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CastaldoChris 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 (Wheaton, Ill.), Chris now serves as director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

Chris has earned degrees from Moody Bible Institute (BA, Bible and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv), and is currently pursuing a PhD at the London School of Theology. In this, he is examing the doctrine of justification in the writing of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Angela, and four children.

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, there are a total of 132,060,000 Americans who identify with the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Sociologists of religion tell us that three out of every four of these are partially evangelized, thus leaving over 99,000,000 such people in the United States. Herein is the particular need that we wish to address: to provide Christians with the requisite training for understanding, building bridges, and effectively relating the gospel among their partially evangelized friends and loved ones.

There are three particular places where a need for this ministry is most acute: in families, the workplace, and on college campuses. Since it is in these places that Christians enjoy ongoing relationships with the partially evangelized, Gospel Renewal training considers the various challenges and opportunities associated with each of these contexts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Training church leaders and congregations in evangelism 
  • Equipping evangelicals for constructive gospel witness among Catholics 

Invite Chris to Speak

Please email chris.castaldo@wheaton.edu.

Sample of Chris Speaking

CastaldoChris 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 (Wheaton, Ill.), Chris now serves as director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

Chris has earned degrees from Moody Bible Institute (BA, Bible and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv), and is currently pursuing a PhD at the London School of Theology. In this, he is examing the doctrine of justification in the writing of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Angela, and four children.

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, there are a total of 132,060,000 Americans who identify with the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Sociologists of religion tell us that three out of every four of these are partially evangelized, thus leaving over 99,000,000 such people in the United States. Herein is the particular need that we wish to address: to provide Christians with the requisite training for understanding, building bridges, and effectively relating the gospel among their partially evangelized friends and loved ones.

There are three particular places where a need for this ministry is most acute: in families, the workplace, and on college campuses. Since it is in these places that Christians enjoy ongoing relationships with the partially evangelized, Gospel Renewal training considers the various challenges and opportunities associated with each of these contexts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Training church leaders and congregations in evangelism 
  • Equipping evangelicals for constructive gospel witness among Catholics 

Invite Chris to Speak

Please email chris.castaldo@wheaton.edu.

Sample of Chris Speaking