Rev. Dr. Daryl G. Bloodsaw

NYTS Board Member, Class of 2016

Educational Background

  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, BA
  • NEW YORK THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, MDIV 
  • COLGATE ROCHESTER CROZER DIVINITY SCHOOL, DMIN
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, PHD (Matriculating)

Religious Affiliation

  • NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA
  • AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES, USA

SENIOR PASTOR

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WEST, ATHENS, GA

Dr. Bloodsaw is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Georgia in the Department of Religion where his research interests are trauma, post-colonial identity, and religious formation in the black church; he received the Doctor of Ministry in prophetic preaching and transformational leadership from CRCDS in Rochester, NY; he received a Master of Divinit from NYTS; and a Bachelor of Arts from the UGA.  

Dr. Bloodsaw currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church West in Athens, GA.  He was licensed and ordained by Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, USA.  While in New York he built a solid 20-year career in corporate America in advertising, mostly at the New York Times, before leaving to serve full-time as the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY. 

At First Baptist Church Dr. Bloodsaw’s leadership impacted the church and the community where several initiatives continue to shape the church for ministry in 21st Century.  His background includes the religious, corporate, civic, and academic arenas.  Deeply committed to strengthening and empowering the black church and the black family, his socially-conscious, hope-filled, and spirit-led teaching and preaching seeks to inspire “the least of these” to live up to and to live out God’s promise of a future with hope.  =

His greatest achievement is his family: wife, Brenda, and they have four children: Tabitha, Nia, Imani, and Daryl II.  

Rev. Dr. Daryl G. Bloodsaw
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