Mike Blackaby

Canvas Church, British Columbia
Lead Church Planter
Victoria British Columbia
Canvas Church
June 4

About My Family

Sarah and I have been married since 2013 and have two amazing boys, Everett and Luca. I grew up in Canada, and Sarah grew up in Atlanta, Ga. We met while I was on staff at First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Ga. We both come from families with ministry backgrounds and have each felt a clear call of God on our lives to ministry as part of that continued story. 

About My Church Plant

I served on staff at First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Ga., for almost eight years as their college and young adults minister before feeling God's call to plant a church in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Along the way, I have also had opportunities to speak as an itinerant preacher with Blackaby Ministries International (blackaby.net) and have authored two books with my brother.
In 2017 I began to sense God stirring my heart toward a new ministry. As I began to pray specifically about what He might want me to do next, the pieces began to fall into place for church planting. As a Canadian citizen, my heart has always been broken for the spiritual need in Canada. Slowly, God began to draw both my wife and me to the west coast of Canada to be involved in the amazing work He is doing there. We believe we are part of a much bigger story, and we are excited for the next chapter! 

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Support Mike Blackaby

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As we serve in the Oak Bay area of Victoria, we will come in contact with many who see no need for God in their lives. They are wealthy and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Pray that God would show them their deep spiritual need for a relationship with Him. Pray that God would miraculously provide for us to live in one of the most expensive parts of Canada. Pray that God would move on the University of Victoria campus, that we might see opportunities there for a strong ministry among students. Pray that God would raise up others who would feel His call join us in the ministry on Vancouver Island. Pray that we might see many churches planted all across Vancouver Island in the years to come.


Please email us at mike.blackaby@outlook.com to receive a prayer card from us. Also, email us to find out how you and/or your church can partner with us either by coming to help or giving financially to a project or a need.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: SRF2NC-Blackaby,Mike