Todd Stiles


Todd Stiles is the founding pastor of First Family Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Planted in 2004 from a core group of just six people, First Family has mobilized the efforts of its people and teams to plant six churches, both local and international, and send multiple people and families to mission fields around the globe.

He is the author of six books and numerous articles, and serves as a church-based Church Planting Catalyst for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and serves as Vice President of the Board for the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI).

Todd was born and raised in Tennessee and educated at Tennessee Temple University and Piedmont International University. He has lived in Iowa since 1996 after God moved his family to Iowa to work with students as Youth Pastor at Grace Church. In 1998, Todd founded Youth Leader Connection, a non-profit ministry that for 10 years assisted youth leaders in smaller churches with hands-on help, curriculum, and programming.

God has opened numerous doors for Todd and his family, each one with its specific calling and reason. All the while his family has loved doing life together in their local church and community, with recreation, traveling, and taste-testing new places among their favorite things to do!