The leaders of Radical Gap Year

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical, a global missions organization that exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ with a focus on the mobilization of the church to unreached peoples scattered across the globe.

Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and the forthcoming book Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.

David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

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Chief Mobilization Officer, Radical

For the last 31 years Jeff has been mobilizing the church through multiple organizations and positions. He has ministered in 56 countries, working with field personnel and indigenous church leaders in the development of mobilization strategies, but his greatest passion is the mobilization of the church with particular focus on university students. Before coming to Radical Jeff spent 20 years as a professor, discipler, and mobilizer at California Baptist University. Jeff is the author of the Bible study God's Heart for the Nations. He lives Redlands, CA, with his wife Elaine, and they have seven children and seventeen grandchildren.

Scott has been involved in cross-cultural work for the past 20 years. He has helped large mission organizations train churches, missionaries, and indigenous church leaders throughout the world. He has provided strategic direction to church planting teams who serve where there is little access to the gospel, but his greatest joy has been helping start churches where there were none. Scott serves as Director of Global Outreach at McLean Bible Church in Mclean, VA.

Scott received his Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the importance of the local church in missionary strategy. Scott and his wife have two children and live in Richmond, VA.

Our church is more than something we attend or do. We aren’t just a building or an event. We are a group of imperfect people from all walks of life that care for each other like a family and grow together in our knowledge and love for Jesus. Our church family has over 100 different nations with people who speak many different languages, and we all recognize our need for God’s grace.

We primarily gather together on Sundays to celebrate what Jesus has done for us, pray, participate in worship through song, and listen to a message from God’s Word. We also have fun, safe, meaningful age-appropriate programming during every service for children, students and those with special needs. Though each of our locations has its own unique feel, we are a family of five churches working together to further the gospel in greater Washington, DC and around the world. We are all committed to the same mission: to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all nations, beginning in greater Washington, DC. We invite you to come see what we are all about and to join us in this mission.

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Radical exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ.

We long to see the church equipping followers of Christ to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples throughout the world—from neighbors across the street to unreached people groups across the globe—all for the glory of God.

As a global missions organization, Radical exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ with a focus on the mobilization of the church to unreached peoples scattered across the globe.

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