W. P. Nicholson

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William Patteson Nicholson (3 April 1876 – 29 October 1959[1]) was a preacher born in Bangor, County Down, Ireland.

Nicknamed "the Tornado of the Pulpit",[2] Nicholson spent his early years on his father's cargo ship. He began to preach Christianity in 1899 at the age of 23 and was known for his "men-only" meetings. Nicholson used straightforward language which communicated to the common man.

In the Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff, a shed, named "the Nicholson shed", was erected to house stolen tools that newly converted workers were returning as a result of Nicholson's preaching.

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