BISHOP ALFRED D. BLUE JR.
Bishop Alfred D. Blue, Jr. is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Family Life International Ministries, and the President of Hope Strategies, Inc. He and his wife Veron, have been married for 29 years, and are the parents of two great sons, A.D. & Austin.
Over the past 24 years, the inter-denominational, impacting ministry of Family Life International Ministries has literally touched thousands of lives through radio, television, and outreach to the San Antonio community. Family Life has a long-standing reputation in the community for helping the poor & needy, while combating the many abuses and ills that plague our city.
Through the ministry of his local church, and the Hope Strategies Community Development Corporation, Bishop Blue has fostered successful partnerships with the Baptist Health Foundation, San Antonio Fighting Back, Bexar County Adult Probation, BEAT AIDS, and many other social service agencies.
Bishop Blue serves as chairman of the board for the BEAT-AIDS Coalition Trust, sits on the Board of Directors of Alternative Life Moving Strategies, Inc., of San Marcos, Texas, and serves as a Presbyter in Covenant Fellowship International. Marriage, family, and service to the community are the legacy he strives every day to leave for his children, his church, and his community.
PASTOR VERON BLUE
Veron is a passionate person. She is passionate about her relationship with “her Dad”. He is the source of her joy, her strength and her love. She is passionate about her family: her husband of 30 years, Bishop Alfred Blue; her sons, Alfred and Austin Blue – the three great loves of her life.
She is also passionate about the people community, as she has been involved with different community organizational programs, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS or drug education for youth. She is especially passionate about empowering girls, not only in the United States, but also South Africa, Bahamas, Nigeria and Trinidad. She is the Director of “Destined for Greatness”, a girls mentoring program she has overseen for the past 15 years.
She is passionate about the prophetic and the gifts of the spirit. She enjoys her calling – to teach, train and equip the body of Christ to know and speak the mind of God. She is the host of “Prophesy, San Antonio”, a quarterly gathering designed to teach all believers how to activate the gifts of the Spirit. She is passionate about Naturopathy (alternative medicine) as she pursues a Doctorate Degree in Naturopathy.
Veron’s passion is contagious…whether she is talking about “her Dad”, her family, her community, naturopathy or the prophetic, you will connect with her heart.
PASTOR AUSTIN BLUE
Austin Blue is currently the Associate Pastor of Family Life International Ministries in San Antonio, Texas under the leadership of Bishop Alfred David Blue Jr. and Pastor Veron Blue. Pastor Austin has worked with youth and young adults since his early teen years and also has been very active in his San Antonio community. He has worked with Organizations such as San Antonio Fighting, Parks and Recreations and national non-profits such as AmeriCorps. Austin has devoted his life to serving his city by growing relationships with rising leaders. He is currently finishing his undergraduate Business Administration degree and plans to further his education with a MBA and also Masters Of Divinity.