Speaker

David Platt

David Platt

Dr. David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God's Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.

A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate degrees and three advanced degrees which includes a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as the Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. He is the founder of Radical, a resource ministry, dedicated to serving the church in making disciples of all nations. David and his wife, Heather, have four children.

Harry Gebert

Harry Gebert

Trained as a physician and desiring to be a church planter, Dr. Gebert his family first served in The Gambia, West Africa, working with Muslims. Over 17 years, they continued overseas assignments, living in France and Jordan, supervising missionary teams, and starting new church planting teams in Islamic contexts in 5 countries in the Middle East and Asia.

Dr. Gebert and his wife, Jan, have taught Islamics since 2008 at a Christian University in Eastern Europe, equipping MBB’s to return to minister in their Central Asian countries, and worked on site with national partners in Central Asian countries. Currently, Dr. Gebert serves as Strategic Advisor and Coordinator of Islamic Ministries, working globally to enhance and facilitate ABWE’s Islamic ministry. Four of his five daughters are graduates of Cedarville University, as well as two sons-in-law.

Rob Turner

Harry Gebert

Dr. Rob Turner is the Director of the Master of Ministry Program and an Associate Professor of Bible and Education at Cedarville University. He is also the lead teaching pastor at Apex Community Church, in Dayton, OH where he lives with his wife, Angela, and their four children: Rachel, Gabriel, Christopher and Chloe.

Scott Dunford

Harry Gebert

Dr. Scott Dunford is the Vice President of Mobilization at ABWE, which is a fancy way of saying that he gets to do his dream job of speaking to churches and students about the glory of God and His love for the nations. He has served as a missionary to Central Asian Muslims using business as missions. Scott married out of his league and has somehow convinced his wife Tara to stay married to him for 17 years. They have been blessed with 4 children. He cheers for the Ohio State Buckeyes once a year when they play the University of Michigan—Go Green.