Empower conference to feature Blackaby

Henry T. Blackaby, author of numerous books including the popular “Experiencing God” study, will be among the speakers at the emPOWER Conference, sponsored by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Feb. 9-10 at the Arlington Convention Center.

Blackaby will be among other well-known Christian leaders at the conference?formerly known as the State Evangelism Conference?such as Zig Ziglar, Jack Graham and Larnelle Harris.

Formerly the director of prayer and spiritual awakening at the North American Mission Board of Southern Baptists, Blackaby is president of Henry Blackaby Ministries in suburban Atlanta, an organization he founded in 2001.

The Canada native has served churches in California and Canada. He was president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference from 1977 to 1978. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in more than 80 countries.

Blackaby is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and earned a doctorate at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

In 1970, Blackaby became pastor of a tiny church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Faith Baptist Church, which grew to many times its original membership and helped found 38 new churches and became a center for pastoral training.

Blackaby later served at the North American Mission Board and also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. Although he is now officially retired, Blackaby continues to consult numerous evangelical leaders.

He has written many spiritually influential books, most notably “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God,” which has sold 4 million copies and has been translated into 50-plus languages. His “Experiencing God Day by Day” devotional won a Gold Medallion Award from the Christian Booksellers Association.

For more information on the emPOWER Conference, call the SBTC office at 972-953-0878 or toll free at 877-953-7282.

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