Pastor Bob Nichols

Dr. Bob Nichols is founder and Pastor of Calvary Cathedral International which is located near downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Nichols received his call into the ministry under the gospel tent of Dr. Oral Roberts in Fort Worth, Texas and his life has been greatly influenced by the late Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin and the late Dr. Gordon Lindsay and his wife, Freda. Dr. Nichols has been in full-time ministry since 1954.

Pastor Bob Nichols

Pastor Bob Nichols

Dr. Bob Nichols and his wife, Joy, founded Calvary Cathedral International in 1964 when God called him to start a church where people can be saved and grow strong through faith in the Word of God. With no members or financial backing, Dr. Nichols started services in an abandoned United States Post Office building. From that humble beginning the church purchased two (2) city blocks and eventually outgrew the property. In 1976 Calvary moved into the historic, 110,000 square-foot, 2000-seat First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Worth. After the disastrous tornado on March 28, 2000 that totally destroyed their downtown properties, by God’s help and under Dr. Nichols’ leadership, Calvary purchased the existing Midtown Church of Christ building along with its adjacent, vacant land and relocated in uptown Fort Worth at the crossroads of Fort Worth and the Metroplex along Interstate 35W which is driven by approximately 144,000 cars per day. In August, 2003 the new, state-of-the-art, 74,000 square foot Calvary Christian Academy building and gymnasium was completed on the vacant land.

Dr. Nichols provides spiritual oversight serving as Pastor and President of Calvary Cathedral International and its many ministries and outreaches. These ministries and outreaches include, but are not limited to, 1) Calvary Christian Academy, an academic training center founded in 1979 for students in kindergarten through 12th grades, 2) Calvary Day Care, 3) Calvary Cathedral International Bible College which was founded in 1981, 4) the daily Faith, Hope and Love radio program which began in 1976, 5) jail and prison ministries, 6) Stitches - a program to take the gospel, food and clothing to various inner-city communities of Fort Worth, 7) the Power Tower – an international prayer ministry where people have been praying at the church building and receiving prayer requests (over 749,000 as of November, 2011) from around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since May, 1995 and 8) many home and foreign mission outreaches. In partnership with Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dr. Nichols raised up Lighthouse Television, a powerful, 50,000-watt, 24-hour a day gospel television station located in the capital city of Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Nichols serves as Chairman of the Board of Lighthouse Television. Lighthouse Television has a potential viewership of millions of people under its signal.

Dr. Nichols has a unique ability to minister to ministers and is considered a "Pastor to Pastors". Dr. Nichols ministers in ministers' conferences and seminars throughout the world. His video teachings have helped raise up thousands of Christian workers around the world. Dr. Nichols has a great passion for strong, family, faith, word-based churches and has a heart to see spiritual revival in his city, nation and the world. Dr. Nichols is also an author of several books including “Revival Now!”

Dr. Nichols feels that his faith has been demonstrated and revealed since 1964 as he has seen the continual hand of God revealed through almost every conceivable circumstance. Dr. Nichols and his wife, Joy, have held steady since the attack on their daughter as they continue to stand in faith to see a miracle of God.

Dr. Nichols is a man of integrity that is known for his faith, strength, balance, stability and passion for Revival Now! Dr. Nichols has a word-based ministry with a vision and passion to reach the lost worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dr. Nichols is in contact with and encouraging key ministry and government leaders around the world as he shares the wisdom of many years of ministry. He continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Calvary Cathedral International while he travels extensively and ministers to congregations in India, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, Haiti, Mexico, Grenada, St. Lucia, South Africa, Guatemala, England, France, Romania, Hungary and Uganda.

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