Chris is the Executive Director of Radical. He served in local church ministry for 17 years, most recently as Executive Pastor at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. As Executive Director for Radical, Chris oversees the ministry and leads in fulfilling the vision and purpose of Radical as set forth by David Platt and the Board of Directors. God has given him a passion for disciple-making and has allowed that to play out in various ways, such as ministering as Chaplain to the Samford University Baseball team, leading short-term mission trips, mentoring men to be Christ-centered leaders, and by serving along side the staff at Radical. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two girls and are currently in the process of adopting their son from Haiti.
David is an editor/writer for Radical. His roles include: editing David Platt’s writing projects, editing or writing biblical resources created by Radical, contributing to the Radical blog, and providing general theological oversight to the content of Radical’s resources. David earned his Ph.D. in New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He and his wife have three children and they are members of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Melanie is the Office Manager for Radical and also serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. Prior to coming to Radical, Melanie was an Executive Assistant at Warren, Averett CPAs. Melanie actively attends The Church at Brook Hills with her husband Rick and their two children.
Brooke serves as Radical’s Project Manager. Her primary responsibility at Radical is to oversee projects related to events, resources, and the website. Prior to coming to Radical, Brooke most recently served on staff at The Church at Brook Hills as the Short-Term Missions Coordinator. She and her husband have led short-term mission trips to India, the Dominican Republic, and New York City through The Church at Brook Hills, where they are active members.
Mandy joined the Radical staff in the summer of 2015 and serves on the Engagement Team in a variety of ways including project management, social media, copy writing, email marketing, communication, and partnership relations. She is a graduate of Samford University and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.