Pastor ~ Bill Nichols
After nine years of military service and 5 years of biblical studies Pastor Nichols and his family returned to his roots in Missouri to begin ministry in 1985. Bill and Becky moved to Bolivar and began his ministry with First Christian Church in June of 2013. He was inspired to become a minister at the age of 13 but did not pursue that call until the age of 27. Bill is a down to earth pragmatist when it comes to preaching. His goal is to give his listeners something that will help them in their everyday walk of faith.
He enjoys teaching the Bible and gets tremendous satisfaction when people have those “aha” moments as the light of the Scripture suddenly clicks on. In his spare time Bill enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling. Pastor Nichols is a graduate of San Diego Christian College and Hope University of Fullerton California.
Youth Director ~ Khalib Jordan
Khalib Jordan has lived in a variety of places in his life including Kimberling City Missouri, Branson Missouri, Carl Junction Missouri, Avoca and Pea Ridge Arkansas, and Washburn Missouri. He graduated from Southwest High School in Washburn in May of 2016 and is currently a student at Southwest Baptist University studying Pastoral Ministry. Khalib’s ministry list includes pulpit supply preaching, youth teaching, and jail ministry. He loves teaching people how to live a better life with Christ.
Teaching our youth to be disciples and to make disciples just as we were commanded to do by Jesus in Matthew 28:19
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Children's Director ~ Cindi York
Cindi York graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in elementary education and an emphasis in communication disorders. After teaching for 28 years at Fair Play and Bolivar Schools, she decided to retire. She now enjoys working with children’s ministries, reading, training and walking her dogs, and spending time at the lake with her family.
Her mission is to guide children so they will know Christ, understand His Word and apply it to their lives, and be able to share the love of God with others.