Rev. Floyd R. Blair, JD., MSE., PhD (candidate)
Rev. Blair, is a highly skilled and dynamic humanitarian with several years of progressive leadership in managing diverse health & human service, juvenile justice and faith based organizations. He has demonstrated personal commitment to the cause of improving the lives of individuals coupled with the determination to find creative ways to improve upon traditional structures. He is a motivational speaker, human rights activist, social entrepreneur and liberation theologian. Prior to law school, Rev. Blair served as a community organizer, educator, and human service provider in NYC with a specialization in drug addiction and HIV/AIDS counseling. He is passionate and committed to improving the lives of the least amongst us which most often are children and families living in poverty.
Rev. Blair is a founding Elder/ Charter Member of Safe Haven Ministries Inc./ United Church of Christ (Brooklyn, NY); Ordained Elder at Upper Room Baptist Church (Brooklyn, NY.); Served as Assistant to the NY Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Jurisdictional Bishop (William Bennett); He was Consecrated Bishop by the Late Great Bishop Milton B. Perry Founder of the World Wide Bible Deliverance Church (Atlanta, GA); He served as an Elder/Associate in Ministry at Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion (Baltimore, MD. / Bishop Dennis Proctor)
He served as Servant - Leader of two congregations while attending Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia: Vicar of the existing “traditional” congregation at Second English Lutheran Church and Mission Developer of a new synodical authorized ministry sponsored by the ELCA Evangelical Outreach and Congregational Mission (EOCM), Gateway Lutheran Multicultural Fellowship (Baltimore, MD). Rev. Blair is former President of the ELCA African Descent Lutheran Association of Delaware and Maryland and is a former Senior Advisor from the Office of the Secretary US Health & Human Services to President Bush White House National Faith and Community Initiative.
Rev. Blair’s theological motto, “God has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself and I humbly give thanks to God; I preach the Gospel, the good news, because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and God is just, and I’m not and at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and Holy God, and I’ll be judged on the basis of my own righteousness – or lack of it.” (an anonymous quote)