Raised as the only child of a single mother in upstate New York, Roy Fields was surrounded by ministry and music throughout his formative years. His first practical musical experience came when he was in a good old fashioned house meeting. There were five guitarists leading worship and the presence of the Lord was very strong. As an 11 year old boy, Roy felt the Lord call him into the ministry at that moment, and he knew this is what he would do for the rest of his life.
From there he went on to play the acoustic guitar, drums, bass guitar, and piano. Nearly 2 decades later he is drawing on all those musical skills and more as the founder of Run with Fire Ministries International and the president of Roy Fields Music, Inc.
"I always had a desire to lead people in worship," Roy says, "I love it when people get caught up in worship. There are times when we are worshipping that I sense his approval-and that's what it's about- doing what is pleasing to the Lord. It's during these intimate times with the Lord that people's lives are being transformed."
Looking back on his early days as a budding musician and worship leader, Fields is still surprised by the orchestrating hand that God carefully prepared him for his current position. "I had no idea how far and where the Lord would take me in this journey, especially knowing some of the difficulties that I had encountered. But, I realize that there is no limit with God. Not knowing is actually becoming a comfort to me because I know it allows God to be the ultimate director."
Roy began leading worship at age 14 and had a couple of bands that he had formed. One was called Revelation and the other was called Selah. The band scene never really worked out for Roy as his heart was really worship, not performance.
At 21, Fields was making frequent trips to the Brownsville Revival. It was there that Roy was very taken in by the passion that other leaders had for the Lord in his worship. It really changed everything about the way Roy worshipped.
Within 2 months of moving from upstate New York to Florida, Roy met his wife Melanie. He went on to lead worship in a local church located in Niceville and from there, Fields and his wife stepped out into fulltime ministry in the summer of 2005. They moved out of their house and gave everything away because they knew that God had called them. After travelling for close to four years down the east coast of America from Maine to Florida, Roy found himself in Lakeland, Florida in the summer of 2008 ministering to a global audience of over 100 million viewers by way of the Internet and television as well as over one hundred thousand people attending those meetings.
Roy and his wife along with his two children spend much of their time travelling on the road today, both across the US and beyond, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship.