I have been preaching the gospel of Christ since 1996, almost from the time I was baptized in April of that year. Three months after being baptized into Christ I entered preaching school.
I met my wife, Mary, while preaching in India. I had relocated to the town of Jamshedpur to assist brother C. J. Guria in building up the congregation that was meeting in his house. Brother Guria’s oldest daughter, Mary, became my wife in January of 2000. We were married in New Delhi by brother Sunny David. We have one daughter, Donna.
From the time of my conversion, my goal has been to grow in the knowledge of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is my sincere desire to be of the greatest service possible in the kingdom. To seek and save the lost, as Christ gave example (Lk. 19:10), is my great joy and privileges.
Jerseyville Church of Christ (May, 2011 – Present)
24439 US HWY 67 Jerseyville, IL 62052 - (618) 498-5609
Bawcomville Church of Christ (September, 2008 – May, 2011)
2326 Joneboro Rd. West Monroe, LA - (318) 323-2945
Danville Church of Christ (March, 2007 – September, 2008)
120 American Legion Blvd. Danville, VA - (276) 340-2825
As part of my work with the congregation in Danville I started a live call-in TV program named Bible Q-n-A. Bible Q-n-A had a potential local viewing audience of more than 400,000 and had a profound and positive impact on the congregations throughout southwest Virginia and northern North Carolina.
Northside Church of Christ (April, 2001 – March, 2007)
As part of the evangelistic outreach I wrote articles for the local newspaper and other mass mailings. I also started a live call-in radio program named Bible Q-n-A. I later started a weekly TV broadcast on the local cable network. The congregation nearly tripled in number during my time as the minister.
West Point Church of Christ (August, 2000 – April, 2001)
West Point, VA
Duluth Church of Christ (August, 1998 – June, 2000)
The Duluth Church of Christ was the sponsoring congregation for my work in India and Nepal.
Working under the oversight of the Duluth elders, I assisted in conducting preacher training programs throughout India. My responsibilities included teaching classes, administering entrance exams and conducting graduation ceremonies in several of the schools in South India. Classes were held from 8 AM to 4 PM daily.
After classes, I also had the privilege of preaching in the villages throughout the surrounding areas of the schools. I had the joy of seeing very many added to the kingdom during these nightly visits to the villages to preach the gospel. This opportunity was a tremendous learning experience. I was directly involved in establishing the Himalaya Bible Institute in Nepal. The experience of conducting student interviews, administering entrance exams, overseeing construction of student quarters and teacher housing, working on curriculum and training translators taught me a great deal about setting up and running a preacher training program. I taught the first batch of classes in English to train the translators for future teachers. Many of those in my first classes still serve on the faculty of the school.
East Tennessee School Of Preaching And Missions (September, 1996 – July, 1998)
I was in the first graduating class under the directorship of brother James Meadows and the last graduating class with brother James E. Rogers as the Dean of Academics. In June, 2012, East Tennessee School Of Preaching And Missions changed names to Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies.
I am proficient in both Apple and PC operating systems. I have a very strong knowledge of MS Office and Apple iWork. I have used both platforms to publish written (print and digital) media as well as multimedia productions. I have produced my own TV programs, radio program, netcasts, web sites, etc. I have a good working knowledge of web design and other web based services.
All of my preaching and teaching is done using visual aids via a multimedia projector. I have used several applications in designing my visual aids.
I have designed several web sites, both personal and professional. I have a good working knowledge of HTML and CSS, with some basic knowledge of other scripting languages. I have used everything from text editors to template designs.
I have a large volume of sermons and articles on my website at NormFields.com. Bible Q-n-A is where I post videos and articles in response to questions that come in from the site visitors. Norm’s Notes is where I post my bulletin articles and sermon videos. Use the links below to view the Bible Q-n-A and Norm’s Notes sections of my website.