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Our Pastor Bishop W. Michael Fields
Refuge Temple Church: Our Pastor Bishop W. Michael Fields



Biography of Bishop W. Michael FieldsBishop W. Michael Fields, Assistant Pastor

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

I Corinthians 1:21

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Bishop W. Michael Fields was called to the ministry during his early teen years. He has been ministering in his call to “preach the gospel” since the age of twenty. During his early ministry years, Bishop Fields worked closely with his Father and Pastor at the time, Bishop William G. Fields, as the Youth Pastor and Minister of Music at Refuge Temple Annex, Bronx, New York. He also served as the President and Choir Director for the Bronx Diocese Choir, the Diocese that his Father presides over. As a minister, Minister Fields conducted many revivals and tent services.

In 1987, Elder Fields founded the United Youth Crusade Ministry. This ministry united young people of all denominations throughout the New York Metropolitan area for the purpose of ministering to other young people on the streets of New York through street meetings and outreach. Under this ministry umbrella young people also came together for the purpose of worship, fellowship, ministry workshops, and singing in the United Youth Crusade Ministry Choir. Many souls were blessed, delivered, and saved through this ministry.

On August 12th, 1991, Minister Fields was ordained an Elder of The Churches of our Lord Jesus Christ (hereinafter referred to as COOLJC). In August of 1992, he was appointed National Evangelist for COOLJC. In 1993 he was appointed Assistant Pastor of Refuge Temple Church in Washington, DC, where the Chief Apostle of COOLJC, William L. Bonner, is the Pastor. Elder Fields was elected by his peers on August 11th, 1998, to serve as Corresponding Secretary to the Board of Presbyters of the COOLJC. He is currently a member of The Far East Ministerial Alliance of Washington D.C. And can be heard every 1st and 5th Saturday at Noon on WYCB Radio, 1340 on your AM dial. He is the founder of a work in its’ early stages, The Lazarus Community Development Corporation and W. Michael Fields Ministries. He is a husband, father, song writer, teacher and preacher of the Gospel, prayer warrior, Bible student and proud graduate of the W.L. Bonner Bible College in South Carolina, an accomplished musician, counselor – a servant of Christ. Elder Fields was appointed a District Elder in August 2008, by Bishop Clarence Groover, Sr. District Elder Fields presided over The Capital District of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese for two years. District Elder Fields was recommended and consecrated as a Bishop of the COOLJC in August 2010 by Apostle William L. Bonner. Within the same year, Bishop Fields was appointed Assistant Recording Secretary of the Board of Bishops, COOLJC by the Chairman, Bishop James Darby.Bishop and Lady Fields

Bishop Fields' latest ministerial venture, along with his lovely wife, Lady Melissa F. Fields is Ecclesia Online, Inc., This is a non-profit internet ministry designed to keep the Body of Christ in touch with each other; informed, enlightened and encouraged. This edifying ministry website can be located at Bishop W. Michael Fields’ ministry is still thriving and being a tremendous blessing to people across the country.

On March 8th, 2012, a church vote was conducted by Apostle Bonner for the next Pastor of Refuge Temple Church, Washington, DC. After the vote, with the majority of votes in Bishop Fields' favor, Apostle Bonner named Bishop W. Michael Fields the Pastor of Refuge Temple Church in Washington, D.C.





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