Bishop William George Fields
Pastor William George Fields is a native New Yorker. He was born on June 16th, 1932 at Harlem Hospital.
Pastor Fields was both ordained and appointed pastor of Refuge Temple Annex in August in 1961. Elder Fields was a new pastor and Refuge Temple Annex was a new work. In 1971, Pastor Fields and the congregation marched from a small storefront mission (941 Easy 225th Street) to the present location. Pastor Fields was elevated to Junior Bishop during the 1972 Convocation of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Detroit, Michigan. At the Topeka, Kansas convention in 1975, he was consecrated Bishop.
Bishop Fields attended New York University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting,. He earned a Doctor Divinity Degree From the Universal Bible Institute and received the honorary degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters from the American Wesleyan College.
He served four years in the United Air Force. He later held the secular position of Assistant Accountant for two years with the New York City Housing Authority. He retired in early 1988, after 26 years of service with the U.S. Treasury Department as an Internal Revenue Agent. Bishop Fields is now giving full time to the Lord's work.
Bishop Fields is a willing worker. He has served the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ as Editor of the Contender for the Faith; chairman/member of several convention committees; he served as an instructor at the Church of Christ Bible Institute, and treasurer of the Board of Bishops. He is the bishop of the Bronx Diocese.