Alanzo Paul

Alanzo is a speaker at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is passionate about apologetics, art, discipleship, history, literature, mission, philosophy and theology. His work primarily focuses on christocentrically addressing metaphysical and existential questions like: ‘Does God exist?’, ‘Why does God allow suffering (and evil)’, ‘What is the meaning of life?’, and much more.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Alanzo became a Christian in 2009 after struggling with drug addiction for over ten years. Alanzo worked in the Oil & Gas sector before entering into full-time ministry. He held a corporate position for several years and then embarked upon his first private sector venture as an entrepreneur in the e-commerce world.

Ever since his decision to follow Jesus, Alanzo has been passionate about engaging with student’s questions about God, the Bible, life, and the Church. For over a decade now, he has spoken to crowds of students around the world.

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. His research thesis on Thomistic metaphysics was entitled, Can a Simple God Incarnate? (2022).

Alanzo lives near Oxford with his wife.