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


Dream Big | The Power of Questions

Sometimes asking questions leads us to greater things than just the answers. I think that’s why Jesus asked so many…

A Multiplication Hero: Jeff Sorvik | Todd Wilson

Sometimes the unexpected rocks our lives. Often we don’t see it coming, and it painfully reminds us of the frailty…


The Two Disciple-Making Tensions We Must Confront

Recently, Exponential released a new FREE eBook, Dream Big, Plan Smart: Finding Your Pathway to Level 5 Multiplication. It’s the…


Moving the Needle | Todd Wilson | Exponential

I’m thrilled that well more than 1,000 churches have taken our FREE online multiplication assessment. The number of churches aspiring…


The Path Less Traveled…

For most church leaders, the journey to reproduction and multiplication represents a path less traveled. While few feel equipped to…

Three Essentials of Kingdom Multiplication | Exponential

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


Moving Forward in Multiplication | Exponential

Over the past week, we have been blown away by the number of people who have downloaded our new free…

Are You Building a Castle or a Kingdom? | Exponential

When was your last “aha moment?” I’m not talking about a little one like remembering where you left your keys.…


From Addition to Multiplication | Todd Wilson

Multiplication carries the legacy of your church to future generations and beyond the accumulation you achieve in addition. What culture…


Multisite and Multiplication

There are currently over 5,000 churches of varying sizes that are utilizing a multisite strategy. Yet most churches are utilizing…


The Heart of Multiplication | Exponential

Healthy Biblical disciple making is the key to multiplication. Less than 4% of US churches ever reproduce, while over 96%…

Planting and Leading a Kingdom-Centric Church

As I sat in Mosaix’s Third National Multiethnic Church Conference, I found myself dwelling among the most passionate activist-leaders on…