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Rev. Derrill Blue

Adjunct Professor

Senior Pastor, Memorial AME Zion Church, Rochester, NY & Presiding Elder of the Rochester-Syracuse District

Reverend Derrill Antonio Blue is a native of Broadway, NC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Gail Quick. He graduated from Lee Senior High School in 2001. He received his undergraduate education 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. He is in the final year of completing his doctoral studies at Boston University, pursuing his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Transformational Leadership.

Reverend Derrill A. Blue preached his trial sermon on June 9, 2002, and began his pastoral vocation at 23. He has served six congregations. On December 17, 2017, Reverend Derrill A. Blue was appointed pastor of the Memorial AME Zion Church in Rochester, New York. He was appointed the Presiding Elder of the Rochester-Syracuse District on July 15, 2018.

Reverend Derrill A. Blue has experience in the banking industry, university assessment, and accreditation. He serves as a Cultural Ambassador to the Yale Clinical Research Program at Yale University. He is an adjunct professor at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York.

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