IVP has demonstrated our commitment to amplifying voices of color since the very beginning of our history. We have intentionally published and pursued authors of color for decades on issues of justice, race, ethnic identity, and other topics that speak to the whole church.
Take a look below at authors of color who have published books with us in the past three years. You can also meet our Black authors, AAPI authors, Latino authors, and Indigenous authors. Browse IVP's new and recent releases to shop all books from our diverse authors, and hear from many of them on our Every Voice Now podcast.
Irwyn L. Ince Jr. serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission, a church-based training and research entity dedicated to equipping current and future Christian leaders for cross-cultural ministry. He is a graduate of City College of New York, Reformed Theological Seminary, and holds a DMin from Covenant Theological Seminary.
LaTonya Jackson is an artist and illustrator living in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she teaches art to elementary and middle school students. A classically trained artist, LaTonya transitioned to children's illustrations after becoming a mom and experiencing the joy of seeing things through her son's eyes.
Phil Jackson serves as Lead Pastor of The House Covenant Church and associate pastor of Lawndale Community Church. The House is one of Chicago's first all-youth and young adult hip-hop churches. With nearly two decades of urban youth ministry experience, Phil also trains and consults with youth leaders and youth pastors in urban communities across the country.
Drew Jackson is the founding pastor of Hope East Village in New York City. He is the author of the poetry collection God Speaks Through Wombs and writes poetry at the intersection of justice, peace, and contemplation, with a passion to contribute toward a more just and whole world. He and his wife have twin daughters and live in Lower Manhattan.
Greg Jao (JD, Northwestern University Law School) is a vice president and the director of campus engagement for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He is the author of Your Mind's Mission, the LifeGuide Bible study The Kingdom of God, and he is a contributor to Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents, a book on Asian American discipleship.
Writer and speaker Victoria L. Johnson has been involved in Christian education and women's ministry for more than two decades. She is currently working with several social service agencies in the African American community, including Sojournah Truth House, CareNet of Milwaukee, Bethany Christian Services, and New Horizon Center. Johnson's books include Sister's Guide to In-Depth Bible Study and Restoring Broken Vessels.
Joanne Jung is a professor in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She received an MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology, and earned her PhD in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2007. She and her husband Norm have been married for over 30 years and reside and attend church in Irvine, CA.
Krish Kandiah (PhD, Kings College London) is the founder and director of Home for Good, a UK charity finding homes for foster children and young refugees. An international speaker, he teaches regularly at Regent College and Portland Seminary, and is the author of several books, including Paradoxology and Home for Good. Krish is the vice president of Tearfund, a Christian relief and development agency. He lives with his wife, Miriam, and their seven birth, adopted, and foster children.
Joshua Choonmin Kang (ThM, Talbot School of Theology; MDiv, Azusa Pacific University) is founding pastor of New Life Vision Church in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. He is a speaker and has written books such as Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart. Kang is also the author of thirty books in Korean, including God's Grace That Turns the Life Around, with over 1.5 million copies in print.
Emmanuel Katongole (PhD, Catholic University of Louvain) is associate professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke Divinity School. He teaches on the face of Jesus in Africa, the Rwanda genocide, politics, violence and theology, and AIDS, and other social challenges. He is the author and editor of several books, including A Future for Africa and African Theology Today. Katongole and Chris Rice are founding codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.
Kathy Khang is a speaker, journalist, and activist. She has worked in campus ministry for more than twenty years, with expertise in issues of gender, ethnicity, justice, and leadership development. She is a columnist for Sojourners magazine, a writer for Faith and Leadership, a coauthor of More Than Serving Tea, and the author of Raise Your Voice.
S. Balajiedlang Khyllep (ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the associate director of WMI at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and regularly preaches and leads mission workshops in Pittsburgh-area churches and beyond. He belongs to the Khasi people and grew up in northeast India.
