Reverend Derrill A. Blue

Reverend Derrill Antonio Blue is a native of Broadway, NC. He graduated from Lee Senior High School in 2001. He received his undergraduate education in Business Management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and Organization Leadership from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. He obtained his Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Oklahoma City, OK. In January 2017, he began his doctoral studies at Boston University where he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Transformational Leadership.

Reverend Derrill A. Blue preached his trial sermon on June 9, 2002 and began his pastoral vocation at the age of 23. He has served the following A.M.E. Zion congregations:  Erwin Memorial in Erwin, North Carolina, Coleman Chapel in Batesville, Mississippi, New Beginnings in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sharon Chapel in Sharon, Mississippi. In June 2014, Reverend Derrill Blue was appointed pastor of the Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Reverend Derrill A. Blue has experience working in the banking industry, university assessment and accreditation. Reverend Derrill A. Blue is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Prior to coming to Memorial AME Zion Church, his most recent appointment as the former Senior Pastor, Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, Waterbury, CT and President/CEO, Mt. Olive Senior Center both in Waterbury, CT.

Reverend Derrill A. Blue is married to the former Paula D. Bryant. They have two children Makis A. Blue and Norie D. Blue.