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Brief Introductions

Alanzo joined OCCA in 2017 and is currently researching how Christians can best respond to the question of meaning in suffering for his DPhil at Oxford University.

50-word Version

Alanzo has theological degrees from Oxford and the University of Toronto. He constantly aims to use his training to impact people on a personal level, particularly the younger generations. Alanzo leads OCCA’s Reboot Team which serves to engage the youth and challenges them to join in the larger conversation on the intersection of faith and reason.

100-word Version

Alanzo became a speaker for the OCCA in 2017. Alanzo has a degree in theology (BTh.) from the University of Oxford (Wycliffe Hall) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA) from the University of Toronto. Recently, he has been accepted into the DPhil programme at the University of Oxford, commencing in October 2024.

Alanzo’s DPhil explores the question of horrendous evil and seeks to find how the person of Jesus Christ can still provide hope to those who have seemingly faced the most dire of circumstances.

Alanzo leads OCCAs Reboot Questions team which engages younger generations and challenges them to join in the larger conversation on the intersection of faith and reason.

Full Version

Alanzo became a full-time speaker with the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in 2022. Alanzo has a degree in theology (BTh.) from the University of Oxford (Wycliffe Hall) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA) from the University of Toronto. Recently, he has been accepted into the DPhil programme at the University of Oxford, commencing in October 2024.

Alanzo’s DPhil will explore how God can provide meaning to lives affected by horrendous evil. He uses an analytical philosophical approach which seeks to bring precision and clarity to this perennial and existential question.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Alanzo became a Christian in 2009 after grappling with a drug addiction for over ten years. Since then, he has dedicated his life to Christ by interacting with the questions of others and speaking to audiences worldwide.

Alanzo is actively invested in the development of younger generations and enjoys engaging with them on the ‘big questions.’ Alanzo seeks to use his training and research to lead OCCA’s Reboot team which engages the youth in conversation over questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.

Alanzo loves barbecue, weightlifting, anime, and all things Canadian. He is happily married to his wife, Khadija, and both serve faithfully in their local community just outside of Oxford.

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