(Rev.) Dr. Terrence Nichols was born in Pelham, Georgia, the middle of five siblings. He recognized his calling into the gospel ministry at the early age of 16. On the day that he graduated from High School he received front-page newspaper coverage for also being the commencement speaker at a neighboring high school’s graduation celebration.
Upon graduating from high school Terrence enrolled at Simpson University in San Francisco where he received a B.A. in Oral Communications in 1984. He earned a Masters in Ministry degree from Simpson University in 2006. He has received two Honorary Doctorates in Theology and Communications from Faith Grant College in Alabama.
He has experience as a Christian radio broadcaster, evangelist, missions mobilizer , conference speaker, youth pastor and senior pastor. Currently, he is the pastor One Church, an amazing merger of two diverse churches, New Hope Church in Vallejo, Ca and Jesus Risen Lord Fellowship (Filipino) in American Canyon, Ca. He is also the host of two top-rated radio broadcasts; “Pastor’s Forum” and the gospel music show, “Bay Area and Beyond” on radio station KDYA. He has also been employed in Corporate America working in Public Relations for both Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Chevron Corporation. He was a part of the Chevron family for 20 years working in Media Relations, Records Management and Public Affairs. During his tenure at Chevron, he is credited as being the first President of the company’s first Black Employees Network. In recognition of his tireless service to the community, San Francisco's Mayor Willie Brown, “Da Mayor,” officially declared October 28, 2001 to be “Terrence Nichols Day in San Francisco,”.
Dr. Nichols has traveled the world as a motivational speaker and youth advocate. He has led Missions Trips to Haiti and South Africa for over 30 years spreading the gospel internationally. He has been a featured speaker for Urbana, The Christian and Missionary Alliance General Council and Perspectives, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Christian and Missionary Alliance; Trustee for Simpson University, District Executive Committee for the Central Pacific District (C&MA) and Board of Directors for Camp South Africa.
Pastor Nichols accepted the assignment by the North Bay Ministers Union to direct their annual Youth Summit. The weeklong event features workshops in every area of youth development. Throughout the years the Summit has drawn over 300 youth each day encouraging youth to invest in their future.
He has written several articles for corporate and religious magazines. Several of his articles have been nominated for literacy honors.
He has received many rewards and honors but considers his greatest achievement as his family, wife Madeline of 33 years together raising two daughters, Jessica and Chelsea, and one adopted son, Donald Daboiko from The Ivory Coast, Africa.