Nick Kalivoda (1922-2013) was a lecturer in Bible and Bible Archaeology in Louisiana State University’s Continuing Education program for more than ten years and taught the Campus Bible Class for the public each Sunday in LSU’s Faculty Club. In 1986 he began teaching the daily Radio Bible Course in Baton Rouge.
He earned a degree in Bible Archaeology at Wheaton College, a Master of Journalism degree from LSU, and studied at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1948-51. In 1994 the Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, honored him with the conferral of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for “Distinguished Christian Service” as a layman.
A student of archaeology as well as the Bible, he directed annual tours to the Bible lands, visiting archaeological and biblical sites.
He is the author of 29 audio Bible teaching courses and has been a Bible teacher in Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Bible churches.
Mr. Kalivoda served as Religion Editor of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, 1981-83, and is a former public relations spokesman for LSU. He took early retirement in 1984 following a career as director of the University’s Office of Media Services. He served in leadership positions in both local and national public relations organizations and was a member of the Organizing Board of the National Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Nick served on the Steering Committee for the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Centers of West Africa, and in 1987 won the “Layman of the Year” award in the Mid-South District of Kiwanis International. He served as a Board member of the Cutting Edge Foundation, a medical missionary organization with a newly-built hospital in Chad, Africa.