Rev. Dr. Todd Speed
The Rev. Dr. Todd Speed has served Decatur Presbyterian Church since August, 2007 and has been an integral part of the Decatur community ever since. Dr. Speed formerly served First Presbyterian in York, SC, from 1997-2007 and Fourth Presbyterian in Greenville, SC, from 1993-1997. A former Certified Public Accountant, Dr. Speed graduated from from Rhodes College in 1987 with a degree in Economics and Business Administration and worked for several years for an international accounting firm in Atlanta.
Dr. Speed responded to a compelling call to parish ministry and graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1993 with a Masters of Divinity degree. In 2007, Dr. Speed completed a Doctor of Ministry degree, again at Columbia, with an emphasis on nurturing effective lay leadership. As a part of his personal calling and service, Dr. Speed regularly serves on local non-profit or education-related boards, has led or co-led over 20 mission trips in various cultural contexts, and has participated in learning seminars on five continents.
Married to Melanie Doxey Speed for 29 years, Todd cherishes family time with his wife and four sons: Hall, a graduate of the University of Georgia, John and Mac, twins who graduated from Presbyterian College and Davidson College, respectively, and Luke, a junior at the University of Georgia. When not serving as a pastor with the church family or in the community, Todd just might be found watching or playing soccer, working on a house project at home, or enjoying dinner with friends.
phone: 404.378.1777 x. 225