Mitchell Kim (PhD, Wheaton College) is senior pastor of Wellspring Alliance Church in the Chicago suburbs. He is the coauthor of God Dwells Among Us. In 2010, he participated in the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, and he has also taught in the graduate school at Wheaton College. Kim is Korean by birth, born in California, grew up in Japan, and lives in Illinois with his wife and three daughters.
Jay Y. Kim serves as the lead pastor at WestGate Church in the Silicon Valley and on the leadership team of the ReGeneration Project. His writing has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Missio Alliance, and Relevant Magazine. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.
Matthew D. Kim (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of practical theology and holder of the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn chair of pastoral leadership at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. He is the award-winning author of Preaching to People in Pain, Preaching with Cultural Intelligence, and 7 Lessons for New Pastors.
Insoo Kim serves as the pastor of ministry strategies at Vineyard Columbus. He is also the director of the Church Planting Residency Program, which exists to launch new church plants from Vineyard Columbus. Insoo is also a regular preacher at weekend services. He previously served as an assistant pastor at a Vineyard church in Chicago. Insoo received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim (PhD, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto) is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is author or editor of twenty one books, including Embracing the Other, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, and Intercultural Ministry. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and host of Madang podcast with Christian Century.
Helen Lee (MBA, Babson College, MA, Wheaton College) is the director of product innovation at IVP. She is the coauthor of The Race-Wise Family with Dr. Michelle Reyes, author of The Missional Mom, and a contributor and coeditor of Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches. She has written extensively for publications such as Christianity Today, Sojourners, Jesus Creed, Christ and Pop Culture, and Leadership Journal, and she is cofounder of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.
Hak Joon Lee (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Lewis B. Smedes professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary where he teaches in both master and doctoral levels and serves as chair of the department. He is copresident of G2G-KODIA Christian Education Center, a research institute on Asian American Christianity and culture. Through the center, he has published several contextually grounded curricula for Korean North American youth and their parents. He previously taught at New Brunswick Theological Seminary for thirteen years.
Gregory W. Lee (PhD, Duke University) is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College. His academic interests focus on the appropriation of early Christian writers for contemporary theological reflection. His forthcoming book, "Today When You Hear His Voice": Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God, explores the dynamics of scriptural authority in Augustine, Calvin, and the epistle to the Hebrews. His next major project will focus on Augustine's understanding of ecclesial sin and its implications for church division and the church-world relationship. He and his wife live in the North Lawndale area of Chicago, where they attend Lawndale Christian Community Church.
Daniel D. Lee (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the academic dean of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also teaches and researches in the area of theology and Asian American studies. He is the author of Double Particularity: Karl Barth, Contextuality, and the Asian American Theology. He lives in Temple City, California with his wife, Judy, and their three daughters.
Charles Lee-Johnson, DMin, MSW, is one of the founders and chair of the Social Work Department at California Baptist University and the CEO of National Family Life and Education Center.
David P. Leong (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of missiology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, where he also serves as the director of the Global and Urban Ministry minor. He previously served in churches in urban Seattle through ministries focused on community groups and neighborhood involvement. As a scholar and practitioner, Leong examines the theological meaning of the city in an increasingly globalized and urbanized world. He is the author of Street Signs: Toward a Missional Theology of Urban Cultural Engagement, and he lives in Seattle's Rainier Valley with his wife and two sons.
Terence Lester is a minister, speaker, community activist, author, and founder of Love Beyond Walls, a not-for-profit organization focused on poverty awareness and community mobilization. His campaigns on behalf of the poor, including #LoveSinksIn, have been featured in USA Today, Black Enterprise Essence, and Reader's Digest. They have been viewed by millions of people globally on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS News, NBC, Upworthy, and "The Bright Side" with Katie Couric. His books include When We Stand, I See You, Getting Past Stuck, Simple Prayers for Hurting People, and Identity Theft.
Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. She is the founder and international director of Freely In Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending sexual violence through their rewritten stories. Nikole graduated with a degree in film production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.