Communicating the good news of Jesus Christ through the cultural questions of our day and equipping others to do the same




A Centre for Training

We want to serve the local church by training and equipping believers for evangelism and apologetics, by producing materials for our web-based channels, and by offering online hybrid courses.

A Hub for Mission

We seek to commend the credibility of the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ through the questions of culture, by speaking in secular settings and contributing to public discourse on religious belief.

A Community of Thinkers

We want our thinking to be rooted in up-to-date scholarship, ensuring that our content is accurate and honest. To this end, we invite academic specialists to give open lectures, and  continue to mentor young academics through our doctoral-fellows programme.

Our History

OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics traces its roots back to 2004 when it was established to help Christians engage with the deep questions of life and faith, and to communicate the gospel message. It was an initiative of RZIM Zacharias Trust, which was set up in 1997 as a UK charity, and was part of the RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) network.

In February 2021, the UK charity announced its decision to become fully independent of RZIM.  Following this decision, in October 2021, the charity name was changed from Zacharias Trust to OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

A more detailed history of the organisation and our response to recent events will be published in the new year.