Our Pastor

Dr. Noah Nicholson’s ministry places high priority on the victory of the inner man, power through the word of God, holistic family worship and demonstrating the love of Christ. This love is demonstrated through various social service programs such as financial literacy training, drug rehabilitation, a job bank and resume writing assistance, the purchase and distribution of Christmas gifts at a neighborhood school, and back to school festivals, providing school supplies and haircuts; all of which are free to the community.

In addition to the many programs provided by Dr. Nicholson’s congregation, speaking at churches, conferences, retreats and prisons has afforded him further opportunities to impact and influence the lives of thousands across America and other parts of the world.

Dr. Nicholson has been happily married to Satjiko Nicholson for since 1983, and together, they are the parents of two sons.

Dr. Noah L. Nicholson, II was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and was educated in the Chicago public school system. He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School (1980) and continued his educational career at Moody Bible Institute, the International Theological Seminary where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology (1993), McCormick Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (1996) and Aenon Bible College where he received his Doctorate in Divinity (2001).

Dr. Nicholson is a well-accomplished entrepreneur, having owned two printing companies in Chicago for ten years, as well as the “Black Tie Limousine” company.

Dr. Nicholson became the pastor of “One Way Family Worship Center” on November 1, 1998. Under his leadership the membership has increased over 2000 percent. He was appointed a District Elder of the Illinois District Council (IDC) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (P.A.W.) in 2003, has served as Chairman of the Illinois District Council Young People’s Union from 1986 to1992, and served as President of the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union of the P.A.W. from 1995 to 2001.

In his desire to impact worldwide saturation of the gospel and spread the love of Christ, Dr. Nicholson and his congregation have partnered with World Vision to sponsor orphaned children in Africa who have lost their parents as a result of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Nicholson traveled to South Africa to experience first hand the devastating effects of this deadly disease. Dr. Nicholson and the Family Worship Center ministry have also traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to do life-changing crusades and have helped to support local ministry in Kenya for several years.

Dr. Nicholson has served in many capacities within the church from janitor to choir director. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Aenon International Bible College, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and is also a member of the Chicago Gospel Festival Planning Committee assisting in festival planning, selection of artists, and promotional activities that aid in the success of this huge three day event. He also serves as the President of the Pastors’ Alliance of the Illinois District Council (IDC) consisting of 90 pastors throughout the state of Illinois.