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 privilege.
Church of Christ, Northside (March 2014 – Present)
1101 Hogansville Rd. LaGrange, GA 30241 – (706) 812-9950
Jerseyville Church of Christ (May 2011 – March 2014)
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 the 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: Certificate of Completion in Preaching and Missions
Biblical and ministerial studies, as well as instruction in world religions and cultures with a focus on missions ministry.
Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies: Bachelor of Biblical Studies
The East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions received accreditation and changed names in 2014. Alumni were offered the opportunity to “upgrade” their certification to a Bachelor’s degree with some leveling courses. I passed those leveling courses in the first group and was awarded the BBS.
Western Governors University: Bachelor of Science, Business – Information Technology Management
This degree program included coursework in key areas like management and leadership, business, networks and security, and information systems management.
CompTIA Project+ Certification
CompTIA’s Project+ certification validates core knowledge of project life cycles, project roles, and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project. Project+ certifies the business, interpersonal and technical project management skills required to successfully manage projects and business initiatives.
I have produced and published written, audio, and video productions in a wide variety of formats. I have a strong knowledge of basic computer use, as well as more advanced creative applications with AppleI, Microsoft, and Adobe applications. I have produced my own TV programs, radio program, podcasts, and websites. I have a good working knowledge of web design, Internet and Social Media technologies, and other web-based services.
All of my preaching and teaching is done using visual aids via a multimedia projector. I have used a wide variety of applications in designing my visual aids.
I have designed several websites, 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 community. 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.