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 is a PhD candidate at the London School of Theology. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife Angela and five children.
Catholics and Evangelicals in Conversation: What You Need to Know (Zondervan, 2014)
This book is provides Protestants with the requisite knowledge of Catholic faith and practice (i.e. what does the Vatican teach and how do various kinds of American Catholics apply such teaching) with a view to having spiritual conversations. It seeks to move some readers from ignorance to informed awareness. It encourages others to go from a combative posture to a more gracious one.
Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic, (Zondervan, 2009)
Through an extended narrative describing my personal journey as a devout Catholic who worked with bishops and priests before eventually becoming an evangelical pastor, I seek to help other former Catholics navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with conversion. There is a Spanish version of Holy Ground titled, Una Fe Renovada.
This title is part of Zondervan’s Four Views series. Dr. Robert Plummer is the editor with contributions from Chris Castaldo (Evangelical), Wilbur Elsworth (Orthodoxy), Frank Beckwith (Catholicism), and Lyle Dorsett (Anglicanism). Each section presents the reasons why contributors belong to their respective Christian tradition followed by a response and rejoinder.