The Father's House Christian Fellowship
Dr. Barry J. and Karen Fields
Dr. Rodney S. Sr. and Heloise Ridley
Barry and Karen Fields are the Senior founding Pastors of The Father’s House Christian Fellowship. They have served as itinerate evangelistic music ministers, youth pastors, and pastoral advisors. Barry has also served as a Senior Worship Leader. They both have served in many other areas of ministry for over 25 years. Upon being radically impacted and changed in the mid 90’s by the Holy Spirit during numerous visits to the revival at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, the vision to plant a church was birthed in their hearts. Carrying the vision for true atmospheric revival with signs, wonders and miracles following, The Father’s House was established in 1997. Upon the Lord’s leading, the church was relocated to Easton, Pennsylvania in December of 2001.
Both Barry and Karen are committed to see the lost saved and discipled, as well as to equip God’s people to find and use their gifts and talents to further the Kingdom of God. Their desire is to see people’s lives touched, impacted and changed by God’s Glory so that they in turn, they can touch, impact and change the lives of others with God’s Glory.
Barry received his Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Saint Thomas Christian College in October 2007.
Annette is from Newark, New Jersey. At a point in her life she became involved with hard drugs and the lifestyle that went with it. In the 1970’s Annette came to know Jesus through her Uncle, Ben Kinchlow, former co-host of the 700 Club. Annette was discipled under a ministry of Teen Challenge where she learned about explosive evangelism. She moved on to play a large role in her church, mobilizing them to evangelize the streets of Newark, seeing many souls saved.
In 1990, Annette served as the assistant Pastor at New Ark Covenant Ministries in Tallahassee, Florida where she learned how to care for God’s people. In 2001, she came to The Father’s House where she now serves as Associate Pastor and heads up the discipleship ministry. Annette teaches "Alpha", a course designed to introduce young believers and unbelievers to the person of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Rodney S. Ridley, Sr. is currently the Director of the Division of Engineering and Physics at Wilkes University, where he oversees the faculty and staff in Applied & Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Physics. The division is ABET accredited and grants both BS and MS degrees. He is also an Associate Professor of Engineering. Prior to joining Wilkes University he held the position of Director of Device and Process Development for Velox Semiconductor in Somerset NJ, Vice-President of Technology for Data Friendly Inc. in Philadelphia PA, Principal Engineer for Advanced Process Development at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland ME & Mountaintop PA.
Dr. Ridley holds 17 issued US Patents; he has authored and/or co-authored 10 articles of referred journals and over 25 conference articles. In addition he has been the key note speaker at leading industry events and conferences. He is a member of several university and industrial advisory boards, engineering society and conference committees.
Dr. Ridley holds a PhD in Engineering Science and Mechanics. He earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both of which were granted by the Pennsylvania State University. He also received a B.S. degree in Physics from Lincoln University.
Over the years Rodney has served in many areas of ministry including having founded “One Accord Ministries”, a Godly refuge to college students at State College, Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1996. Other areas include directing teen and young adult ministry, financial advising, children’s ministry, sports ministry, finance ministry, prayer ministry, trustee, etc…
Rodney is currently on the Board of Advisors for “His Fire Kids” youth ministry and serves as the church administrator and financial advisor for The Father’s House. He is also a financial advisor and board member for various other ministries.
Heloise (Lois) earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lincoln University (1989). She also earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Penn State University (1993).
Lois has been trained in Spiritual Counseling through Elijah House Ministries. She also is one of the founders of HisFireKids.com, an internet based children’s ministry. She has worked in children’s ministry at the Root Cellar, a Christian community cellar focused on immigrant children in need, Prophetic Destiny Ministries Visual Art Team, and Ray of Hope Ministry Public Relations.
Lois enjoys working with the children and youth in worship, dance, flagging, and skits to perform and train other to worship Jesus and is currently the Children’s Pastor of The Father’s House. She and her husband homeschool their 6 children.
Eric came to the knowledge of Jesus at an early age. Having grown up in the church, he learned how to live the lifestyle of a Christian however, it wasn’t until 1996 after his first visit to the renewal at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship that he found true love and intimacy with God the Father that radically changed the course of his life. As a result of this encounter, a vision for worship ministry was birthed in his heart. In the years following Eric went on to serve in the areas of worship leading, prayer ministry team, and youth pastoring.
Recently, the Lord has instructed Eric to write his first book which will impart revelation that will bring people into the fullness of God’s kingdom on the earth today. The book will equip the reader to live in complete victory in all areas of life through Jesus Christ, to become a people that can do absolutely anything through Christ who strengthens them (both naturally and supernaturally), and to have perfect relationship with God the way He originally ordained mankind to have with Him.
Eric currently serves as an Elder and also leads worship at The Father’s House.
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