From the Pastor's Desk:
"God can take the sour bitter things in our lives and blend them into something that smells and tastes as sweet as honey."
Reverend Harold Fields was born June 1, 1946 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is the fifth of six children born to the late Ozsie and Ruth Fields. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and graduated from West Philadelphia High School in January 1964.
Upon graduation from high school Rev. Fields enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 3 years active duty and 17 years reserve duty.
Reverend Fields lived 40 years in Philadelphia. He worked for the United States Mint as an electrician; while employed at the US Mint he was a member of the AFGE and was an EEO counselor.
Reverend Fields was called to the ministry in 1978; he was ordained in 1982 at the Millennium Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Philadelphia College of the Bible in 1982. In addition to graduating from the Philadelphia College of the Bible, he also graduated from the Billy Graham School of Evangelism and has many certificates from the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and Southern Baptist Conventions.
Reverend Fields moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1986 where he was called to pastor the New Hope Baptist Church in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He and his family drove 378 miles every weekend for 10 years as he was obedient to God’s call to minister to the New Hope congregation. Under his leadership the church and the parsonage were purchased. The Men and Women’s Day program were implemented as well as annual church revival.
Reverend Harold O. Fields is the pastor of the Unity Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been the pastor for 13 years. Under his leadership the church has had many major physical renovations and upgrades. Reverend Fields has strengthened Unity’s relationship in the community. Unity Baptist Church has outreach ministries with First Southern Baptist Church of Rose Park, the Rescue Mission and Rescue Haven of Utah, and the Rose Park Community.
Reverend Fields is a past President of the Intermountain Convention (IGBC). He has held many positions in the IGBC and is currently the President of the Congress of Christian Education. He is a staff member of the National Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education. He is also the past president of the Minister Alliance of Utah, a group of non-denominational ministers.
Reverend Fields is a past moderator of the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Southern Baptist Convention, and was part of the 2002 Olympus “Reach for the Gold”, a Southern Baptist outreach ministry to the Salt Lake Olympics. He participated with the Southern Baptist Association of Tennessee Mission Weekend.
Reverend Fields is retired from the City of Salt Lake as a Parking Enforcement Office. He is a member of the local union and the Community Action Team, Mayors Board of Ethics and Religious Divide, BAC, and NAACP.
Reverend Fields is married to Barbara Fields and is the father of Ozsie, Barbara, Martin, and grandfather to Naomi Ollie.