The Nichols & Simpson instrument at First United Methodist Church in Paragould, Arkansas replaces a Möller pipe organ that was originally built in the 1920’s. There had been some subsequent additions made to the instrument by several service technicians. The new Nichols & Simpson pipe organ incorporates some pipework from the Möller and a few ranks of pipes that were added by the service technicians. The new instrument features a new console with manual natural keys of bone and sharps of rosewood, rosewood drawknobs with bone faces inset for engraving, and rosewood expression shoes. The organ also was provided with new Nichols & Simpson pallet-and-slider windchests.
Those who contributed to the realization of the organ include:
C. Joseph Nichols (engineering, installation, tonal finishing)
Wayne E. Simpson III (design, voicing, tonal finishing)
Duane Vanderpluym (construction, installation)
Jorge A. Osorio (console, construction, installation)