Why We Exist

Radical exists to serve the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all the nations.

What We Believe

Christ’s command to “make disciples of all nations” was given to the church. Therefore, Radical is committed to serving the church in its global mission by relying on the sufficiency of God’s Word in the power of God’s Spirit.

And we do all of this for God’s glory!

What We Do

Radical serves the church in five primary ways


Producing biblical resources in multiple languages

Articles, books, podcasts, Bible studies, sermons, videos, etc.


Hosting catalytic events (special emphasis on pastors and 18-25 yr-olds)

Secret Church, collegiate conferences, missions leader gatherings, etc.


Providing practical training and hands-on experience (special emphasis on pastors and 18-25 yr-olds)

Radical Gap Year, pastor training, missionary training, etc.

Mission Strategy

Highlighting the world’s most urgent needs for the sake of mission strategy

Urgent Need

Supporting indigenous disciple-making efforts among the hardest to reach people and places


About David Platt

David Platt serves as Lead Pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical.

Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, and Before You Vote, 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 children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

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