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


Measure What Matters

With the recent death of my friend and mentor Bob Buford (see tribute here), I’ve been especially reflective on issues…

Bob Buford

Bob Buford, A True Hero Maker "I'm the catapult, not the plane." ~ Bob Buford NOTE: Right now, it's very difficult…


Called for More in 2019

“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (John 20:21).  It’s easy to miss the power…


7 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2018 Webinar Replay


Exponential 2018 Equipping Labs

Equipping Lab Planning Survey The Exponential Team is VERY excited about the 17 pre-conference Equipping Labs being offered at Exponential…

Todd Wilson on Church Multiplication


CMA Webinar Replay

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders // Special Webinar for CMA Dave Ferguson provides an overview…

3D Multiplication Webinar Replay

Todd Wilson explains 3 key dimensions of healthy multiplication.  These include: Disciple Making - What we do! Capacity Building -…


Hero Maker Podcast – From Hero to Hero Maker

Exponential CEO Todd Wilson joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson to kick off the HeroMaker podcast series. Here, the two leaders…


Beyond Addition to Multiplication

What culture are you creating in your church? In this post, Exponential Director Todd Wilson unpacks the three elements of…


Are You a Hero Maker?

Looking back over your life, who were your heroes—the people you looked up to and wanted to be like? We’ve…

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…