C. Nickerson Bolden developed a passion for writing as a graduate student. As a result, Indiana Avenue: Black Entertainment Boulevard, was first published as a partial fulfillment of the Master of Community Planning degree awarded from the University of Cincinnati in 1983.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, for undergraduate college, Bolden attended Boston University and majored in religious studies. It was while at Boston University where the late Rev. Dr. Martin L. king, Jr. had attended, that he was introduced to the love of history and the fire and fervor of the Apostolic church movement.
By the time he gained some work experience, it was clear to him that God had placed a distinct calling on his life for ministry, a burden for young people, especially those with discipline problems. He has labored tirelessly to reach them ever since.
He has founded a non-for-profit organization called Victorious Ministries that involves teaching geared to a hip-hop generation. Bolden has another a book detailing some of the many challenging situations facing youth of urban America called Bridging the Gulf: Understanding and Ministering to Urban Youths.
He has served as an adjunct faculty of various Indianapolis universities including Martin University, Aenon Bible College and IVY Tech State College. He has also been published in various weeklies and trade publications including the Indiana Herald, the Indianapolis Recorder, The Christian Outlook, Buffalo Criterion, About Time Magazine, Gospel Today, the Memphis Silver Star and the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association.