Pastor Todd Seay was born in Clarksville, TN and grew up in Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate work at Austin Peay State University, with Bachelors Degrees in Geology and Philosophy. He received a Masters degree in Religion and Masters of Religious Education from Liberty Theological Seminary, and an M.Div. from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Todd was serving as a Church planter in Clarksville, TN before the call to Pastor Emmanuel in March of 2014.
His wife Marlaina was born in Paducah, Kentucky. She received a Bachelors Degree in Theatre from Austin Peay State University and her Master’s Degree in Scenography (Set, Lighting, and Costume Design) from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She spent 10 years as a Professor of Theatre at various colleges before focusing on homeschooling their 5 daughters.