Todd’s story is one of a normal guy minding his own business in Sunday School class when a missionary came to tell of what God was doing in Bosnia and Herzegovina amongst the Bosnian Muslims. At the time, Todd did not even know where Bosnia was, but the Holy Spirit immediately began compelling him to find out more about its people groups and conflicts and his heart became troubled for these people that seemed trapped in this dark land with no hope, because they did not know about Christ.
God opened the door for him to minister in Bosnia four times and taught him three things: the need is almost overwhelming, the only answer for that need is Christ, and how much people that he knew in his church could be used in a place like Bosnia. There was a HUGE need out there and he was going to church each week with a HUGE resource. Reconciling those two fundamental facts began to truly burden his heart and led him to the question “Why isn’t everyone going?”
Todd also became aware that only 5% of America’s 400,000 churches had some sort of strategic mission partnership – a number that seemed woefully inadequate to carry out the Great Commission. He began to ask himself “If the Church is not going to take the Gospel to the world, then who will?” Todd soon realized that not everyone felt this way and that this passion was something unique that God had given him. As his response, God led him to commit his life vocationally to doing something about encouraging and helping others discover their spiritual gifts and do something with them for the Kingdom of God.
Finding a lot of like-mindedness at OM and after much prayer and counsel, Todd and his wife Sherry joined OM in August 2010 and moved to Sharpsburg, GA with their two young boys, Jack and Benjamin.