Tony Campolo: Patron of Codia

"…activists like our good friends Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo are lifting up the Biblical injunction to help the poor…"

U.S President Barrack Obama: Call to Renewal Keynote Address -

About Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University. For ten years he was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. Dr. Campolo is married to Peggy. They have two children, and four grandchildren.

As Founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programmes for "at-risk" children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.

Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters. He is also a highly respected speaker and sought after guest on radio & TV stations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

He is author of 38 books, some of his latest being; Choose Love Not Power (Regal),  Letters to a Young Evangelical, The God of Intimacy and Action, and  Red Letter Christians, a Citizens Guide to Faith and Politics.

Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister, has served American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is presently recognised as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.

Tony has been Patron of Codia since 2007.  He spoke of Codia like this:

"As a representative of EAPE, I now serve as the patron to Creative Opportunities, Development and Innovation Agency (CODIA), a new organization based in Preston, England, that organizes programs for young people entering the entertainment industry -  Especially in Europe, we believe that a strong Christian witness in the arts is long overdue. CODIA is seeing to it that the young people who would be that witness are encouraged, mentored, and connected to one another".

Read what Joe Wilson, presenter of the faith programme on BBC Radio Lancashire, said during Tony's visit to Blackburn and Preston in January 2010:  Click here

Tony Campolo['s]… commitment to a life of faith, justice and love produces books we all need to read.

Bill Clinton, former U.S President. Endorsement of "Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics"