Recently, a diary believed to belong to Jon Nicol was unearthed. These excerpts chronicle the life of the founder of WorshipTeamCoach.com.
Note: All of his junior high entries were omitted. (It was mostly about the volume, duration and frequency of his burping.)
May 30, 1992
I just graduated high school! I’m going to work for the county highway department this summer—should be a fun way to kill the summer before I go off to Crown College in the Minneapolis area and major in youth ministry.
Btw, I wouldn't smile because I still had braces. And I still play that guitar...
June 2, 1992
Working for the county bites. I can’t wait to leave Iowa behind and get to college.
September 7, 1992
College orientation is awesome!! Like summer camp! I've made tons of friends and several girls are totally digging me (at least I'm pretty sure they are). Classes start in a few days. This is gonna be the best time EVER!
September 16, 1992
I hate classes! And STILL haven’t found a girlfriend. By the way, decided to double major in youth ministry and music. A youth ministry degree could be a nice fallback if my professional rockstar career doesn’t take off. But I know it will...
December 21, 1992
It’s my birthday! I’m 19! (Gosh, I feel so old.) Classes are done for the semester. Life is awesome. Except no girlfriend. Half my class is already engaged. I’m so far behind...
I’m in a class called Counterpoint—something to do with Bach. I’m totally dropping the music major. Can’t wait to take youth ministry classes. Got a girlfriend! I think she’s the one...
February 15, 1993
She wasn’t the one. Wish I would've found that out before Valentines Day.
The traveling music team I’m on is touring churches in Ohio. Why would anyone want to live here?! Although, we did eat at this great place called Cheddar’s in a city named Mansfield...
May 12, 1996
Graduated college today!!! Can’t WAIT to get my first youth pastor job!
(Side note: You can graduate cum laude as a below average student if you majored in Youth Ministry in the 90s. Just thought you'd want to know that.)