Karlos Nichols is a young, multi-talented preacher, singer, director, musician, songwriter, educator and clinician. Born in Memphis, TN, Karlos is an Alumnus of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City where he received certification in Musical Theatre Performance Technique. He also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The New School University of New York City and a Masters of Science Degree in Education from Walden University, AND A Masters of Arts Degree in homiletics and Worship from Union Theological Seminary in NYc. Currently, he is PURSUING the doctorate of education degree from delaware state UNIVERSITY, one of the country's leading hbcu's. his scholarship interrogates the intersections of religion, education, and policy in the lives of black children and adolescents. his PHILOSOPHY is that education and religious influence serve as grounding for all policies that impact the lives of black children.
Karlos served in music ministry in Memphis for more than fifteen years before relocating to New York City in 2013 to become Pastor of Worship/Arts/Youth at The Historical Central Baptist Church of New York City. With years training and experience, Karlos Returned to memphis as the Pastor of Children and Students at Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart. He also launched Memphis, TN largest public elementary school dance and theatre program which serves over 600 students weekly. in November 2018, Karlos began to serve in the capacity of associate pastor of worship and arts at The historic bethany Baptist Church-newark, nj under the leadership Of rev. timothy levi adkins-jones.
In 2016, Karlos released his debut project LIVE IN MEMPHIS: HOPE! recorded with his former group The Covenant. This project produced a Billboard Top 100 Radio Charting Single "Here I Am" and debuted in the Billboard Top 100 first week sales . The song "Here I Am" remains in rotation two years later despite halting radio promotion a year earlier.
In 2017, Karlos recorded his sophomore project ROOTS! in front of a intimate live in- studio audience of 70 people. The project provides a more intimate look into the musical journey of Karlos's passion for music ministry. The project features some of his musical inspirations and mentors. The project was produced by Stellar Award Winner Tyries Rolfe.
IN 2019, IN partnership with indieblu music, karlos released his second project "be alright' and ep on all digital media outlets which received over 30,000 streams within the first three months. His music continues to impact the world.
“My goal is to present complete authenticity and boldness for who I am as an artist, preacher, and educator. too often, we box ourselves into trends and force ourselves to evolve into someone that we no longer know, which can cause us to hit a creative block. As I studied that character of God, I realized that God is a multi-faceted, creative God And we are made in that same image. I want to present that concept to others, through the Gospel via singing, songwriting, and preaching. Every part of me is valuable to God and able to be used. "