Bishop Arinzor Blue was born January 28, 1972 to Elder Roland Blue and Mother Shirley Blue of Farmingdale, New Jersey. Pastor Blue’s early education in Roselle, New Jersey, his love of family, and strong community ties laid the foundation for God’s call on his life.
Accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of seven, Pastor Blue’s anointing came to fruition when he preached his first sermon when he was only twenty-one. Bishop Blue has been a member of Faith Temple No. 1 Original Free Will Baptist Church, East Orange, New Jersey, over 28 years, where he served under the fine tutelage of Bishop L.N. Forbes. A dedicated and faithful servant of Faith Temple #1, he also served in several positions such as Sunday School Teacher, Bible Class Teacher, Choir Member, Pastor’s Steward and President of the Ministers’ Ministry. He was ordained an Elder of the Middle Eastern District Original Free Will Baptist Conference of America in 1994. Bishop Blue currently serves as President of the Northern District Union and member of the Ordination Council of the Original Freewill Baptist Conference.
Mentored and guided by the Honorable Bishop L.N. Forbes, Bishop Blue became the Assistant Pastor of Faith Temple #1 in 2003. After years of faithful service, Bishop Forbes appointed him as Pastor of Faith Temple #1 on September 8, 2013. Pastor Blue was officially installed as Pastor of Faith Temple #1 and Faith Temple #1 and #2 Extension Church on December 7, 2013.
Under his leadership, Faith Temple #1 has experienced steady growth in its membership and has achieved many other noteworthy accomplishments. Bishop Blue has established a summer camp for the youth, implemented faith-based workshops and seminars, hosted annual community days in both New Jersey and North Carolina. He has also conducted street crusades and facilitated community outreach and social service ministries. He has implemented Narcotics Anonymous meetings for recovering addicts in the community. In addition, the church has completed several much-needed renovations, repairs, and improvements.
On May 30, 2015, he was appointed as Bishop-Elect by Bishop LaVaughn Hughes, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Middle Eastern District Original Free Will Baptist Church of America, and on October 31, 2016, he was installed as a Bishop in the Middle Eastern District Original Free Will Baptist Church of America.
Pastor Blue is married to the Loria Blue. They are the proud parents of two sets of twins, Elijah and Isaiah, Micah and Micaiah, and a daughter, Moriah.