Tony Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University.
Founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for â€œat-riskâ€ children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.
Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having guested on television programs like The Colbert Report, Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show, Larry King Live, CNN Dayside, CNN News and MSNBC News. He co-hosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network, and presently hosts Across The Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Christian Radio Network in England. He is also a highly respected and sought after guest on radio stations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
He is the author of 35 books, with the latest releases in February 2008, Red Letter Christians, A Citizenâ€™s Guide to Faith and Politics (Regal), and July 2007, The God of Intimacy and Action (Jossey-Bass). His other recent titles are Letters to a Young Evangelical (Basic Books),.Speaking My Mind, Which Jesus (W Publishing Group), Everybody Wants to Change the World, Practical Ideas for Social Justice (Co-authored by Gordon Aeschliman, Regal), Adventures in Missing the Point (Co-authored by Brian McLaren, Zondervan), The Church Enslaved (Co-authored by Michael Battle, Fortress Press), Let Me Tell You a Story: Life Lessons From Unexpected Places and Unlikely People (W Publishing Group), The Survival Guide for Christians on Campus (Co-authored by Will Willimon, Howard), Revolutions and Renewal (Westminster John Knox Press), Following Jesus Without Embarrassing God (W Publishing Group) just to name a few.
Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister, has served American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is presently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.
Dr. Campolo and his wife, Peggy, live in the Philadelphia area and have two grown children and four grandchildren.