His Church
    Lessons from a DC church on how the power of the pulpit engages the power of politicians.
  • David Platt Asks God to Grant Trump ‘All the Grace He Needs to Govern’
    David Platt Asks God to Grant Trump ‘All the Grace He Needs to Govern’
    The “radical” pastor prayed for the president during an unannounced stop at his suburban DC megachurch.
  • Hashtag Missions: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conferences
    Hashtag Missions: How Social Media Is Reshaping ConferencesSubscriber Access Only
    Gen Z’s digital natives bring followers along for the experience.
  • David Platt Is Ready to Leave the IMB
    David Platt Is Ready to Leave the IMB
    After trying to both run a major missions agency and preach on Sundays, the local church won out.
  • Southern Baptists Lose Almost 1,000 Missionaries as IMB Cuts Costs
    Southern Baptists Lose Almost 1,000 Missionaries as IMB Cuts CostsSubscriber Access Only
    Total is almost twice as high as International Mission Board had expected.
  • The Southern Baptist S(p)ending Crunch
    The Southern Baptist S(p)ending CrunchSubscriber Access Only
    The missions agency of the largest US Protestant denomination faces a $21 million deficit. Could it spell the end of the full-time missionary?
  • Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff
    Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and StaffSubscriber Access Only
    David Platt: International Mission Board overspent $210 million over last 6 years.
  • David Platt: Urgency for the Gospel Led to Policy Changes
    David Platt: Urgency for the Gospel Led to Policy ChangesSubscriber Access Only
    IMB president says changes will help unite Southern Baptists on mission.
  • International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues
    International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in TonguesSubscriber Access Only
    New rules also loosen restrictions on baptism, divorce, and parents of teenagers.