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Senior Minister


I was called into the ministry when I was 21 years old and the journey of ministry has been an incredible ride since. This journey has led me from youth ministry to preaching ministry to college professor to college administration and now back to the preaching ministry at Nicholson.


I love missions and have been fortunate to travel to 37 countries preaching and training leaders. I have enjoyed mentoring students and leaders both in college and in the church. Outside of the power of the Lord's Spirit,leadership is the key that makes the greatest difference in the local church and I am blessed to be with a great group of men and women who are passionate about Christ and the life change He makes in each of us! I hope you'll join us as we seek to become fully devoted followers of Christ!!


  • Family: Wife, Cathy, Two grown children: Sarah (married to John) and Josh. Two grandchildren: Landen and Nora.

  • Favorite Verse: ""Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

  • Music: Inspirational music, gospel music, choirs with a bit of jazz thrown in.

  • Something No One Would Guess About Me: I have been in 36 car wrecks...only 3 have been my fault...really.

  • Favorite Food: Beans and cornbread, meatloaf, chicken fajitas....and chocolate cake!

  • Hobbies: Golf, swimming, traveling and grandkids!


Family Minister


The Lord works in ways we will never understand in this earthly life. My name is Adam, and I have been serving at Nicholson as the Children’s Minister since August 2015. My education and background was in theatre – acting and directing. However, the Lord had other plans for my life. I felt the call into ministry while on an Emmaus Walk retreat in 2008. The Lord was working in me, however He had not yet reached my wife! She replied to this call with a resounding, “no way!” However, as is the way of our Lord, He worked on our hearts together and we are ecstatic to be serving at Nicholson!


 I never imagined I would be serving in children’s ministry. However, now that we are, the fit in our lives is perfect. My wife often says that it shouldn’t have taken us this long to see it... she is married to a big five-year-old! I have an incredible passion for kids and family. While I work with kids and strive to inspire them toward a life in Christ, I want to do everything I can to assist your family as we all uncover our full potential as devoted followers of Jesus!


  • Family: My wife, Michelle. My daughter, Reagan. A heavenly son, Isaiah. Two adopted daughters from the DRC, Lily & Grace (though they are not home yet), and a new baby on the way!

  • Favorite Verse: I can’t pick just one! Psalm 78:1-8, and “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7.

  • Music: I really dig Rend Collective, For King & Country, Unspoken, I Am They, Shane & Shane, and Phil Wickham.

  • Something No One Would Guess About Me: I watch professional wrestling!

  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, watching football (Go Bucks! Go Browns!), the Fall TV Season, and all-things-tech!


Hello! I'm Elaine and I have been a part of the Nicholson team since June 2011. I truly feel that God has led me here to be part of this awesome team. I have had many different jobs but can honestly say that this is one of the most rewarding ones I've ever had.


I enjoy my work here at Nicholson. Being a part of the team has helped me grow spiritually and challenge myself to dig deeper into what God wants me to be. It is wonderful to see God at work in the lives of our church family. The opportunity to help others presents itself daily, and I'm grateful to be a part of our mission to "help others become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ".


  • Family: I have my husband, Rusty, and three beautiful children: Joshua, Ken, and Eliza.

  • Favorite Verse: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

  • Music: I like all different types and styles of music. My favorites are Phillips, Craig and Dean, Third Day, Casting Crowns. I am also a country music and southern gospel fan as well.

  • Something No One Would Guess About Me: I do not have a middle name.


Church Administrator