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David Platt

David Platt is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.

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David Platt

Jesus loves the little children: Connecting the sanctity of life and the Great Commission

The pro-life movement is often viewed as an isolated issue, even within Christian culture....

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End it: The power of the gospel to address the crisis of human trafficking

David Platt's address at the 2015 National Conference was titled "End It: The Power...

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E3: How Singleness and Marriage Connect to the Great Commission

The ERLC Podcast highlights content from past conferences and events, featuring leading voices in...

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human dignity

Jesus Loves the Little Children: Connecting the Sanctity of Life and the Great Commission

David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the SBC, discusses how proclamation...

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religious liberty

David Platt and Evangelicals For Life

David Platt, President of the International Mission Board on the issue of life.

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religious liberty

Global Hunger Relief: Address global hunger in the power of the gospel

Kevin Ezell and David Platt discuss the unique ways Global Hunger Relief is so...

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religious liberty

David Platt on the Power of the Gospel to End Human Trafficking

David Platt’s address at the 2015 National Conference was titled “End It: The Power...

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human dignity

Global Hunger Relief

Global Hunger Relief is a cooperative initiative supported by the Ethics & Religious Liberty...

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religious liberty

Defending & Displaying Sexual Complementarity in Marriage

What can we learn from marriage that points us to who God is?

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human dignity

Marriage and Missions: How Singleness and Marriage Connect to the Great Commission | David Platt

From the 2014 ERLC National Conference on The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of...

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Persecution and the Global Church

David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, explains that Christ's followers will...

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human dignity

Panel Discussion: Hobby Lobby and the Future of Religious Liberty

A panel discussion featuring Russell D. Moore, Rick Warren, David Platt and Sam Rodriguez...

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