Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Fields was on staff for six years with Campus Crusade for Christ. There he served in a variety of roles including Athletes in Action, the Indian ministry in Colorado, and the staff of the University of Michigan. He also taught courses on New Testament and theology at Trinity College. His areas of expertise included the Epistle to the Philippians and liberation and black theology.
Dr. Fields is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball, tennis, and the guitar. He also coached basketball and baseball.