• David Platt: ‘Church leaders, what is success?’

    October 11 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    David Platt:  ‘Church leaders, what is success?’

    David Platt posed a question he called “critical” for church leaders to answer in a Founders’ Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). “What is success for you?” Platt asked. “How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?”

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  • Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    October 1 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries on Sept. 26, at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., with each new missionary sharing firsthand how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His gospel to people who have never heard it.

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  • Platt’s IMB farewell: ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    October 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt’s IMB farewell:  ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    In his final address to trustees as International Mission Board (IMB) president, David Platt urged the IMB’s leaders to “rise above” current challenges in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in order to reach the world’s “2.8 billion people who have little to no access” to the gospel.

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  • Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

    September 14 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

    After receiving the resignation of David Platt, International Mission Board (IMB) president, effective Sept. 27, the Executive Committee of the board of trustees of the IMB voted Sept. 13 to approve Clyde Meador as interim president starting Sept. 27, subject to full board approval.

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  • IMB’s Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

    July 26 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB’s Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

    Two “thorough, outside, independent” investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt into the IMB’s handling of any past sexual abuse allegations and into its policies of zero tolerance for such abuse. Platt also stated a public apology to Anne Marie Miller, who has alleged sexual abuse by …

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  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon’s urgency for the gospel

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 1,100 Southern Baptists at the IMB dinner June 11 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Lottie Moon was a single female missionary who served with the Foreign …

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  • IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    June 19 2018 by Ann Lovell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    International Mission Board President David Platt declared the IMB “open for business” in his report to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 13. “By the grace of God and through the generous support of Southern Baptist churches, the IMB is positioned on strong biblical foundations, and we are standing on firm financial …

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  • IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    March 2 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    The International Mission Board began the search for a successor to David Platt during their Feb. 28-March 1 meeting in the Richmond, Va., area. Platt, the mission board’s president, reiterated his desire that the 173-year-old Southern Baptist entity stay on course for taking the gospel to the world’s darkest, hardest-to-reach places.

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  • Platt to resign as IMB president

    February 12 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Platt to resign as IMB president

    David Platt announced today that he plans to resign from his position as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and asked trustees to begin searching for his successor, according to a press release at IMB.org. Platt said he is “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church.

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  • Platt: Sharing the gospel is God’s will for believers

    February 8 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Platt: Sharing the gospel is God’s will for believers

    Many believers struggle to “find” God’s will, David Platt said in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). But he added, “God’s will is not something to be ‘found.’” Platt spoke at the NOBTS Missions Emphasis Day and referenced 2.8 billion people who have little or no knowledge of Jesus.

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  • Platt to students: ‘Risk your life in faith’

    January 4 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Platt to students: ‘Risk your life in faith’

    As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event. “Don’t retreat in fear! Risk your life in faith,” David Platt, an event speaker, urged students.

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  • Platt to N.C. Baptists: Missions involves sacrifice

    November 22 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Platt to N.C. Baptists: Missions involves sacrifice

    “We’re fooling ourselves if we think we can live our lives and lead our churches to go and reach the lost in the highways and hedges and continue with business as usual,” said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, as he delivered the flagship sermon of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting.

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  • IMB celebrates balanced budget

    November 14 2016 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB celebrates balanced budget

    International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their meeting. Trustees also appointed 50 new missionaries during a Sending Celebration. “We have a sense of glad celebration with responsible projections,” Platt said. “To churches, we want to say two resounding words: Thank you.”

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  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    September 23 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called “God’s power to supernaturally save sinners.”

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  • Platt to deliver convention sermon at Annual Meeting

    September 20 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Platt to deliver convention sermon at Annual Meeting

    David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, will deliver this year’s convention sermon as part of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life” based on Luke 14:23.

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