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Dr. Robert Fieldhouse at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine, Florida
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Welcome! My name is Robert Fieldhouse and I love Christ Jesus! I am married and have 3 wonderful daughters and a terrific son. For safeties sake I won’t list their individual ages, however, they range from 51 to 28. Oh! We also have 2 dogs, 7 cats, and 8 birds. We live in the oldest permanent Spanish settlement in what is now the United States. Contrary to what you might have been taught in the past, the United States actually began here in Saint Augustine, Florida. As a matter of documented fact, the original landing and settlement occurred about 4 blocks from our house!

I have earned 3 college degrees including a Doctor of Organizational Management and Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology. I am currently pursuing a Diploma of Divinity and a Bachelor of Ministry Degree. All that is just another way to say I came to realize there is no better way to understand organizational management and leadership than to become a faithful disciple of the true Master of organizational management and leadership, Christ Jesus.

I grew up in an upper-middle-class home and I am the youngest of 3 children. I married my high school sweetheart when I was 16 years old. Unfortunately, I made several bad decisions and it cost me my marriage. Fortunately, she and I have, and have had a wonderful friendship for decades!
I love coffee lattes, reading, music, gardening, and the beach. My wife is my best friend and somehow accepts me for who I am – faults and all! I almost forgot to mention I am a Disney fanatic.

My life verse is Matthew 22:37-40, 37 “...You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

I am blessed and feel humbled you would allow me to speak into your life here on this website. I am praying for you — and remember God loves you! Your burden can never be too great to place you outside of God’s grace.
A Closer Look
I am an ordained non-denominational itinerant city missionary Pastor and founder of Disciples Path Ministry. Though being a physically and psychologically disabled senior citizen, our God has blessed me with my passion for ministry.
I was born in Miami, Florida, in the United States of America. My family life, as a child, was pretty average for an upper-middle-class family of 5. I am the youngest of 3 siblings. My biological father had the money, time, connections, and the desire to enjoy, as well as share the material benefits of the secular realm. My mother experienced it all as well, plus strong convictions of our heavenly Father which she kept silent, for the most part, from my father. We were all very active in our church as most of our neighborhood was. Well… maybe not so much my father. From him, I learned skepticism and the mixed blessing of questioning and having reservations before committing. From my mother, I learned faith and the love of God. As a child, I frequently played piano in my mother’s Sunday school classes, and on occasion played our church organ. My brother, sister, and I were all active in our church youth groups. I recall having and expressing the desire to become a minister early on.
A little beyond a decade later it appeared the world was being shaken up and all that I knew and depended on was eroding. Years of walking around with a psychedelic gleam in my eyes searching for “truth” proved futile. The Vietnam war was in full swing and my brother was there. He was hurt and my outlook on life changed. I joined the United States Marine Corps having full faith in my government and its leaders. This is also when I first began college. Upon entering the Marine Corps, I was outfitted with what I needed and to my surprise, I was given a small pocket Bible! I began Sunday worship service (again). The point was made to me that there are no atheists in a foxhole! Unfortunately, I began to backslide again. During my second enlistment, I made some poor decisions, got hurt and was ultimately honorably discharged from the Marine Corps because of the injury. I continued to make poor choices and half-heartedly tried to find my way back to Christ Jesus.
For decades I was lost. Instead of talking to myself, I just kept listening to myself. Being disabled I came to believe the lies my mind kept telling me. However, one day I decided to finish college. Praise God for my disability! He made it possible to finish a Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate in un-interrupted succession! Next, He led me to the Christian Leaders Institute. I have earned several certificates of completion, was ordained, was asked to mentor students while on their way to becoming an ordained Minister, and I continue on my path to a Diploma of Divinity and a Bachelor of Ministry Degree. After over a decade of leading free Bible studies, free Scripture Reflection studies, free mentorships, free public speaking, volunteer hospital ministry, volunteer first responder Chaplin, and free workshops, I decided to focus on disability ministry.
DPM, by concious choice, has always been funded by me. My ministry takes me to different cities and occasionally different states so I am grateful for those that support my ministry through deeply appreciated donations on the website.

I believe God has brought me to this point in my life and ministry to focus on other clergy members and Believers who suffer with disabilities. This website is under construction and is updated regularly, so please bear with me. Though the focus will be on other clergy members, DPM ministry invites the laity as well. The new ministry will include a “private” Facebook presence in order to supply hope, support from others “in the trenches”, fellowship, prayers, and targeted resources as well.
 
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