Delivered from addiction at the age of 20, Jay threw himself fully in to the arms of Jesus who saved him radically from a sinful lifestyle. God began to prepare and train him for a future that he had never dreamed of. In 1994 his pastor at the time must have seen in him what his grandmother saw in him as a child, because the pastor began to train him for the ministry. Jay preached in nursing homes, on the street, on radio, and eventually in churches and discipleship meetings. God took him to Peadres Negras, Mexico to preach in an international revival meeting and then called him to greater training and preparation. He followed the voice of the Holy Spirit to Word Faith Fellowship Bible Institute in Paris, IL and then on to World Harvest Bible College Columbus, OH where God molded Him further for ministry. As the Lord was shaping him for His call, God called along his side Kimberly, who was attending WHBC at the same time. They married in 1997 and have two wonderful children, Braden Trey and Jaelyn Paige.
Pastor Jay and Kimberly have a rich history of ministry experience. Ordained in 1999 with World Harvest Church Ministerial Fellowship, they founded a College ministry called Delta Chi; they were Senior Pastors of InterNation Worship Center in Terre Haute, IN a WHCMF associated church; In 2000 he became one of the teaching pastors at the House of Hope Mission Bible Training Center in Brazil, IN and in 2007 he served as Staff Evangelist at Cross Tabernacle A/G in Terre Haute, IN. While at Cross Tabernacle he was also an instructor at Cross Tabernacle School of Ministry, a Study Center for Global University/Berean School of The Bible. He also served for 5 years as the Executive Director for Wabash Valley Teen Challenge, a drug and alcohol rehab center in Terre Haute, IN. Pastor Jay currently serves as Lead Pastor here at Oak Hill Christian Center and holds his Ordination with the Indiana District Assemblies of God.
God has brought this man, his family, and his ministry to a place of effectiveness for the Kingdom of God. Armed with the word of God, Pastor Jay Nicoson calls the American church back to its foundation and this generation into a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jay said, “It wasn’t church that changed my life it was Jesus, We must realize that if this generation is going to be reached, it will only be through an authentic encounter with Him, Church can be relevant and not compromise, we just need to direct people to the feet of Jesus!”