Olugbenga Akinbola was a PhD student in the Intercultural Studies program at TEDS. He is the Missioner of Mount Zion Anglican Church Chicago, a multinational Anglican church. He has his first degree in Sociology and Anthropology from O.A.U Ile-Ife and his Masters of Divinity degree from WATS, Lagos, Nigeria. He has a passion for cross-cultural youth ministry and has served as Youth chaplain of various Nigerian Anglican dioceses and parishes for over ten years. He is currently the coordinator of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) Youth Network. He and his wife serve as coordinator of Hearts-2-Hearts, a youth outreach initiative. His dissertation is concerned with the level of poverty in Nigeria, and its impact on Christian youth.