About Nicolas

Rev. Nicolas O’Rourke is the Pastor (Supply) of the Living Water United Church of Christ in Oxford Circle and Community Organizer for POWER. A strong proponent of social justice and spiritual awareness, he works across wide ranging lines of thinking to highlight common spiritual ground for all people in an effort to contribute to the realization of “beloved community” in Philadelphia.

Since joining POWER, his focus has been towards dismantling the crippling effects of mass incarceration and police brutality on people of color and combating Islamophobia within the city of Philadelphia. Nicolas has studied at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH, Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN, and Lancaster Bible College: Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia. He considers himself a “sacred activist” and contends for the rights of people with the guidance of God.