Justin Nichols New Pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God

Justin Nichols, or as he prefers "Pastor J," pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God.

Justin Nichols, or as he prefers "Pastor J," pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God. Photo by John Inman.

Justin Nichols, pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God, said his desire to serve God was brought about after getting saved at a young age.

"I grew up just wanting to serve God," Nichols, who prefers to be called 'Pastor J,' said. "I loved God from a young age and was committed to Him through my childhood and teen years. I started my first youth ministry slot at 16 years old which may seem weird to lead your peers but was a natural fit for me. I loved it and served in youth ministry for 10 years before going to school in 2002 and earning my Bachelor's Degree."

Nichols earned a Bachelor's in Religious Education with a concentration in pastoral ministries. He went straight to seminary where he also earned a Master's Degree of Arts in Theological Studies. He has since been working on dual Master's Degrees in Divinity and Counseling. All the while in college and seminary Nichols has served as a pastor both bi-vocationally and full-time.

For more of this story check out the June 8 issue of the California Democrat.

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