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


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…

Are You a Monomaniac with a Mission? | Todd Wilson

I’d never heard the phrase “monomaniac with a mission” until authors Ralph Moore and Jeff Christopherson introduced it in their…


Disciple Making Isn’t Enough! | Exponential

“But if you don’t see disciple making as the life calling for every Christ follower, you’ll never get to Level…

Are You Called to a Bigger Dream?

  More than 1,000 leaders humbly came forward Wow! I’m still kind of numb from what happened during the Exponential…


One Gathering, One Purpose | Exponential

Looking back on Exponential East, I'm still blown away by this gathering of men and women committed to seeing God's…


Hero or Hero Maker: Which Will You Be?

Who doesn't want to be a hero? Heroes are celebrated for their courageous acts, special achievements, and noble character. Down…


From Mega to Multi to Micro: 10 Questions to Ask

  Few things excite me as much as seeing the Church be obedient to Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples…

A Dangerous Book | Todd Wilson

"These leaders are giving their lives to church multiplication, and they’re committed to helping as many other leaders as possible."…