Dr. David Fields, Jr., Pastor
Dr. David Fields, Jr., the oldest of seven children, was born in Maxton, North Carolina where he received his elementary and high school education. He enrolled at the Livingstone Methodist College in North Carolina, where he studied theology for two years. He began his Christian experience at St. Matthews AME Zion Church in 1961 where he held several positions, including Sunday School Superintendent and the National AME Zion Sunday School Convention Delegate. He was licensed for Gospel Ministry in 1977 by Bishop Clarence B. Richardson, Pastor of Little Rock Bible Church of God, and was ordained Elder in 1979. He continued his religious studies at Howard University School of Theology, Washington Bible College, and Jericho Christian Bible School.
In November 1985 he founded and became Pastor of the St. James Church of Deliverance, which was later renamed Redeeming Love Outreach Center. In 2003 Pastor Fields was certified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and received a Doctorate of Divinity degree.
Pastor Fields is married to Co-Pastor Joyce Fields with whom he has three children, Nathaniel, Emmanuel and Tiffany; two daughters-in-law, Alexis and Kimberly; one Son-in-law, Malik; and grandchildren Madison, Matthew, Maxton, and MaKenna. He is a serious golf enthusiast who never hesitates to meet a challenge, and seldom passes up a chance to play 18 holes of the game.
Dr. Joyce Ann Fields, Co-Pastor
Dr. Joyce Ann Fields is a native Washingtonian and the third of four children. She attended public schools and Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In October 1973 she preached her initial sermon at Little Rock Bible Church of God in Washington, D.C., under the Pastor-ship of Bishop Clarence B. Richardson. In May 1977 Dr. Fields graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter in August 1979 she was ordained Evangelist by the Presbyterian Board of the Bible Churches of God, Inc. She later attended Jericho Christian Training Center College in Largo, Maryland, completing several courses in religious studies. In June 2003 she received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the New Hope and Life Bible College, Maryland Institute of Higher Education.
Dr. Fields retired from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in October, 2008, where she was a Contracting Officer for 36 years. Much of her time now is spent as Co-Pastor and teaching at the Redeeming Love Outreach Center in Washington, D.C. She is a certified instructor of the Evangelical Training Association, and a certified coordinator of the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.
Dr. Joyce Fields is married to Dr. David Fields, Jr. with whom she has three gifted and talented children: Nathaniel and Emmanuel (twins), and Tiffany; two wonderful daughters-in-law, Alexis and Kimberly; one amazing son-in-law, Malik; and four brilliant grandchildren Madison, Matthew, Maxton, and MaKenna.
Dr. Fields enjoys shopping, music, and her daily exercise of “walking”. She is admired by the Redeeming Love flock for the motherly love and understanding that she shares with everyone!