Nigel left Barbados in August of 1979 in pursuit of the call of God. He attended Blue Water Bible College in the United States Virgin Islands, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Theology with special honors. While on the island of St. Thomas he became very active in the local church, which led him to eventually become the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
In 1982 Nigel was led to move to Lynchburg, VA for further studies. For the next eight years he was engaged in studies out of which he earned a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts degree with concentrations in theology, biblical exegesis, and Greek from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also pursued Doctoral Studies in Counseling and Psychology from Liberty University.
Nigel has been involved in training Christian workers over the last twenty years.
He has served as an adjunct professor for International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida for eight years. In 1992 he became an adjunct professor for Virginia University of Lynchburg, formally, Virginia Seminary, teaching on the main campus as well as the Danville extension site.
Nigel continues to serve as pastor of Second St. Paul Baptist Church which he has been doing for the past 26 years. In 2008, he started a multi-cultural, multi-racial ministry in Lynchburg, VA called All Nations Community Church.
Along with his pastoral duties at home, Nigel finds time to travel and share the gospel whenever possible. He has traveled to several states preaching the word. He has also visited Nigeria, West Africa and a number of Caribbean islands.
In addition to these responsibilities, Nigel serves as president of the Elpis Center Inc., a center promoting youth programs and activities, and has directed this for 13 years. He is also president of the Altavista Businessman’s Club and former board member of New Covenant Schools, and received the Community Service Award from the NAACP, and was also awarded outstanding teacher of the year from VUL in 1995.
Nigel resides in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Pauline of 30 years and his two daughters, Shirley and Kendra- both recent university graduates. His favorite pastimes are playing ping pong when he finds a partner, going to Smith Mtn. Lake for relaxation, reading and playing his harmonica.