By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Platt announced Feb. 12 that he is stepping down from the position he has held for only four years to return to pastoral ministry. No one can fault any man who believes he is called by God to preach the gospel. I wish him well. He is a gifted preacher and pastor.
When he was announced to succeed Tom Elliff as president of the IMB four years ago I had my doubts as to whether he was the best choice.
Yes, he was a gifted minister and author, but did that alone qualify him to lead the Southern Baptist Convention’s largest entity and, arguably, its most important agency? [Read more…]