Anthony DeStefano is the acclaimed author of Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To.
He also serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life , an international not-for-profit, pro-life organization based in New York, Texas and Rome.
Anthony is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a member of the National Religious Broadcasters Organization (NRB), the Royal Institute of Philosophy, in London, and the prestigious International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), also based in the United Kingdom.
Anthony has a diverse background in business and media. After attending Stuyvesant High School in New York City he obtained a degree in Philosophy/Theology from St. John's University. He then became President of Fulton Electronics Corp., managing a chain of electronics retail outlets in New York. During this time he also worked as an op-ed columnist for the Staten Island Advance . In 2003, Anthony's first book, A Travel Guide to Heaven , was published by Doubleday Books, as well as Random House Audio, Transworld Publishers in the United Kingdom and a host of other major publishing houses in Europe, Asia and South America. The book was a runaway bestseller and has been published in 16 different languages.
Anthony has received many awards and honors from religious communities throughout the world. In 2002, he was given an honorary Doctorate from the Joint Academic Commission of the National Clergy Council and the Methodist Episcopal Church for "the advancement of Christian beliefs in modern culture." The commission is made up of outstanding Evangelical, Orthodox and Protestant theologians and educators. In 2003, he was awarded the "Defender of Israel" medal from the International Center for Peace Studies, in Jerusalem.
An avid pilot, Anthony serves as a senior member of the US Air Force's auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. He is 41 years old.