About Me


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. Currently, he serves on the board of Helping Hands and writes a bi-monthly piece for the local Dallas newspaper. In Lafayette, he was a member of the Lions Club (president for a year), local library board, Empty Stocking Fund (past president) – serving also as chaplain
for LaFayette High School football team.

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 thirteenth book, From Now till Forever: What the Bible says about the end of time and beyond, is due to be released in early 2020. His other works include Manage your Emotions Before they Manage You (2019), Faith ESSENTIALS: Timeless Truths for Spiritual Birth and Growth (2017)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.

Dr. Todd Gaddis, Pastor
First Baptist Dallas, Georgia
401 North Main St.
Dallas, GA 30132

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