In September of 2017, David Platt was confirmed as the Pastor Teacher at McLean Bible Church. David’s passion for both missions and discipleship has brought renewed commitment and energy as the church readies itself to respond as the Lord leads.
David also serves as President of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Previously, he served as pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, followed by Master's degrees of Divinity and Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture. He also founded Radical, a ministry devoted to disseminating disciple-making resources so the Gospel can be made known to the ends of the earth.
David and wife Heather have four children Caleb (11), Joshua (9), Mara Ruth (7), and Isaiah (4).