Dr. 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 University and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University.
Founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has provided the leadership to create, nurture and support programs for “at risk” children in cities across the United States and Canada 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 Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, and The Charlie Rose Show. He has also appeared on CNN. He co-hosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network and presently hosts From Across The Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Radio Network in England. The author of over 35 books including “Revolution and Renewal: How Churches Are Saving Our Cities” (Westminster John Knox) and “Let Me Tell You a Story: Life Lessons From Unexpected Places and Unlikely People” (WORD).
In November 2012, Dr. Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.”
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 is married to Peggy (Davidson) Campolo. They have two children and four grandchildren.