This is an excerpt of a Q&A published in Faithfully Magazine No. 3 (Spring 2018).
Lisa Fields is the founder and president of Jude 3 Project, an apologetics ministry that seeks to help Christians know what they believe and why they believe it. Jude 3 Project places a strong emphasis on questions and objections to the Christian faith in the Black community. Fields has a Bachelor of Science in religious studies and communications from the University of North Florida and a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in theology from Liberty University. Fields explains Jude 3 Project’s beginnings and her dreams for the ministry’s future.
You are a pastor’s daughter, but ministry was not originally part of your plan. Were you resistant to the idea of ministry at first?
Yes, very, very resistant. When I was an undergraduate, I told my dad that, if I ever dated somebody that said he was going into ministry, I would dump him immediately.
I started school as an investment finance major, and I wanted to become a stockbroker, move to New York and work on Wall Street. Life didn’t go like that, but that was my plan.