David Platt Transitions From Pastor To President Of The International Mission Board September 7, 2014 Blog Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share The quiet conversations in Christian communities in regards to unreached people groups is, across the board in general, extremely rare. That’s why I’m so thrilled that David Platt, author of Radical and a popular voice for the cause of reaching the unreached world, has transitioned from pastor to president of the International Mission Board (IMB), the largest missions sending agency of its kind. “Reaching the unreached is a reality that I talk about a lot and am heavily engaged in,” says Platt. David Platt is what I would consider a fresh new face and quality advocate for reaching unreached peoples. I am also excited that his focus is on helping bring the local church up to speed on what it means to reach the unreached. “The local church is the means that God is going to use for the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth. I believe that. And as president of the IMB, all I want to do is mobilize local churches to run after global mission.” Have you read the book Radical? Has it impacted your life? How do you think this new transition helps reach the unreached world with the gospel? See original post at radical.net Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share David JoannesFounder/President at Within Reach GlobalDavid Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Chinese Missionary Remains In Prison For Extra Year To Disciple New Converts 7bill_lee7 I hope he can continue to get people in the pews off of themselves and into reaching others with the gospel, particularly on the unreached. David Joannes I feel the same! But in the end it’s all about their willingness to move from that comfy pew. Thanks for the comment!