Todd Wilson
Exponential Director, Author

Todd Wilson is co-founder and director of Exponential (, a community of activists devoted to church multiplication. The international organization’s core focus is distributing resources for church multiplication leaders.

Todd received his B.S. in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree equivalent from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. For 15 years, he served in the Division of Naval Reactors on nuclear submarine design, operation, maintenance, and overhaul.

After a two-year wrestling match with God, Todd entered full-time vocational ministry as the executive pastor at New Life Christian Church where he played a visionary and strategic role for several years as New Life grew and implemented key initiatives such as multisite, externally focused outreach, and church planting. His passion for starting healthy new churches continues to grow. Todd now spends most of his energy engaged in a wide range of leading-edge and pioneering initiatives aimed at helping catalyze movements of healthy, multiplying churches.

Todd has written/co-written multiple books, including Stories of Sifted (with Eric Reiss), Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication, Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church (with Dave Ferguson), and More: Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure (Zondervan Publishing).

Todd is married to Anna, and they have two sons, Ben and Chris, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Mariah (married to Chris).


Articles + Resources


Three Essentials of Kingdom Multiplication

The plan begins with a mission. This quote from modern management pioneer Peter Drucker gives us a good indicator of…

Mobilizing Believers in the Church: An interview with Alan Hirsch

In this interview, Exponential founder Todd Wilson and missiologist Alan Hirsch discuss the Church's effectiveness of mobilizing believers and why…


Dream for Multiplication

If you are ready to move forward with a vision and strategy for church multiplication, download the FREE eBook Dream…


Moving Forward

  If you are ready to move forward with a vision and strategy for church multiplication, download the FREE eBook…


The Lust of Addition

Almost all the books and authors that define [success in church] come from deep within the addition mindset…in fact they…

Choosing the Right Destination

Join us as we walk through the free DREAM BIG, PLAN SMART book. Chapter 1 is on preparations for multiplication. …


10 Key Values of Level 5 Multiplication

The eBook Dream Big, Plan Smart includes a comprehensive look at each of these 10 characteristics as well as the…

Aspiring to the False Summit of Level 3 Addition Addiction?

I’ve had times in my life where I’ve fought the good fight, sacrificed, and persevered, with my eyes on the…


Sloth or Intentionality: Which Will it Be for You?

Have you ever encountered sloth? And no, I’m not talking about the slow-moving mammals that spend most of their lives…


Winning and Losing: Rethinking Our Personal Scorecards

I’ve never been a hockey fan. The long list of reasons is rooted in my inability to logically follow the…


Jesus the Mathematician

Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be (or were intended to be). We choose to focus on…

A Q&A With Carl George: Why We Aren’t Seeing Multiplication

It has been a blessing getting to know Carl George, an icon in the church growth movement. Whether or not…