Sam Nichols

Sam Nichols, Executive Pastor


Birthday: August 19

Originally from:
Ringgold, Georgia

Education background: B.A. in Religion from Belmont College, Nashville, Tennessee • B.S. in Accounting from Shorter College, Rome, Georgia • Master of Christian Studies from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

I started working for CFBC: March 21, 1999

My family: My wife Melinda and my children Zachary, Kelsey and her husband Dane and their child Georgia Kate, and Jeremiah and his wife Darlene and their children Olivia, Malachi, and Zoe

My role at CFBC: Executive Pastor

Personal story: Having been raised in a Christian home, I became aware of my sin by God’s call and I repented and believed that God sent His Son Jesus to live a perfect life, die on the cross, and was resurrected to restore my relationship with God.  As an adult, I worked in the business world for fifteen years and then felt God’s call again, and it was to enter into the ministry.  It was a huge adjustment, but God has been my family’s strength.

Favorite book of the Bible: Colossians 

Recent books I’ve enjoyed: Pursuing Holiness, The Practice of Godliness, Respectable Sins, The Fruitful Life, True Community, and Growing Your Faith all by Jerry Bridges.  

Most fulfilling part of my job: Watching God draw people from all over the world to Himself

Places of service available in my ministry: You can pray for our pastor, staff and strategic partners; you can volunteer in any of the ministries; and you can pray that God would be glorified in and through our church.

Spiritual gifts: Anytime I demonstrate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control.  It is a spiritual gift

My hobbies: Fishing, reading & Sudoku

I hope heaven includes: Cool fall mornings, Appalachian Mountains with beautiful fall colors and people whom I have shared the gospel with

The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Asking my boss out on a date—she later became my wife (and she’s still the boss today)!

The best way to pray for me: To have wisdom in assisting our pastor and that I would depend on God and not on my own strength.