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  • David Platt: 'Church leaders, What is success?'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (12 days ago)

    NOBTS photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- 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.

    "What is success for you?" Platt asked. "How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?"

    Platt, former president of the SBC International Mission Board who has moved to a northern Virginia pastorate, spoke at a special evening service marking the conclusion of the New ... Read More

  • Platt's IMB farewell: 'Rise above' SBC challenges

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 28, 2018 (24 days ago)

    IMB photo by Chris Carter.
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- In his final address to trustees as International Mission Board president, David Platt urged the IMB's leaders to "rise above" current challenges in the Southern Baptist Convention in order to reach the world's "2.8 billion people who have little to no access" to the Gospel.

    Among the SBC's challenges claimed in Platt's Sept. 26 address were a failure to disciple new believers and an unhealthy political climate within the convention.

    At the conclusion of the IMB trustees' Sept. 26-27 meeting in Richmond, Va., Clyde ... Read More

  • 66 new missionaries added to reach the nations

    by Julie McGowan, posted Friday, September 28, 2018 (24 days ago)

    IMB Photo by Chris Carter
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries Sept. 26 at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. They shared how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His Gospel to people who have never heard -- and each story evidenced God's role for every church to take His Good News to every nation.

    "The Lord has always moved my life through stories," said Caroline Reel, who is being sent by her churches, Restoration Church in Wake Forest, N.C., and Bullard Chapel Baptist in Tishomingo, Okla., to serve among refugee peoples in Uganda. "From the missionaries' ... Read More

  • TRUSTEES: IMB transitions from Platt to interim Meador

    by Julie McGowan, posted Friday, September 28, 2018 (25 days ago)

    IMB Photo by Chris Carter
    RICHMOND, VA. (BP) -- International Mission Board trustees heard a final address from outgoing president David Platt and approved Clyde Meador as interim president during their Sept. 26-27 meeting near Richmond, Va.

    Trustees appointed 66 new fully funded personnel to take the Gospel to unreached people and places and approved a balanced budget for 2018-2019 and a recommendation about trustee representation from state conventions. Rick Dunbar, trustee chairman and a member of First Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., presided over the meeting. Read More

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

    by Julie McGowan , posted Friday, September 14, 2018 (one month ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- After receiving the resignation of David Platt as president of the International Mission Board, to be effective at the Sept. 27 trustee meeting, the trustees' executive committee voted in a special meeting Sept. 13 to name Clyde Meador as interim president, subject to full board approval.

    Platt has served as IMB president since Aug. 27, 2014. Since September of last year, he also has served as pastor/teacher of McLean Bible Church in metro Washington, D.C. On Feb. 12 of this year, Platt asked IMB trustees to begin searching for his successor. While requesting that the search for the mission board's next president begin immediately, Platt stated his intention to continue serving as president during the search process. Read More

  • IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (3 months ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Two "thorough, outside, independent" investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board 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 an individual who subsequently became an IMB missionary yet was not reported to authorities following a 2007 IMB inquiry into the matter.

    Platt's actions and apology were relayed to Baptist Press in a statement today (July 25), which is posted at the IMB's website. Read More

  • Platt 'challenged everybody' at Korean gathering

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    CARROLLTON, Texas (BP) -- More than 900 Korean leaders and their families heard International Mission Board President David Platt's challenge to reach the world during the annual gathering of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America.

    The fellowship, known informally as the Korean Council and encompassing 850 Korean-language churches, meets for three days each year in the same city and same week as the SBC annual meeting. Tuesday afternoon is left free and bus transportation is provided so the Koreans can participate in the day's session of the SBC annual meeting and vote for the next SBC president. Read More

  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon's urgency for the Gospel

    by Ann Lovell, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
    DALLAS (BP) -- 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 Mission Board (now IMB) in China from 1873 until her death on Dec. 24, 1912, aboard a ship in the harbor of Kobe, Japan. She is among Southern Baptists' most well-known missionaries, thanks to the passionate letters she wrote to people back home advocating for more workers and more financial resources. Read More

  • IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board began the search for a successor to David Platt to lead the SBC entity 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. To that end, IMB trustees approved the appointment of 20 new fulltime, fully funded missionaries.

    Trustee chairman Rick Dunbar named a 16-person committee to find Platt's replacement. Read More

  • David Platt to transition out of IMB presidency

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 12, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- David Platt has announced plans to transition out of his role as president of the International Mission Board but will continue to serve until a new president is selected.

    Platt told trustees, missionaries and staff today (Feb. 12) that during his nearly four-year tenure at the IMB, he has been "burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church," which led to assuming a teaching pastor role at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia, alongside his leadership of the IMB. Read More