Chris Castaldo was raised on Long Island, New York where he worked full-time in the Catholic Church. He has earned degrees from Moody Bible Institute (BA, Bible and theology), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv), and has completed his PhD at the London School of Theology under the supervision of A. N. S. Lane. Chris’s thesis is entitled The Grammar of Justification: The Doctrines of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman and Their Ecumenical Implications. Chris often lectures on the subjects of the Italian Reformation, ecumenism, and various topics related to John Henry Newman. After over three years at Wheaton College, Chris now serves as Lead Pastor at New Covenant Church. 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.