Associate Pastor of Youth Jim Nicholas grew up in Ravenna, Michigan and attended North Chester Baptist with his family.
At the age of 19, Pastor Jim finally surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and was gloriously saved. While attending Western Michigan University, he felt God leading him to attend Pillsbury Baptist Bible College of Owatonna, MN where he graduated in 1984 with a B.S.degree. At Pillsbury Pastor Jim met his wife Michele and they were married the same day they both graduated.
God then directed him to attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis where he graduated in 1990 with the Master of Divinity
degree. Pastor Jim came to First Baptist Church in the summer of 1998 where he currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries. He was ordained at First Baptist in May
of 2001. Pastor Jim and Michele have two wonderful children, Rochelle and Brandon.