By Mark Ellis
Henry Blackaby, 78, author of the popular Bible study ‘Experiencing God,’ has been missing since Thursday afternoon, September 19th, his ministry reported.
Currently, police and members of his church are combing Atlanta for the respected Bible teacher. Police traced him to within six miles of his home, where his credit card was last used, according to Christianity Today.
Blackaby has been a type-two diabetic for several years. “He is without his meds and we fear disorientation and he’s just lost,” says Rick Fisher, vice-president of Blackaby Ministries International. “That would be a good scenario right now.”
Without proper medication, a spike in blood sugar can result in mental disorientation for type-two diabetics.
Blackaby is a member of First Baptist Church Jonesboro, located in south Atlanta. “Hundreds of members of the church have been driving throughout Atlanta all afternoon searching for him,” Fisher reported. “The authorities have been engaged since early Friday.”
Blackaby is a Southern Baptist pastor and leader of the North American Mission Board, best known for the ‘Experiencing God’ discipleship workbook, one of the bestselling Christian books of the 1990s. He and his wife live in Rex, Georgia.
They have five children involved in ministry. His son, Richard Blackaby, sent a Tweet on Friday morning, “Please pray. Henry Blackaby has been missing since 4 p.m. Thursday. He is in black Lincoln without his diabetic medicine in Atlanta area.”
Blackaby’s vehicle is a 2010 Lincoln MK2 black sedan with a Georgia license place, ATP 6956.