Todd Gwennap has been the Pastor of Christ the King Church since July 2018. Todd was born and raised in North Carolina, where he was one of the worst cross country runners in state history. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also met his wife, Jennifer. Todd and Jenn have three children—Jack, Audrey, and Raney Grace.

Todd received pastoral training at Covenant Theological Seminary and previously served as an assistant pastor at Arden Presbyterian Church in Asheville, North Carolina for 5 years and as an associate pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Greenville, North Carolina for 4 years. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Todd enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, laughing, fall in North Carolina, and spring in Texas. In his preaching and teaching, he wants people to know and love Jesus, who is the gospel.

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As a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America, our beliefs are most fully articulated in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms. You can find a link to them here.

In the meantime, though, here are a few bullet points about what we believe:

WE BELIEVE the Bible.

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to the world. It tells us all that we need for salvation and godly living. The Bible is primarily a story about God sending his beloved Son, Jesus, to rescue his people from sin and death.

WE BELIEVE that God is big and we are small.

We believe that God created everything out of nothing by merely speaking, and he governs all that he has made. God is sovereign over everything, including our salvation. There is nothing outside of his control.

WE BELIEVE that God acts the same towards his people in the Old and New Testaments.

We believe that God has always related to his people in terms of a covenant, where God’s people are represented by a mediator. This covenant community has always included believers and their children. The Bible is a single story of God choosing, redeeming, blessing, and sending his people to be a blessing in the world.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the gospel (the chief need of believers/unbelievers alike)

We believe that all of salvation comes to us “in Christ.” What is true of him becomes true of us in the gospel. God reckons us as righteous, adopts us as children, and delights over us for eternity. Both believers and unbelievers need the same thing: Jesus.


Christ the King meets every Sunday on the campus of  Canterbury Collegiate Academy in DeSoto (1708 North Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX). Once on the property, follow signs to the back of the campus. The church meets in Bishops Hall.

We meet each Sunday for worship at 9:30 a.m. Our Second Hour typically goes from 11:00-11:45 a.m. We have a time of coffee and fellowship between the worship service and Second Hour.