Dr. Norman C. Blackaby serves as vice president of Blackaby Ministries International, where his responsibilities include preaching, leading conferences, and directing the online training center. Prior to joining Blackaby Ministries, Norman served in Texas as a senior pastor and teaching fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Backgrounds and has taught for two Southern Baptist seminaries in the fields of Backgrounds and Spiritual Development. Norman and his father coauthored Called and Accountable: Discovering Your Place in God’s Eternal Purpose, and Experiencing Prayer with Jesus, the official 2006 National Day of Prayer Book. He currently resides in Cochrane , Alberta , with his wife, Dana, and their three children, Emily, Douglas, and Anne.