New Leadership at IMB

I heard the news today that the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has elected a david-plattnew President to oversee its work.  The IMB has selected David Platt to the position.  Platt has been the Pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama and authored many books on the Christian faith.  You can read an article about Platt being chosen as the new leader by clicking here.
I for one am very glad to hear this news.  I have been tracking this young man for a little while.  It has been interesting to see how God has been using this young man for His glory.  He has a passion for the lost and to see that people from every walk and nation come to know about Jesus.  He has been passionate and vocal about the Church around the world.  I could not think of a better person for this time to be at the leadership position of the IMB.  There are so many people that are wanting to get the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and Platt is one that can be a good, solid voice for them.  He has proven himself to be very qualified for the position of leading as he helped a megachurch in Alabama gain a new identity after some rocky times.
I cannot wait to see how God uses David Platt and his family in this position.  I encourage all Christians – Southern Baptists and others as well – to join me in praying for this man as he helps the SBC to be focused on the Great Commission.