His ministry started with the work in post-Communist countries at the break up of the Soviet Union. Once trained as a soldier in the military to fight the Soviet Union, he felt profound compassion for his former enemies. In 1998 he traveled to the Muslim Kyrgizstan where he stood on the border between with China and prayed for the last stronghold of Communism. Six months later, in May 1999, he flew into China on the same day when NATO accidentally bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. While rioters shut down the American Embassy and held the Ambassador hostage, Chuck Todd preached in a Chinese church where no “Western” person has spoken in 50 years. The next day he signed an unprecedented agreement with the authorities of the Bao’an District allowing groups of missionaries to share the Gospel and distribute Bibles in district’s Three-Self Churches. His ministry in China continued with great success for the next 20 years.
The same year Chuck Todd founded World Missions Alliance with his wife Helen as a two-fold mission of spreading Christianity and involving the body of Christ in short-term missions.
When the war started in Iraq in the spring of 2003, Chuck Todd felt the call to Babylon. In November 2003 he pioneered WMA outreach in Iraq. During his work there, he survived the danger of kidnapping and death during the Fallujah crisis, met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and started a church in Duhook in the Northern Iraq. World Missions Alliance work in Iraq is ongoing.