Chris Castaldo was raised on Long Island, New York as a Roman Catholic and worked full-time in the Catholic Church for several years. After eight years as Pastor of Outreach and Church Planting at College Church in Wheaton, IL, and three as Director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal at Wheaton College, Chris currently serves as Lead Pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, IL.
Chris has earned degrees from Moody Bible Institute (BA, Bible and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv) and he has earned his PhD (London School of Theology under the supervision of A. N. S. Lane). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife Angela and five children.
Chris is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic (Zondervan, 2009), Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals (Zondervan, 2015), and a primary contributor to Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism (Zondervan, 2012). He has written numerous articles on the subject of understanding and relating to Catholics for publications such as Christianity Today, Touchstone Journal, and First Things, and he is a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition.