Retired NCC pastor Bruce Nicola was laid to rest on November 12.
A family member stated, “Bruce’s long ministry blessed countless lives during his years of service. He enjoyed a good joke, the outdoors, and especially basketball. In his younger years, he developed a life-long love of rock hunting and grew succulents and a beautiful garden in retirement.”
Nicola’s career spanned 44 years with the NCC. During that time, he served as a pastor and hospital chaplain. His geographical range extended from as far north as the Arcata-McKinleyville district, south to Livermore, and several churches in between. He retired in 2019 as the district pastor for the Orland and Willows churches.
Ed Fargusson, Assistant to the NCC president, stated, “Bruce was a pastor of many talents and had a keen wit. He held about every pastoral position available, which gave him a mastery of serving others. Most importantly, he loved the Lord. He will be missed.”
Featured in Northern Lights, November 16, 2023