I gave my life to Christ after my 12th birthday
Julius Anozie: ordained deacon in June 2021 - to be ordained priest in July 2022
My name is Onyekachi Julius Anozie.
I was born and raised in Nigeria. I studied law at the University of Nigeria and graduated in 2012 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2013.
I have a Master’s degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian law from Germany (2017). I most recently completed a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Cranmer Hall Durham.
Prior to ordination training, I was a Pastoral Assistant at the Trinity Anglican Church, Lyon.
I have been an Anglican all my life. I gave my life to Christ after my 12th birthday and since then my love for God has grown so much. I confirmed my call to ordination when I was 18 years old.
Believing that I was meant to serve in Nigeria, I was preparing to go back after my studies in Germany, but God had other plans for me. I then began my discernment process in Germany, which was not expected at all, but God moves in mysterious ways!
Growing up, I was a member of the Boys’ Brigade, an organisation I am still part of till date.
I also participated in various religious organisations like the Scripture Union, Anglican Students’ Fellowship and most currently was part of St Johns College Christian Union Durham.
I am very passionate about the youth and young adults’ ministries. I love choral music and also hymns, Anglican chants, and Iam a Handel's Messiah enthusiast.
I love singing, dancing, and acting.
My favourite canticle: the Magnificat and the Tedeum Laudamus
My favourite books of the bible: Psalms and Ecclesiastes.