Local Minister

alvisnicholsAlvis Nichols was raised in the Shamrock Shores/White Rock church family. His first ministry service was several summer internships with the congregation while in school at Oklahoma Christian. He has now been involved in ministry for 34 years. His local church ministry experience includes preaching and developing programs of educational instruction, community outreach, and congregational involvement. Over 20 years have been spent in pulpit preaching and in ministries with a strong preaching emphasis.

Alvis is a graduate of Dallas Christian and Oklahoma Christian University. He has received a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University. For several years he served as the Associate Minister for the Edgefield Church of Christ in Dallas. For thirteen years he served as the minister for the Wills Point Church of Christ. For the past two years he and his wife Jan have been living in Trophy Club/Roanoke community where he served the Hilltop Church. April 1st of 2003 Alvis accepted the invitation to serve as the minister of the Wylie Church of Christ.

Alvis and Jan have two children, Julie Truex of Piano and Brent Nichols of Niteroi, Brazil. Julie is married to Bryan Truex and has three daughters, Reagan, Cheney, and Haley. Brent is married to Miss Jill Hayes. They are part of a mission team establishing a congregation in the city of Niteroi, Brazil. They have one son, Titus born in May of 2012.


RonColemanaRon Coleman: Born in Dallas, Texas Ronald became a Christian and started preaching while still a teenager. His formal Bible training was at Freed-Hardeman College, David Lipscomb College and the Alabama Christian School Of Religion.

He and Rose have been married 51 years and have three children and one granddaughter. He has been the preacher for three congregations in the US: Lake City, Florida; Lincoln, in Huntsville, Alabama; and Arab, Alabama.

Thirty five years of his work has been overseas. This includes living in New Zealand, Fiji, London, and American Samoa. For the last 17 years he has been involved fulltime in foreign work while based in the US. He has preached in about 20 different nations, working in campaigns, workshops, training preachers, etc. He now regularly teaches in Bible schools in Syktyvkar, Russia; Kremenchuk, Ukraine; and Querétaro, Mexico. He travels to India regularly where the main focus of his work is training Indian preachers.


RoseCrossaRose Cross: Became a member of the Wylie congregation in 1969. Since then she has taught Bible classes and been involved in other beneficial works of the church. She became Church Secretary on a part-time basis in 1988.

Rose was married almost 51 years to our former elder, James Cross. They have two children, Ronnie Cross and Terri Miller, who both worship and live in Wylie. Ronnie is married to Vicky and they have two daughters, Orie and Tobie. Terri is married to Terry Miller.