January 31, 2021
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
God, who is omnipotent and omniscient, has summoned His Server, Bishop William Nichols, to eternal rest. Bishop Nichols served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Western Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, first under the leadership of General Board Member, Bishop Nathaniel Wyoming Wells; and upon his passing, he served under Interim Prelate and General Board Member, Bishop J. Drew Sheard.
For 60 years, Bishop Nichols was married to Mother Martha Nichols, Jurisdictional Supervisor of Western Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. He was the Founder and Pastor of Unity Temple COGIC in Benton Harbor, MI.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in local and state restrictions on public gatherings to achieve social distancing, the family will hold a private memorial service for this servant.
During this time of uncertainty, we request the continued prayers as well as acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family. It is with great honor that the National Adjutancy will assist Supervisor Martha Nichols and the Nichols family during this most difficult time.
“Blessed be the God, even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.”
2 Corinthians 1:3
Sanctifying the Leader, I Am,
Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.
February 4, 2021
The services for Bishop William Nichols, will be as follows:
Friday, February 5, 2021 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S. Fair Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 11:00 AM EST
Unity Temple COGIC
435 Felton Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
This service will be privately attended by the family
Bishop Designate Melvin Burton, Messenger
All clergy are asked to wear Class B attire. Everyone attending is required to wear a mask. You may also wear gloves or other forms for PPE, if desired. CDC guidelines on physical distancing and government restrictions on gatherings will be observed.
During this time of uncertainty, we request your continued prayers as well as acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family.