Doug Fields has been a speaker and leader for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Vanguard University, and has received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served at South Coast Community Church (now Mariners Church), in Newport Beach, CA for 11 years before he moved to be the youth and teaching pastor at Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA), where he was on staff for 19 years.
Since 2011 Doug has been the executive director at HomeWord’s Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. In addition to his youth work, he also writes and speaks on Marriage, Family & Parenting.
He the author and co-author of more than 60 books including: Speaking to Teenagers, Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry, Refuel, 7 Ways To Be Her Hero, and the award winning Purpose Driven Youth Ministry which is in 20+ different languages and used as a textbook all over the world.
Doug would say his greatest accomplishment is marrying "way out of his league" to Cathy, his wife of 29 years, and having three children; Torie, Cody and Cassie. For more information about Doug Fields, visit www.dougfields.com and/or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Fields.