|Occupation(s)||Pastor, religious writer, university teacher|
|Era||Early 21st Century|
|Tradition or movement||Southern Baptist|
David Joseph Platt is an American evangelical Baptist pastor. He was senior pastor at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, from 2006 to 2014. At the time he was the youngest megachurch pastor in the United States. From 2014 to 2017, Platt was president of the International Mission Board. He became pastor-teacher at McLean Bible Church in 2017. He is the author of the 2010 New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.
He served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics. He was serving at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans when the parsonage where he lived flooded during Hurricane Katrina.
In 2014, Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board. The International Mission Board is one of the largest missionary sending organizations in the world.
In February 2017, Platt began serving as interim teaching pastor at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia. During this time he continued in his primary role as president of the International Mission Board. In September of that year, Platt was introduced as pastor-teacher of McLean Bible Church. In February 2018, he announced his resignation from the IMB on the hiring of his successor.
- — (2010). Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books. ISBN 978-1-4487-9902-2.
- — (2010). The Radical Question: What Is Jesus Worth to You?. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-60142-321-4.
- — (2011). A Radical Idea: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-60142-416-7.
- — (2011). Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-60142-372-6.
- — (2013). Exalting Jesus in Matthew. Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary. B&H Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4336-8130-1.
- — (2013). Follow me: A call to die. A call to live. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4143-7328-7.
- — (2013). What did Jesus really mean when he said follow me?. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4143-9631-6.
- — (2015). A compassionate call to counter culture in a world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-4143-7329-4. Re-published as Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age (Revised ed.). Tyndale House Publishers. 2017. ISBN 978-1-4964-2585-0. Official website
- — (2015). Because we are called to counter culture: In a world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, and pornography. Counter Culture Booklets. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4964-0535-7.
- — (2019). Something needs to change: A call to make your life count in a world of urgent need. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-7352-9141-6.
- — (2020). Follow Him: A 35-Day Call to Live for Christ No Matter the Cost. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4964-4069-3.
- — (September 4, 2020). Before you vote: Seven questions every Christian should ask. Freely Give Company. ISBN 978-1-7349522-3-0.
- — (2023). Don't Hold Back: Leaving Behind the American Gospel to Follow Jesus Fully. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-7352-9145-4.
- Gospel Threads
- God's Love Compels Us
- Risk is Right
- He Came
- To Us a Son is Given
- Mission Precision
- 1 John: Love Made Known Bible Study
- "MBC Teaching Pastors". McLean Bible Church. February 12, 2017. Archived from the original on June 4, 2019. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
- Brooks, David (September 7, 2010), "The Gospel of Wealth", The New York Times, New York, p. 25, retrieved December 8, 2012
- Meet Our Pastor, The Church at Brook Brook Hills, archived from the original on August 19, 2014, retrieved December 8, 2012
- Garrison, Greg (August 15, 2006). "At 28, Pastor Has Five Degrees and a 4,300-Member Flock". Christianity Today. Religion News Service. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- Hansen, Collin (June 16, 2017). "Platt Commissioned by Brook Hills in Final Sunday as Senior Pastor". The Gospel Coalition.
- "imbConnecting". Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- "Pastor David Platt succeeds Tom Elliff as IMB president". Baptist Press. August 27, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Michael Gryboski, David Platt Joins McLean Bible Church as Interim Pastor; Megachurch's Senior Pastor Stepping Down, christianpost.com, USA, March 22, 2017
- McGowan, Julie (September 14, 2018). "Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president". imb.org.