Bishop Robert L. Nichols, Jr., is the pastor/founder of the River of Life Church where he has been the senior pastor for more than 21 years. Since responding to the call of Pastor, he has touched the lives of many people from all walks of life. The servant-leader as he is, and with an eager to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world, Bishop Nichols founded the River of Life Church in December of 1998, and since then he has poured into this rapidly growing ministry with messages of faith, hope, and salvation. Thus, his biggest passion is teaching faith principles which have caused him to see many lives change and countless others surrender to Christ. Moreover, his unique gifts and charismatic style of delivering the Word of God has impacted lives all across the country.
The River of Life Church is located at 335 South Parks Dr., Desoto, Texas where he faithfully teaches and preaches two services on Sunday, and Bible study every Wednesday evening in our new 35,000 square feet facility.
Bishop Nichols has a desire to positively impact the lives of all God’s people. From this passion, he founded Camp Boys to Men – an organization seeking to lay the foundation for boys between ages 6 and 17 by preparing them to become Godly men and to be positive forces in their communities and families. Bishop Nichols voice can be heard daily on KGGR Radio station, and he’s the founder and visionary of 911 Kingdom Prayer Call.
Bishop Nichols has been honored for his great leadership abilities and contributions by President Barack Obama for his support to the DeSoto community. He is actively involved in the DeSoto Police and Clergy Group (DPAC) – a partnership with law enforcement to help reduce crime in the area. Bishop Nichols is also an ardent supporter of the battered women’s ministry and non-profit organizations for battered women.