Tod was raised in Victoria, TX which is about two hours south of Houston. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. While a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M, he accepted God's call into full-time vocational ministry. He has also earned a Master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and a Doctorate from Southern Baptist Seminary. Tod married Deborah in May 1998. They were introduced by members of the personnel committee at First Baptist Hendersonville, TN when he was serving as Middle School Pastor. They have one daughter named Danielle who was born March 2006. If Tod has any free time, you will find him with his family or reading a good book. On a rare occasion, you might even find him on the golf course ministering to Mr. & Mrs. Green and their 16 kids.