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 ~ Levi Kemp
Levi Kemp is a Bolivar native graduating from BHS in 2001 and SBU in 2011. He and his family have been attending FCC since January of 2016. Levi has been married to Diana for 15 years. Diana homeschools their oldest children, Evan and Ariana, and enjoys volunteering where she can.
Their younger three children were adopted November of 2019. They have been foster-parents since 2015 and have had 14 placements.
He has spent many years volunteering with youth in a variety of organizations including Trail Life, Scouts, and church choirs. His mission is to ensure young adults are spiritually equipped to face the challenges of the world.
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.