Richard Blackaby

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President, Blackaby Ministries International

Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders.

Richard grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been married to Lisa for 35 years and has three kids: Mike married to Sarah. He has a Ph.D. in apologetics, has written two books, and is planting a church in Victoria, Canada; Daniel is married to Sarah. He has written seven books and has a Ph.D. in Christianity and Culture; and Carrie who works at BMI, has written a book, published many articles, and writes a travel blog (Maple and Maps). Richard also has four amazing grandsons, Emerson, Logan, Everett & Luca!

Richard earned a B.A. in history from the University of Saskatchewan. He has an M.Div and Ph.D. in church history from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.

Richard served as a senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, and then as the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta Canada for 13 years. He continues to serve as the seminary’s Chancellor.

Richard has written or co-authored thirty-five books, including: The Seasons of God: How the Shifting Patterns of Your Life Reveal His Purposes for YouThe Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of InfluenceUnlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the DivinePutting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing OnExperiencing God at HomeRebellious Parenting, Living Out of the Overflow: Serving Out of Your Intimacy with God, Spiritual Leadership Coaching: Connecting People with God’s Heart and Purposes, and Developing a Powerful Praying Church.

He has also co-authored many books with his father, Henry, including: Experiencing God: Revised EditionSpiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s AgendaExperiencing God: Day by DayHearing God’s VoiceCalled to Be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of JoshuaBeing Still With God: A 365 Daily DevotionalFresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual AwakeningGod in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business and Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church.

Brenn Borror