of Bishop W. Michael Fields
after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew
it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save
them that believe.
I Corinthians 1:21
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.
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
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.
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 http://www.ecclesiaonline.net.
Bishop W. Michael Fields’ ministry is still thriving
and being a tremendous blessing to people across the country.
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,
GOD BE THE GLORY!