On Thursday, February 2, 2023, the Lake Region Conference Executive Committee voted for Pastor Kent Nichols to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Lake Region Conference, effective March 1, 2023.
Kent Nichols has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Oakwood University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.
Pastor Nichols has an extensive background in finance that spans more than 25 years. As an African-American accountant and entrepreneur, he has held the distinct honor of being a treasurer/comptroller for the city of Hopkins Park, Illinois. He has managed multimillion-dollar budgets and led treasury teams of various sizes. He is also a financial consultant and has supervised and trained various employees in financial sales and governance.
As a product of the Lake Region Conference, Kent Nichols has served as a medical chaplain and senior pastor, most recently of the Ephesus and Body of Christ SDA Churches in Marion and Ft. Wayne, Indiana, respectively.
Following being voted to this new position, Pastor Nichols shared his words of appreciation. “God has amazing ways to guide our lives. He takes our talents and uses them for His glory. I am excited about working with our pastors, the treasury team, the directors, and the administration as we serve together, doing God’s work.”
Pastor Nichols is married to Abayomi Nichols and they are the parents of three young adults – Gabrielle (26), Paige (24), and Micah (23).
We solicit your prayers for Pastor Nichols and his family as they enter this new role in ministry.