While visiting a camp at the age of 13, Nick heard a clear presentation of the Gospel for the first time and trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Nick was born in Greenville, Ohio, but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He married his sweet wife Nona in 1968. Their three children are now serving the Lord while rearing their own families.
Nick earned his undergraduate degree at George Williams College and then earned his Masters of Arts degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He completed his postgraduate work and earned his PhD at Louisiana Baptist University. He is most influenced by the wise counsel of his father. Dr. Applegate holds a full-time counseling position with the Biblical Counseling Center, a ministry of Bible Baptist Church. He holds an earned doctorate in Psychology and Christian Counseling with an emphasis in conflict management.
He joined the ministry full-time in 2001 and works with families in the middle Tennessee area. In addition, Dr. Applegate travels internationally, counseling and training pastors and families on the mission field.