Todd Bishop serves as Lead Pastor of CHURCH UNLEASHED, along with Mary, his wife, which they started in 2008. They had one goal – plunder Hell and populate Heaven. Their vision is to establish faith communities across Long Island to reach the 3 million people that call it home. Their number one desire in ministry is to change the culture of Long Island – an impossible task without God, but totally possible with God.
Plunder Hell – Populate Heaven.
In 2009, Todd was recognized by the Assemblies of God as one of the 25 Groundbreaking Church Planters in our movement. He was also honored during the 2009 General Council of the Assemblies of God with an Award of Excellence for his efforts in Church Planting. Todd was awarded the distinction of “Young Alumni of the Year” from Central Bible College in 2010.
Todd is also the creator of The X Conference – a conference designed by pastors for pastors – and Creative Leadership Seminar – a one-day event to inspire creativity and vision in the local church. At the very heart of his life is to raise up leaders, empower them, and help them unleash their full redemptive potential.
In 2014, Hicksville, New York showered Todd with numerous awards and citations for the work that he has been doing in the city. Community, civic, religious and political leaders from the area have recognized Todd’s love for Long Island.
Todd & Mary are also part of Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Champions Network of pastors from across the nation, which gave Todd the privilege of partnering with them and sharing an encouraging word at Americas Night of Hope at Yankee Stadium in 2014 to a stadium filled with over 40,000 guests.
In 2015, Todd received the prestigious Empowering Long Island Award at Madison Square Garden from the Empowerment Summit Committee. This award was given to recognize Todd’s incredible work in the non-profit sector that has helped empower people to become all that they are designed to be.
Todd has appeared multiple times on the international Christian television station, TBN. He has shared his personal story, his story of church planting, and his vision for Long Island on the Praise The Lord broadcast.
In 2018, Todd released his freshman book, The Human Right, which challenges every person to claim their God-given rights as His children. It is a manifesto of Todd’s life and passion.
Todd & Mary live on Long Island, NY with their three amazing children, Malachi, Abigayl and Bethany.