Lisa Fields, one of the world’s most sought-after female apologist, combines her passion for biblical literacy with her heart for sharing God’s love to all those she meets. During college at the University of North Florida, she took a New Testament course that shifted the trajectory of her life. As a pastor’s kid, she was familiar with church, the Christian faith, and the importance of reading the Bible. She was also planning a career as a stockbroker in New York City. On the first day of her New Testament class, the professor declared, “I’m going to change everything you thought you knew about Jesus.” Throughout the course, her professor focused on biblical contradictions and textual criticism. In every sense of the matter, Lisa’s faith was challenged – she was forced to rethink what she believed and decide if she would keep believing or abandon her faith.
After college, she continued to wrestle with biblical concepts and her faith while working in the financial services industry. Each day she wrestled with God’s call on her life to further her education to better defend the faith. She pursued her Master of Divinity from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her time in seminary propelled her into her calling as an apologist.
During her last year of seminary, her passion to teach others how to defend their faith was clear. It was then that the Jude 3 Project was birthed. As Founder and President, Lisa’s primary mission for the Jude 3 Project is to help the Black Christian community know what they believe and why they believe.
In August 2018, the Jude 3 Project hosted its first annual Courageous Conversations in Chicago, Illinois. This first-of-its-kind, national event brought together 24 prominent black scholars and pastors from different theological backgrounds to discuss justice, authority of the scripture, sexuality, and gospel preaching. This historic event was held at Progressive Baptist Church and was aired on the Impact Network.
Lisa speaks regularly at evangelism, apologetic, and biblical literacy events at various universities and churches across the country. She has been described as a dynamic, relatable teacher - she is able to break down hard-to-understand theological concepts in a way that teaches and equips her audience to defend their faith in their everyday lives.
Lisa has received several honors, including been recognized in Christianity Today for her work as an apologist in the African American community. In addition to her work in ministry, Lisa co- hosts a secular podcast for young professionals called Brunch Culture.
She is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Religious Studies, and Liberty University with a Master of Divinity with a focus in Theology.