IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

The International Mission Board trustees’ presidential search committee announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that the committee will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president. The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during their IMB board meeting in Richmond. A former chairman of IMB’s board […]

IMB missionary commissioning service to be broadcast over internet Sept. 26

This week, 66 international missionary candidates will be presented to International Mission Board trustees for appointment. The appointees will be sent by their Southern Baptist churches to share the gospel in eight of IMB’s nine affinities. A Sending Celebration at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., honoring the new missionaries will be held Wednesday, […]

Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

After receiving the resignation of David Platt, IMB president, to be effective at the Sept. 27, 2018, trustee meeting, the Executive Committee of the board of trustees of the International Mission Board voted in a special meeting Sept. 13 to approve Clyde Meador as interim president starting Sept. 27, subject to full board approval. Platt […]

Platt asks trustees to begin search for successor

International Mission Board President David Platt has asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor. Platt announced his decision to IMB field personnel and staff on Monday, Feb. 12, in person and via email to those not in Richmond. While requesting that the search for the IMB’s next president begin immediately, Platt […]

IMB in ‘much healthier financial position,’ says Platt; 1,132 employees accept retirement options

The International Mission Board expects to operate a balanced budget for 2017 due to its 2015-16 organizational reset processes and the generosity of Southern Baptists who have given sacrificially, IMB President David Platt told the organization’s board of trustees during its February 22-24 meeting in Richmond, Virginia. “IMB is now in a much healthier financial […]