Chris and Courtney Nichols

Explore Church , Montana
Church Planting Team Member
Missoula Montana
Explore Church
October 13

About My Family

In 2002, Courtney and I said "yes" to one another in marriage and together said "yes" to a lifetime of ministry and service. It’s been quite the adventure since!

We spent our first three-plus years planting a church with the Ocoee River community in eastern Tennessee. In 2005, we headed north to Boston, Mass., planting churches and ministering. In 2012, we headed west to Montana where we launched and invested in a wide variety of ministries.

Despite our desire to serve overseas, the Lord continues to lead us to various communities in North America.

About My Church Plant

Starting March 2020, we are currently co-planting a new church plant in Missoula, Montana called Explore Church.

We are thankful for the thousands of lives the Lord has allowed us to be part of—from the Ocoee to Boston to Montana—and are confident He has great things in store for us in the days to come! We'd be honored for you to partner with us. Thank you for your prayers and support!

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray for vibrancy in our connection with God. Pray that the Spirit would lead and direct our paths. Pray that we would love, give and serve generously. Pray for the health and protection for our family (financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually). Pray for wisdom, strength, perseverance and endurance in ministry.


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Fund ID: 008689-Nichols,Chris