About Stephen Nichols

Dr. Stephen Nichols

Dr. Stephen Nichols combines a passion for church history with a love for the Reformed tradition, and he brings his expertise to our podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

A specialist in American Christianity and systematic theology, Dr. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Fla., chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier teaching fellow. He formerly served as research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa. He is also a lecturer in church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Dr. Nichols earned his doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary, and he earned master’s degrees from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and from Westminster. His bachelor’s degree is from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University).

A prolific writer, Dr. Nichols has written, contributed to, or edited more than a dozen books on church history, biblical doctrine, and practical theology, including Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life, For Us and For Our Salvation, and Jesus Made in America. He has also contributed many articles to publications such as Tabletalk and reformation21, and he is coeditor for the Theologians on the Christian Life series from Crossway.

Dr. Nichols chairs the Jonathan Edwards Study Group of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has traveled extensively for teaching and speaking engagements, including the prestigious Gheens Lectures for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Nichols and his wife, Heidi, have three children and live in Florida.