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rzim's next big youth event

Big Deal Questions is a one day conference for ages 12-18 and is shaped to help young people discover meaningful answers to the tough questions they face and equip them to share their faith with confidence. RZIM apologists and other amazing speakers from the local area will be tackling questions such as:

Does God care about my sex life?
How do I deal with anxiety?
Has science made faith irrational?
Why do bad things happen?
and more…


May 13, 2017

City Centre Baptist Church
1075 Eglinton Ave W
Mississauga, ON L5V 2W3


July 15, 2017

500 Saftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2


Nathan Betts (on & mb)

Nathan Betts is an apologist with RZIM. He frequently speaks on university campuses across North America, and regularly addresses church congregations. Click to read more..

Michelle Tepper (on)

Michelle Tepper is an itinerant speaker for RZIM teaching worldwide on a number of subjects including the problem of pain, God’s character, sex, relationships, and love. Click here to read more..

Logan Gates (on & mb)

Logan Gates is an OCCA Fellow with RZIM based in Toronto. He is finishing an MTh in Applied Theology at the University of Oxford alongside two years of study at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Click to read more.

Tim Barnett (on & mb)

Tim is a dynamic speaker who provides a perfect blend of expertise and humour in each talk. Using easy-to-follow and visually engaging presentations, Tim helps others to think clearly about what they believe and why they believe it. Click to read more.

Brett Ullman (on)

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, dating and media. Brett’s seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture.
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Matt Baker (on)

Matt Baker is the Full-Time Youth Pastor at Southside Worship Centre in Ajax, Ontario. With over 15 years experience in Youth Ministry, Matt’s heart is to see the loving message of Jesus put into action in order to reach the young people of our generation. Click to read more.

Justitia Pak (on)

Justitia Pak did his undergrad at the University of Toronto, his Masters thesis in Australia writing on international religious resurgence post 9-11, studied biblical interpretation at Tyndale Seminary as well as studied Christian Apologetics at Oxford University. Click here to read more.

Michael Antwi (on)

Michael has a passion for poetry and spoken word. He resides in Toronto, Ontario and his mission is to encourage people to find their identity and purpose, to find hope in desolate places. He does this by drawing on his own personal experiences to paint a beautiful picture of redemption. Click here to see his work.

Abdu Murray (mb)

Abdu Murray the North American Director of RZIM and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who, after a nine year investigation discovered that the historic Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. As an attorney, Abdu was named several times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. Click here to read more.

Alycia Wood (mb)

Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Click here to read more.

Andy Bannister (mb)

Andy is Director the Solas Center for Public Christianity and adjunct speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. 

Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist.