Todd Wilson
Exponential Director, Author

Todd Wilson is co-founder and director of Exponential (exponential.org), 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).

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Articles + Resources

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3D Multiplication Webinar Replay

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

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Beyond Addition to Multiplication

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

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Asking Kingdom Questions

Our team just returned from Exponential West. The gathering of over 1,000 like-minded leaders was full of contagious energy. It’s…

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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?…
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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…


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Choosing the Right Destination

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

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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…

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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…

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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…
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Jesus the Mathematician

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