Doctor & Mrs. Nicky Chavers Founders of the Academy of Arts Ministries Dr. Nicky Chavers is the Founder and President of THE ACADEMY OF ARTS. He holds a BA in Bible, a BA in Sacred Music and a Masters Degree in Music and Dramatic Production. He taught on the college level for five years, pastored a church for twelve years and has received honorary degrees for his contributions to Christian Education in the fields of drama and music. He has written more than twenty-six full-length plays
and musicals on Biblical, historic, missionary and moral themes.
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Chavers
was 11 years old when he
was first featured on the local WPFA-TV station, he
sang in a weekly 15-minute program.
At age 12, he
hosted a regular 30-minute "Talent Parade" on WEAR-TV.
trusted Christ as his
Savior at a Hyman Appleman revival meeting in a local church in Pensacola . Dr. Frank Garlock became a mentor in his
life and encouraged him in his
call to the ministry.
first sermon at the age of 16.
wife, Sheri, founded The Academy of Arts Ministries
, which has become well known throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States since their first tour in 1971.
The leadership of the Chavers is backed by a Board of Directors and Advisors made up of pastors, Christian educators and Christian businessmen.
Dr. and Mrs. Chavers
have four daughters, Christy, Wendy, Nicole and Natalie.