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David Platt Headlines Missions Conference

by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, will be the featured speaker during Cedarville University’s annual Missions Conference, January 12-14.

Platt, who previously served as the lead pastor at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, is the author of several books and the founder of, a resource ministry that helps churches around the globe.

He will speak at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12 and again at 10 a.m. on Jan. 13. Platt is one of four speakers who will take the stage during the Missions Conference, which has the theme “God’s Heart for the Nations.”

Joining Platt during the conference will be Harry Gebert, strategy adviser for the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), who will open the conference at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12. Rob Turner, director of the master of ministry program at Cedarville and teaching lead at Apex Community Church, will speak at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Scott Dunford, vice president of mobilization for ABWE, will take the stage at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14 in the final message of the conference. All sessions will take place in the Jeremiah Chapel inside the Dixon Ministry Center.

In addition to the plenary sessions, which are free and open to the public, the Missions Conference will also host several workshops for missionaries throughout the three-day period. For more information on the Missions Conference, including a complete schedule of events, visit

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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