David Platt Biography

David Joseph Platt is an evangelical Baptist from America. From 2006 through 2014, he served as senior pastor at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.

He was the youngest megachurch pastor in the country at the time. Platt presided over the International Mission Board from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, he was appointed pastor-teacher at McLean Bible Church. He is the author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, a New York Times Best Seller. The book Follow Me: A Call to Die is among the others. In a world of poverty, racism, same-sex marriage, immigration, sex slavery, orphans, abortion, persecution, and pornography, Radical Together, A Call to Live, and A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture.

How old is David Platt? – Age

He was born as David Joseph Platt on 11 July 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 44 years as of 2022.

Where did David Platt go to school? – Education

As a journalism major, Platt earned a B.A. from the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD, M.Div., and Th.M. degrees from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary were roles he held there. When the parsonage where he resided flooded during Hurricane Katrina, he was working at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans.

David Platt Wife and Children – Family

 He is married to Heather Platt and together they have four children: Isaiah Platt, Joshua Platt, Mara Ruth Platt, and Caleb Platt.
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What is David Platt’s Salary?

He receives an annual estimated salary of $150,000 annually.

David Platt’s Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $11 million.

David Platt Career Ministry

The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, appointed Platt as its new senior pastor in 2006.

He was ordained as a megachurch pastor at the early age of 27 in the US.
Platt was chosen to lead the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2014. One of the biggest missionary sending agencies in the world is the International Mission Board.

Platt started working as the temporary teaching pastor at Vienna, Virginia’s McLean Bible Church in February 2017. He continued to serve as the International Mission Board’s president during this time as his principal responsibility. Platt was announced as the pastor-teacher of McLean Bible Church in September of that same year. He announced his departure from the IMB in February 2018 following the appointment of his replacement.

When President Donald Trump unexpectedly stopped by McLean Bible Church on 2 June 2019, Platt prayed for him during the Sunday services.
Later, Platt wrote a letter outlining the circumstance and his prayer, citing 1 Timothy 2:1–6 as his inspiration and underlining the biblical command to pray for people in positions of authority.

David Platt Books

  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream
  • Radical Together: Unleashing The People of God for the Purpose of God
  • 1 John: Love Made Known Bible Study
  • Mission Precision
  • To Us a Son is Given
  • He Came
  • Multiply
  • Follow Me
  • Counter Culture
  • Risk is Right
  • God’s Love Compels Us
  • Twelve Traits: Embracing God’s Design for the Church
  • Gospel Threads
  • Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need (2019)
  • Before you vote: Seven questions every Christian should ask
  • Christ-Centered Exposition series, Exalting Jesus in Galatians, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2: 51-100
David Platt’s Twitter account is (@plattdavid).

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