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.
Tom Lin is the president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He previously served as vice president and director of missions and the director of the Urbana Student Mission Conference. He also spent several years in Mongolia pioneering campus student ministry with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. A second-generation Taiwanese American, Lin is the author of Pursuing God's Call and Losing Face & Finding Grace.
Ben Lowe is a dedicated activist and organizer who serves on the leadership boards of numerous nonprofit organizations dedicated to environmental issues including Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, which he cofounded. The author of Green Revolution, he was raised as a missionary kid in Southeast Asia and now lives as part of an intentional community in a refugee and immigrant neighborhood outside Chicago, Illinois, where he ran for US Congress in 2010.
Manuel Luz is the creative arts pastor of Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California, and has been an active advocate for worship and the arts for more than twenty-five years. He is also the author of Imagine That, a working musician and songwriter, and the co-inventer of the musical instrument the WalkaBout.
Juan Francisco Martínez (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) has served as vice president for diversity and international ministries, director of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community, and professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. His recent books include The Story of Latino Protestants in the United States.
Maynard-Reid, ThD, is professor of biblical studies and missiology and assistant to the president for diversity at Walla Walla College in College Place, Washington. Jamaican born, he has lived in Puerto Rico and various other parts of the United States as well as Mexico. He is a contributor to the Complete Library of Christian Worship and the Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments.
Esau McCaulley (PhD, St. Andrews) is assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is the author of Reading While Black, Sharing in the Son's Inheritance, and numerous articles in outlets such as Christianity Today, The Witness, and The Washington Post.
Skip McDonald is a regional resource specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, sourcing mental health, spiritual formation, manuscript Bible studies, and Nurses Christian Fellowship. With degrees in both nursing and theology, she has also worked as a registered nurse, is involved in women's ministry, and is the founder and CEO of Freedomsize Worship Fitness.
Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, an author, and a trailblazer with over thirty years of experience in the ministry of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. She was featured as one of the fifty most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012 and is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies program. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is on the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle.
MelindaJoy Mingo is an ordained minister, professor, cultural capacity expert, and entrepreneur based in Colorado Springs. She is the founder of Je-Nai International Ministry and Significant Life Change, Inc., and has developed multicultural initiatives both at home and abroad. She holds a PhD in global leadership and an honorary doctorate in urban transformative leadership and has been widely recognized for her teaching and training in crosscultural competency.
L. Michael Morales is professor of biblical studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taylors, South Carolina. Previously he was provost and professor of Old Testament at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He is the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus.
Monique Misenga Ngoie Mukuna is a lay leader in the Presbyterian Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has served as a leader of women's ministries in her denomination and in national and international ecumenical bodies. She founded and leads a nonprofit organization that addresses systemic poverty and violence against women.
Célestin Musekura (Ph.D., theological studies, Dallas Theological Seminary) is president and founder of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries. He served as the Africa Regional Director for MAP International, the Director for MAP-Reconciliation Ministries, and the Associate Director for SIM-Urban Ministries Support Group. He co-founded the Sudan Evangelical Alliance and has served as an adjunct porfessor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and Criswell College.
Trillia Newbell is director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. A frequent conference speaker, her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Desiring God, the Gospel Coalition, and more. Her books include Enjoy, Fear and Faith, United, and God's Very Good Idea. She and her family live near Nashville.
Kirsten Sonkyo Oh (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) on the faculty of Azusa Pacific University in biblical and religious studies and practical theology.
Manuel Ortiz (1938–2017) was professor of ministry and urban mission and director of the urban program at Westminster Theological Seminary. His books include The Hispanic Challenge, One New People, and Urban Ministry (coauthored with Harvie Conn). For fourteen years Ortiz ministered to Hispanics in Chicago, founding five urban congregations, two elementary schools, and an extension school for theological education. He was also the founder and senior pastor of Spirit and Truth Fellowship (Christian Reformed Church), a multiethnic congregation in Philadelphia, and the codirector of the CRC Philadelphia Initiative for Church Planting.
Rebecca Osaigbovo is founder and director of Chosen Vessels Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit outreach organization that focuses on leadership training, prison ministry, and challenging and inspiring women to be agents of change in their families, workplaces, and communities. She also speaks at churches and conferences on prayer, spiritual growth, women in ministry, and overcoming adversity. She lives in Michigan.
Glenn Packiam (Doctor of Theology and Ministry, Durham) is the lead pastor at Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa, California. He previously served as associate senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the songwriter of more than fifty worship songs, including "Your Name" and "Mystery of Faith," and the author of several books, including Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus and Discover the Mystery of Faith: How Worship Shapes Believing. He is also a visiting fellow at St. John's College at Durham University and an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary.
Osvaldo Padilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of The Acts of the Apostles, The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts, and he has written articles and reviews for Themelios, Bulletin for Biblical Research, New Testament Studies, and Ex Auditu. Previously, he taught New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as pastor of Jesus el Buen Pastor, a Hispanic congregation in the Chicago area. He is married to Kristen, and they have one son.
Sean Palmer is the teaching pastor at Ecclesia Houston, a speaker, and an executive coach. He is the author of Unarmed Empire and a contributing writer to The Voice Bible. Sean is vice-chair of the Missio Alliance board. He and his wife, Rochelle, live in Houston, Texas, with their two daughters.
Listen to him speak with Suzanne Stabile on The Enneagram Journey podcast.
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William Pannell is professor emeritus of preaching at Fuller Seminary, where he taught from 1974 until his retirement in 2014. Fuller recognized his service to the school and the whole church with the January 2015 renaming and dedication of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies.
Dr. Pannell previously served in leadership roles with Youth for Christ and Tom Skinner Associates. His books include My Friend, the Enemy and Evangelism from the Bottom Up. He and his wife, Hazel, live near Pasadena.
Barbara L. Peacock (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a spiritual director, author, teacher, and preacher. She is the founder of Barbara L. Peacock Ministries, a ministry committed to developing disciples through prayer, spiritual direction, soul care, mentoring, and teaching.
Adrian Pei is an organizational development consultant and leadership trainer who has worked in two of the largest corporate and ministry organizations in the world. He specializes in speaking and writing about crosscultural dynamics and ethnicity-related topics, and his books include What Really Matters in Leadership? and Facing the Demands of Leadership. Pei served as associate national director of leadership development of Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru. He and his family live in southern California.
Jennie Poh fell in love with the countryside at a very young age, developing a deep connection to nature and conservation. As an illustrator, she still loves to connect with nature—namely through making her own paintbrushes and textures with leaves, bark, flowers, and anything else she may find while walking outside. She also enjoys using watercolor and inks, which make wonderful splatters and splodges on the page. Jennie lives with her two daughters and a mischievous marmalade cat.
Noemi Vega Quiñones leads as the South Texas area ministry director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She moved with her family from Mexico to the United States when she was five and grew up in the central coast of California. She has been an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary and has written for The Well and The High Calling.