About Tony

Tony Campolo

is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at their website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

In November 2012, Tony 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.”

When the presentation was given, a great mention of Tony’s work with Compassion International was made and Compassion asked to be able to say thank you to Tony for the lifetime of child sponsorships he has helped to make possible. At this link, is the thank you video.

To learn more about our somewhat amazing story, we invite you to read “Over The Top For Jesus: A Brief History of the Life and Ministry of Tony Campolo and EAPE.”

Compassion International


Read more about Tony’s involvement with Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry that lifts children from  poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Tony’s Favorite Books

Top 5 Books on Social Justice

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Top 5 Books on Social Justice

or download his list of

29 Books that Influenced Me

Introduction Video

Tony Introduction Video

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 Introduction Video

which can also be

downloaded from Vimeo.

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