Dr. Todd Gaddis, Pastor
Dr. Todd Gaddis began as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Dallas in February 2017, after serving in the same role at First Baptist LaFayette, Georgia for nearly eighteen years. Before coming to Georgia, he worked as Development Officer at Williams Baptist College in Northeast Arkansas and pastored two churches in Western Kentucky.
Throughout his ministry, Todd has been active in denominational and community service. While in Kentucky, he served on the Executive Board of the KBC. He is a member of the LaFayette Lion’s Club (Past President) and is also on the boards of the local library and Empty Stocking Fund (provides food for needy families at Christmas). He served as chaplain for the LaFayette High School football team as well.
Mission work is near and dear to Todd’s heart. While attending Southwestern, Todd and his wife, Charlene, did partnership mission work in Australia and church planting in metro Detroit. In the mid-90’s,Todd went on a preaching and construction project in Russia. In recent years, he has journeyed seven times to India and once to Africa for Bible teaching, pastor training and evangelistic work.
Todd has also expanded his ministry through writing. His eleventh book, Faith ESSENTIALS: Timeless Truths for Spiritual Birth and Growth, just released on Amazon. His other works include Unsearchable Things: Communicate Better with God (2015), Prophecy 3.0: Return to Me and I Will Return to You (2012), Upon this Rock (2011), The Spiritual IT Factor (2010), Journey to the Center of Love (2009), Reclaim Your Body – Restore Your Soul (2008), Money and More: The Quest for Generous Living (2007), The Great Curse Reversal (2006), Escape From Wits’ End (2005) and The Compliments of Christ (2004). He has contributed significantly to LifeWay over the years through publications, magazines, blogs, and sermon outlines. His articles have appeared in Leadership, Focus on the Family, Pray, War Cry, and PRAYERCONNECT.
A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Todd received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 1980, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1998.
Before entering vocational ministry, Todd worked as a sales representative with Monsanto Agriculture Products Company. Charlene and Todd enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, walking, and movies. She teaches third grade and they have two married daughters.
Phone: 770-445-8897 Ext. 204
Phone: 770-445-8877 Ext. 207
Gayle joined FBC Dallas October 2006 with husband, Joe. We felt the Lord wanted us to be a part of this wonderful group of believers in Christ and serve in any area that is needed within our church and community.
One of the promises that the Bible reveals in raising our children is in Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Gayle believes with our time on Sunday and Wednesday we need to share God’s truth in words and action.
When you bring your child to be with us, Gayle wants you to know that they are loved for who they are and we will share the stories of our loving Lord and keep them safe while learning with us.