He attended the Nashville Bible School in Nashville, Tennessee. To further his education, he attended Southwest Kentucky College at Winchester, Kentucky; Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. In 1948 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas. engaged in evangelistic endeavors among churches of Christ throughout the United States and in many sections of Canada. He was one of the principles in more than 300 religious debates and preached in nearly every State in the union. Dr. Nichol was widely recognized as a Biblical scholar. A prolific writer and one of the editor's of the "Gospel Guide".