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.
Femi B. Adeleye (MTh, University of Edinburgh) is a Christian minister and ordained priest in the Anglican communion. He is associate general secretary for partnership and collaboration for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). Adeleye has also been a featured speaker at the Urbana Student Missions Conference and spoke at the Cape Town 2010 Lausanne Congress. He is the author of Preachers of a Different Gospel.
Jared E. Alcántara (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of preaching at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey. Prior to Truett, he served as an adjunct instructor at Gordon-Conwell's Hispanic Ministries Program in New York City, as a doctoral teaching fellow in homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, and as an associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Estrelda Alexander (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is a visiting professor of theology in the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and executive director of the William Seymour Educational Foundation.
Bishop Claude R. Alexander Jr. is senior pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He serves on the board of Christianity Today, Mission America Coalition, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Movement.org. He is the chair of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's board of trustees and a past president of the Hampton University Ministers Conference. He and his wife, Kimberly, have two daughters.
Emilio Alvarez (PhD, Fordham University) is the presiding bishop of the Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches, a communion that embraces the one holy, catholic, apostolic tradition. He is also associate provost for lifelong learning at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Peace Amadi is a psychology professor, speaker, children's book author, content creator, and host. She holds a BA in psychology from UCLA and a masters and doctorate in psychology from Azusa Pacific University. As a woman of faith, she uses her various platforms to bridge the gap between mental health and faith for the purposes of engaging a deeper healing journey. As a woman of Nigerian descent, she calls for reflection on how healing is affected by culture and family.
David A. Anderson (DPhil, DLitt) is the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church. He is the founder and president of Gracism Global and chancellor of Omega Graduate School. David's other books include Letters Across the Divide and Multicultural Ministry. He and his wife, Amber, have three children.
Uche Anizor (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and an instructor at Los Angeles Bible Training School. He is the author of Kings and Priests: Scripture's Theological Account of Its Readers. He is married to Melissa and they have three children.
Thabiti M. Anyabwile is senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Thabiti has a strong professional and educational background in community psychology, with special interest in the history and development of the African American church.
Fernando Arzola Jr. (PhD, Fordham University) is dean of the college and chief academic officer at the University of Saint Katherine in San Marcos, California. He previously served at Nyack College in New York City, and as founder and executive director of the Urban Family Empowerment Center in the Bronx. Arzola is author of several books covering the fields of religious education, liturgical studies, and youth ministry. He currently writes poetry.
Vincent E. Bacote (PhD, Drew University) is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (Baker) and a contributor to The Gospel in Black and White (IVP), The Dictionary for the Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker), and Best Christian Writing 2000 (HarperCollins). His work has also appeared in such publications as Re:generation Quarterly, Urban Mission, Christianity Today, and Journal for Christian Theological Research.
Justin Ariel Bailey (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology at Dordt University. He works at the intersection of theology, culture, and ministry, and his written work has appeared in the online journal In All Things as well as Christian Scholars Review and the International Journal of Public Theology. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, and he has served as a pastor in Filipino-American, Korean-American, and Caucasian-American settings.
Vince L. Bantu (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is assistant professor of church history and Black church studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and is the Ohene of the Meachum School of Haymanot.
Donna Barber is cofounder of The Voices Project, an organization that influences culture through training and promoting leaders of color. She is also the director of Champions Academy, an initiative of the Portland Leadership Foundation that provides culturally responsive leadership development for student athletes. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Leroy, and their children.
Leroy Barber has dedicated more than twenty-five years to eradicating poverty, restoring local neighborhoods, and healing racism. The author of Embrace, New Neighbor, and Everyday Missions, he is cofounder and director of the Voices Project and college pastor at Kilns College.
Alvin Bibbs is founder and director of the Obsidian Consulting Group and former executive director of multicultural church relations for the Willow Creek Association. From 1984 to 1992, Alvin was executive director of LaSalle Street Young Life. In this role he ministered to the youth and families in the Cabrini-Green housing development project in Chicago, where he grew up. He also served as chaplain to the Chicago Cubs for seven seasons.
Kevin Blue wants his life to matter, and he's figured out where to start. Living in the heart of Los Angeles, he leads college students through experiences in urban ministry and on international treks to serve the poorest parts of the world. Kevin is a director with Servant Partners, which eschews comfort and dwells among the outcast. He is an elder at the multiethnic Church of the Redeemer in south central Los Angeles, focusing on racial reconciliation, compassion and justice.
David E. Briones (PhD, Durham) is associate professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), author of Paul's Financial Policy, and coeditor of Paul and Seneca in Dialogue.
Jonathan Brooks ("Pastah J") is senior pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. A sought after speaker, writer, and artist, he has contributed to two books: Banned Questions for Christians by Christian Piatt and Making Neighborhoods Whole by John Perkins and Wayne Gordon.
Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, journalist, and event host. Brown has performed and spoken at events across the nation, such as The RightNow Conference, Creativity World Forum, the 2008 National Poetry Slam Competition, and has toured with Gungor. She and her husband, Matt "DJ Opdiggy" Owen travel and perform "God.Rhyme.Reason." a presentation of poetry, monologue and deejaying on doubt, faith and hope.
Keith Augustus Burton (PhD, Northwestern) is president of Life Heritage Ministries. He is also adjunct instructor of religion at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and coordinator for the Center for Adventist-Muslim Relations at Oakwood University, where he previously served as a professor of theology. His books include Rhetoric, Law and the Mystery of Salvation in Romans 7:1-6, The Compassion of the Christ, and Faith Factor.
Chris Butler is the senior leader of the Chicago Embassy Church Network and has been involved in several efforts to improve educational equity in Chicago. He serves as the founder and executive director of Parent Power Chicago as well as the founder of the Chicago Peace Campaign, which organizes churches and other faith-based institutions to build peacemaking networks in local communities. He and his wife, Aziza, are joyful parents of four children.
Eddie Byun is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and associate professor of Christian Ministry at Talbot School of Theology and Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has pastored in Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; and Los Gatos, California. Eddie is the author of Justice Awakening, Praying for Your Pastor, and Praying for Your Missionary, and he was also the executive producer of Save My Seoul, an award-winning documentary on sex trafficking in South Korea.
Margarita R. Cabellon is a coeditor of Multicultural Ministry Handbook, along with Dr. David A. Anderson. Previously, she was the executive director of BridgeLeader Network, where she coordinated training and speaking engagements on diversity issues with churches, businesses, and other large organizations. She also creates educational opportunities for her local community to learn more about racial reconciliation and other diversity issues.
The Reverend Glandion Carney was associate pastor of pastoral care at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham, Alabama, until his recent retirement from active ministry. He was involved in Renovaré for fifteen years in the capacity of spiritual director and board member. He was also chaplain of the Christian Legal Society for twelve years and has published works in periodicals such as Christianity Today in addition to numerous books. Glandion and his wife, Marion, live in Birmingham where he enjoys volunteering with the Parkinson's Foundation.