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Mel Blackaby's Bio:
Dr. Melvin Blackaby, son of one of the most influential figures in todayís Christian church, Dr. Henry Blackaby, seems to be following in his fatherís footsteps with an impassioned heart toward ministry and the pastorate.

A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, Blackaby earned his MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has been active in the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists, and has served as a senior pastor for three churches, one in Texas and two in Canada.

An adjunct professor of theology at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Blackaby is currently senior pastor of Bow Valley Baptist Church in Cochrane, Alberta, which has been actively involved in community efforts. Highly sought after for conventions and events worldwide, he travels extensively as a conference speaker.

A former university physical education major, Blackaby actively enjoys sports such as hockey, softball, and horse riding in the Rocky Mountains. He makes his home in Cochrane, Alberta, with his wife, Gina, and their three children.

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