Profile: Richard Blackaby

Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Jonesboro, 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 and business leaders.

He grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been married to Lisa since 1983 and has three adult children. He is also the proud grandfather to four grandsons.

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.

He has written or co-authored thirty-three books, including: Experiencing God at Home; The Seasons of God: How the Shifting Patterns of Your Life Reveal His Purposes for You; The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence; Unlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the Divine; and Putting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing On.

Richard has also co-authored many books with his father, Henry, including: Experiencing God: Revised Edition; Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda; Experiencing God: Day by Day; Hearing God’s Voice; Called to Be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of Joshua; Discovering God’s Daily Agenda;Fresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual Awakening; Developing a Powerful Praying Church;and God in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business.He also served as the managing editor/co-author of the Blackaby Study Bible.