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. 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 before responding to a compelling call to parish ministry. Dr. Speed graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1993 with a Masters of Divinity degree, then served Fourth Presbyterian in Greenville, SC, from 1993-1997 and First Presbyterian in York, SC, from 1997-2007.
In 2007, Dr. Speed completed a Doctor of Ministry degree, again at Columbia, with an emphasis on nurturing effective lay leadership. Dr. Speed is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary, the 2021-22 President of the Decatur Rotary Club, an advisor for the Global Village Project, and recent founding board member for Memorial Drive Ministries. Dr. Speed has led or co-led over 20 mission trips in various cultural contexts, led pilgrimage trips to Israel, participated in learning seminars on five continents, and supervised dozens of seminary interns.
Married to Melanie Doxey Speed since 1989, Todd cherishes family time with his wife and four adult 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 graduate of the University of Georgia. When not serving as a pastor with the church family or in the community, Todd just might be found watching Atlanta United, playing soccer at Silverbacks, working on a house project, enjoying dinner with friends, or running through Legacy Park with Chevy and Zoe – his Yellow Lab and Springer Spaniel.
phone: 404.378.1777 x. 225