Todd Lesser was raised in a reform Jewish home. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in 1969 and stopped attending synagogue soon afterward. While in college, a friend shared the Jewishness of "Jesus" with him. After learning of the many Messianic Prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, Todd accepted Yeshua as his Messiah and began learning about the Jewishness of his New Covenant faith. After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1979 with a degree in Nuclear Engineering, Todd married his wife Sara, who was originally from Greenville, South Carolina. He served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer from 1979 to 1984. In 1984, Todd left the Navy and he and Sara moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where their four children were born. They began attending Congregation Beth Hallel, and served as Deacons from 1986 to 1993. In 1997, they moved to Greenville, and in 2002, Todd became an elder at Adon Olam Messianic Congregation. In 2012, Todd became the full-time Congregational Leader and in January of 2015, Todd was ordained as a Messianic Rabbi by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS).