William Patteson Nicholson was a preacher born in Bangor, County Down, Ireland. Nicknamed ‘the Tornado of the Pulpit’, Nicholson spent his early years on his father’s cargo ship. He began to preach Christianity in 1899 at the age of 23 and was known for his ‘men-only’ meetings. Nicholson used straightforward language which communicated to the common man. In the Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff, a shed, named ‘The Nicholson Shed’, was erected to house stolen tools that newly converted workers were returning as a result of Nicholson’s preaching. W.P. became a fearless and flaming winner of souls. He was enthusiastic and effective. The Bible became his textbook and his greatest delight was witnessing for his Saviour and winning souls.
- Born: 03 April 1876, Bangor, Ireland
- Died: 01 January 1962, Cork, Ireland