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 31 years and has three kids: Mike, 30, married to Sarah. He is the single adult minister at FBC Jonesboro in Atlanta and completing a Ph.D. in Apologetics; Daniel, 28, married to Sarah. He has written five books and is working on a Ph.D. in Christianity and Culture; and Carrie, 24, who works at BMI and is completing a Masters degree in theology. Richard also has three amazing 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.
Richard has written or co-authored over thirty books, including: 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; Putting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing On; Experiencing God at Home, and Customized Parenting in a Trending World.
He 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; Being Still With God: A 365 Daily Devotional; Fresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual Awakening; God in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business and Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church.