Message from the Pastor
Living in a time in which social media has become a primary source of “community” for many people, the church continues to be a place where you can gather to experience real, personal community with like-minded people. At First Christian Church, we offer worship, fellowship, and service opportunities grounded in the belief that God loves us and calls us into relationship with Him and with one another.
God calls us to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, a deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice.
We have no creeds. Therefore, we can accommodate a wide range of beliefs and opinions. We celebrate our diversity, trusting that God calls us to be of one mind in affirming that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
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.
Pastor Bill Nichols and Wife Becky
Pastor Nichols and his wife Becky. Becky has retired and is now volunteering at the Bolivar Police Department doing administrative work.