Reverend Ivory Jean Nuckolls

2018 President’s Award for Humanitarian Service   

Early Life

Reverend Ivory Jean Nuckolls is the third of five generations of her family that serve at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, Illinois. She received the Holy Spirit at the age of fifteen and became highly involved in all facets of church ministry.

Ivory's Education

To prepare herself for her calling, Reverend Nuckolls studied at the American Conservatory of Music and is accredited with her Bachelor Degree from DePaul University in Counseling and Therapy. She is a member of the Iota Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education and has received her Masters Degree from DePaul University in Education and Human Services and Counseling. Reverend Nuckolls also studied at the Moody Bible Institute.

Utilizing Her Many Gifts

Reverend Nuckolls is married to Gerald R. Nuckolls, Jr. and together they have utilized their gifts in many ministries to further the Church, including:

Answering the call to preach and teach the word of God in the late 1980’s, Reverend Nuckolls has furthered her ministry by serving in numerous capacities including:

Reverend Nuckolls has also devoted her time to various other responsibilities throughout her career, such as:

Ivory's Commitment To God

Reverend Nuckolls was the recipient of the Big Hearts for Young Heroes award from La Rabida Children’s Hospital and was nominated for the Community Leader of the Year award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc…

Whilst this succinct recount serves as an overview of Ivory’s life, work and Godly commitment, it doesn’t truly reflect her passionate love of God and His word; her extensive and innumerable sacrifices for the work of the Lord and her sensitivity to the needs of his people.