IMB's Platt denies endorsing Greear for SBC president

IMB's Platt denies endorsing Greear for SBC president

International Mission Board President David Platt denies he knowingly endorsed J.D. Greear for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, stating he was not aware Greear's request for a video clip was for the purpose of creating a campaign ad.

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