July 26th, 2020

Meet Sis Ramonda Fields

Ramonda Fields has been a member of Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church since 2005. She is former Richard Allen Young Adult Council (RAYAC) President as well as Young People’s Division Director. Currently she serves Baker Chapel as our Ready Set GO Center Coordinator, our internal hub for academic and college readiness support and resources. She is the district Advanced Academics Coordinator for Birdville Independent School District with a primary role of supporting advanced level coursework and college readiness with a focus in the following areas: Advanced Placement, SAT Suite of Assessments, ACT, Advanced Placement and the AVID College Readiness System in a national demonstration district. Before joining the Birdville ISD, Ms. Fields was a Director with the State and District Partnerships division within the Southwestern Region of the College Board. She supported nearby districts such as Arlington, Everman, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, and Mansfield in addition to the role of Arkansas State Lead, engaging with Commissioner Johnny Key and team in the Arkansas Department of Education as well as Superintendents across the state. 

She is featured in the College Board’s SAT School Day official video, one of North Texas’ early adopters. She has facilitated countless professional presentations and workshops, including the College Board’s official Counselor Workshop series at the University of Arkansas at - Fayetteville, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Ramonda’s career began in Fort Worth Independent School District where she was employed 14 years first serving as an Advanced Placement English Language & Composition and sophomore Pre-AP English instructor as well as an instructor and TELPAS rater and reviewer of English Learners at Amon Carter-Riverside High School. Ultimately she transitioned into the role of campus Academic Coordinator before becoming the district’s High School Advanced Academics Coordinator. A native Arkansan(Crossett), she is an exuberant alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in English Education and Masters in Education with an English concentration. She loves helping people, especially youth, and has a personal passion for providing awareness to college readiness and career options. 

Ramonda has been recognized as Fort Worth ISD Teacher of the Year and Purpose Driven Youth Empowerment (PYE) Outstanding Educator. Additionally, she has served on Everman ISD’s District of Innovation (DOI) committee as well as Birdville ISD’s Teaming for Excellence in Education (TEE) committee. She has been an Adjunct Instructor for both the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Tarrant County College-South Campus. She enjoys reading, music, dancing, loves archiving photos, enjoys organizing events, public speaking, decorating and is a movie buff. Ramonda is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ramonda Fields is the proud Mother of YPDer Triston Fields, a rising sophomore at Everman Joe Bean High School and an EHS starting basketball player. He also currently plays Power Forward for Arlington Rise. Triston is a basketball statistics expert and keen analyst of the game. He is exploring his college options.


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The concept of the sabbatical has its roots in the Hebrew bible. Every seven years, a sabbath (or rest) year was commanded to give the land a break from agricultural activity. In a similar way, our minds, like the soil, need rest to be able to continue to grow and provide. A sabbath (or Sabbatical in this case) is designed to be more than just a vacation, but a place of empowerment. When you come off of a Sabbatical, a renewed sense of vision or new vision is normally the result. You, God's church, your family and all should be better after a Sabbatical, because you are more connected with God. 


Of course Pastor Wilson did not create it, rather introduced the idea to Baker. Sabbaticals are typically reserved for Pastors, and clergy of the church. However, this was introduced two fold; One, to allow a ru-ah (Breath, spirit) to come into the ministries of Baker Chapel in ways not experienced previously. Second, to introduce this concept so that members can understand the importance of connecting with God and creating framework for an existing policy.


Since it is not a vacation, do not treat it as such. Find new ways to connect with God, and listen. Spend time sitting outside and looking at what God has created. Make space for God to talk to you. Not just to answer your prayer list, but speak to you about somethings that need improvement, adjustment and recalibration. Turn the TV off, and pick up the word of God more. Don't just listen to your favorite gospel songs, listen to others and connect with God in a new way. "Sing unto the Lord a new song..." (Psalm 96:1)


Simple answer, no. Possibly the better question to remit is "Does God agree with me not needing a Sabbatical?" Often times we hit the proverbial "play" button on our lives and as we are to be a God chaser, we actually desire God to chase us. Maybe you will find that the things that upset you, frustrated you, worried you and caused you great despair does not mean as much to God.

Happy Sabbatical week!  


Invite Someone TODAY

Just because we are virtual, does not mean you should not invite someone to church. In fact, it has never been easier!  You can invite in easy ways, 

1. Have your friends, family and co-workers to watch FB with you. Have them to comment to show you they are there. 

2. Share our worship experiences on your Facebook when we are live on FB. 

Help us continue to spread the word of Christ, but also allow our reach to go further to those who need to know Jesus! 

Which ever way you do it, please make sure you invite someone to worship...this week, next week and each week. 


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Its that time again...

We seek employment to buy things, take care of things and to live life. However, we serve in the church because God has called us to do so. Let us recall the scripture where Paul directs us "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." -Colossians 3:23

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020, you will be able to express your interest in beginning to serve or continue to serve as an officer at Baker Chapel.

There are two different forms.

1. One form is for those who are not an officer, but are seeking to answer the call.

2. One form is for those who are currently serving as an officer and indicating their call to serve next year.

The forms must be emailed to Pastor at [email protected] by Friday, July 31, 2020 by 5pm. 

Please contact Rev. Preston for the form. 


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If you have not already, please consider supporting Baker Chapel. There are a myriad of ways to give. If you wish to give the traditional methods, please contact the church office at 817-336-5326.


Delegates needed for 10th District

Hello, my Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I would like to announce that the Tenth Episcopal Lay Organization are at the timeframe of looking for Delegates for the Tenth District. The allotted time to submit names for delegates is rather short, July 29, 2020. Any persons who would like to be considered as a delegate are asked to submit your name to the Lay President by July 27, 2020 to allow time for logistics to be conducted prior to deadline.

We understand that next week is Baker Chapels’ designated sabbatical, so we respectfully ask that 10-15 minutes of thought be used for this church business.

Needed information for delegates are:

-First and Last name

-Contact number and/or contact email

If you have any questions about this election, please contact the Baker Chapel Lay President.

Respectfully and with Gods blessings,

Baker Chapel Lay President,

Corey Cammon

[email protected]


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