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Dr. Richard Blackaby
Dr. Richard Blackaby

Dr. Richard Blackaby has served as the president of Blackaby Ministries International since July 2006. Richard is the oldest child of Henry and Marilynn Blackaby. He has been married to Lisa since 1983. They have three children: Mike just graduated from Southeastern Baptist Seminary and now serves in a church in Georgia, Daniel just graduated from North Greenville University, married, and now attends Golden Gate Seminary, and Carrie is a university student. Richard and Lisa reside in Greenville, South Carolina.

Richard earned a Bachelors degree in history from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was awarded a Doctor of Divinity by Dallas Baptist University. Richard served as senior pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba and then as president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta for thirteen years.

Richard has co-authored several books with his father Henry including: Experiencing God: Revised Edition, Fresh Encounter: Revised Edition, When God Speaks, Experiencing God Day by Day, The Experience, Spiritual Leadership, Experiencing God: Collegiate Edition, Hearing Godís Voice, Called to Be Godís Leader: Lessons from the Life of Joshua, Reality: 7 Truths from Experiencing God, God In the Marketplace and Discovering Godís Daily Agenda. Richard was the managing editor and contributing author of The Blackaby Study Bible. He also authored Putting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing On, Cross Seekers: Discipleship Covenant for a New Generation and Unlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the Divine.

Richard speaks internationally on the Christian life, spiritual leadership and revival.