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David Platt (pastor)

David Joseph Platt is an American pastor and author. He is pastor-teacher at McLean Bible Church, he was the senior pastor at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, at the time he was the youngest megachurch pastor in the United States, he is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream and since has released numerous other books. From 2014 though 2017, Platt was president of the International Mission Board. Platt founded a resource ministry, Radical.net, which promotes his books and podcasts and multiple simulcasts throughout the year. He is known for conducting the intensive bible study simulcast, Secret Church, meant to imitate the bible study experiences of the underground church. Platt graduated from the University of Georgia with a B. A. in journalism. From there he attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. There he received the degrees of M. Div, Th. M, a PhD. After he finished his doctorate, he served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics.

He served at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans and resided in a parsonage when Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding the parsonage. At the age of 26, Platt was hired to lead the congregation of The Church at Brook Hills, a megachurch in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the youngest megachurch pastor in America. In 2014, Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board; the International Mission Board is one of the largest missionary sending organizations in the world. He was appointed to this position after a trip to Nepal. In February 2017, Platt began serving as interim teaching pastor at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia while continuing his primary role as president of the International Mission Board. In September 2017, Platt was hired as pastor-teacher of McLean Bible Church. In February 2018, he announced his plans to resign as president of the IMB on the hiring of his successor. On June 2, 2019, Platt prayed for President Donald Trump when he made an unscheduled stop at McLean Bible Church during Sunday services.

Platt published a letter explaining the situation and his prayer, highlighting the biblical command to pray for those in authority as his motivation. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream Radical Together: Unleashing The People of God for the Purpose of God Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need Gospel Threads Twelve Traits: Embracing God's Design for the Church Nine Marks of a Healthy Church God's Love Compels Us Risk is Right Counter Culture Follow Me Multiply He Came To Us a Son is Given Mission Precision 1 John: Love Made Known Bible Study 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

Nerantziotissa station

Nerantziotissa station is a complex of two train stations located in Maroussi, Greece, a northern suburb of Athens. The first is a station of the Athens Metro (line 1, ISAP and the second is a suburban railway station, its name comes from Panagia Nerantziotissa, located nearby. The station is near a large US-style shopping centre, it is close to Athens Olympic Sports Complex. Nerantziotissa station was built for the 2004 Olympic Games; as of 2019, the station is served by two trains per hour to the airport, one to Ano Liosia and one to Piraeus. Proastiakos Media related to Nerantziotissa station at Wikimedia Commons