Pastor Johnnie Fields and First Lady Gwen Fields

In 1970 Johnnie Fields married the lovely Miss Gwendolyn Robinson. While his new bride was a Christian and attended services regularly, Johnnie was not yet a Believer. Two children were born of this union – Isaac Fields and Maricole (Fields) Taylor.

On Easter 1974 Johnnie accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized into the Christian faith. As is his personality, once Johnnie became involved, he put his entire being into it. On Easter 1975 he was ordained a minister by Bishop James B. Smith of St. Mary’s Grand Holy Tabernacle.

Then on Easter 1976 Bro. Johnnie Fields became Pastor Johnnie Fields. He then organized a small church, Crusaders for Christ Temple. This original fellowship was held in the Pastor’s home and included 5 people. As the Lord continued to bless the ministry, the congregation grew and moved into a church building. The church was renamed In Unity In Christ Temple. The Pastor received a calling to move north of the river, and the name was changed to Christ Temple North in preparation for the move.

In 1996 the Pastor’s vision was realized and a building was purchased in Kansas City North. It was thought that the new location would provide many years of growth. Within a matter of 3 years the congregation had outgrown the building. In 1999 the building was remodeled to provide an additional 80 seats. Within a few years, those seats were filled as well.

In October of 2005 Christ Temple North moved into its current facility at 5703 N. Flora in Gladstone, MO.

Pastor Fields and The First Lady are dedicated full time to the ministry at Christ Temple North. Pastor Fields is responsible for the education and ministry of the adult population and Sis. Gwen oversees the education and ministry of our youth.


To draw young adults and their families to Christ; to teach them regrading personal and spiritual growth, that they may have a better quality of life.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge my dependence on Your Holy Spirit in order to understand Your ways and Word. I ask You to reveal Your heart and will to me. Give me ears to hear, eyes to see and a heart to perceive and understand what the Spirit of God is saying. Let me not only hear, but may my life be transformed by the work of Your Spirit. I give You all the praise, glory, honor, and thanksgiving for what I am about to receive. Amen.


Gwen Fields

Sunday School Superintendent

Etta Potts

Administration Minister

Tony Deadrick


Isaac Fields

Music Minister

Wes & Ty Edwards


David (DJ) & Mylee Pittel


Trevor Nared


Steven Hitchye


Goethe & Kelly Laurent

Deacon & Deaconess

Maelynn Shelton

Sunday School Teacher

Larry Gabriel

Sunday School Teacher

Ty Edwards

Sunday School Teacher

John Downton

Head Usher


Bible Study 8:30 a.m.
Service 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study 12:00 p.m.


Christ Temple North
5703 N Flora Ave
Kansas City, MO 64118


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