Rosalyn R. Nichols




Dr. Rosalyn R. Nichols is a native of Memphis, Tenn. and proud to have graduated with honors from the historic Booker T. Washington High School and LeMoyne Owen College. In May 1996 having responded to God’s calling upon her life, Dr. Nichols graduated summa cum laude from the Memphis Theological Seminary, in 2004 she received her Doctor of Ministry degree from the historically black Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA.

Early in her ministry, following the death of childhood friend as a result of relationship/domestic violence, in 1998 Dr. Nichols organized the nonprofit A More Excellent Way, Inc. (AWay) with a mission to help individuals from all walks of life to enter into, engage in and maintain spiritually healthy relationship toward the elimination of relationship violence. Through AWay, Dr. Nichols has been committed to raising awareness, conducting workshops, conferences, facilitating groups, churches and faith communities in intimate interpersonal relationship development.

In 2001 Dr. Nichols along with a faithful group organized Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church (DOC). The Freedom’s Chapel family believes John 8.36, “So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.”

Dr. Nichols has travelled extensively both nationally and internationally. She had the privilege as the first ordained clergy woman to serve as visiting professor at the Gweru Baptist Theological Seminary in Gweru, Zimbabwe South Africa. As a member of the New Church Ministry with the Disciples she travelled with a group of church planters throughout the provinces of China, and in 2008 participated in a renewal pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Dr. Nichols has received numerous awards including the Memphis Community Leader Award, the Visionaries Trailblazer award and the Henry Logan Starks Alumni Award from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is a Memphis Leadership Graduate, a lifetime member of the NAACP and a member of the Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Dr. Nichols is a dynamic, passionate, empathetic preacher, teacher, and pastor who believes that freedom in Christ gives one the liberty to live and the responsibility to serve. Her favorite pastimes include traveling around the world and staying physically active with two fury babes Roscoe and LadyBug.