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.
Roland C. Warren is the CEO of Care Net, one of the largest networks of crisis pregnancy centers in North America. A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland spent eleven years as president of the National Fatherhood Initiative. His national media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Ebony, Christianity Today, and Essence. He is the author of Bad Dads of the Bible, and he and his wife have two adult sons.
Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version. He serves as the director of spiritual growth and leadership development for Native InterVarsity. He is also the founder of Rain Ministries and has previously served as a pastor and worship leader. He and his wife, Darlene, live in Arizona.
Jarvis J. Williams (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Redemptive Kingdom Diversity: A Biblical Theology of the People of God, Christ Redeemed ‘Us’ from the Curse of the Law: A Jewish Martyrological Reading of Galatians 3:13, and a commentary on Galatians in the New Covenant Commentary Series.
Jamaal E. Williams (DEdMin) serves as lead pastor of Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky, and as president of the Harbor Network. In addition, he regularly consults churches on leadership matters and issues related to building healthy multi-ethnic churches.
Harry Louis Williams II (MDiv, Palmer Theological Seminary) is an ordained minister and the author of several books, including No Easy Walk, Street Cred, and the best-selling urban fiction book, Straight Outta East Oakland. He serves the poor, addicted, homeless, and formerly incarcerated in Oakland, California. In 2015, Williams was awarded a proclamation from the Oakland City Council for his efforts to heal street level violence and aid victims of human trafficking in Oakland, California.
Dorena Williamson has a passion for all children to hear the message of God's diverse kingdom. She writes children's books that adults also enjoy and is the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull, and GraceFull. Prior to becoming an author, Dorena enjoyed a career as a social counselor, a worship leader, and a stylist. In 1995, Dorena and her husband, Chris, cofounded Strong Tower Bible Church in Franklin, Tennessee, a multicultural fellowship passionate about biblical justice and God's diverse kingdom.
Kenman L. Wong (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is professor of business ethics at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of Medicine and the Marketplace: The Moral Dimensions of Managed Care.
Randy Woodley (PhD, Asbury Seminary) is distinguished professor of faith and culture at Portland Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He and his wife co-sustain Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds in Yamhill, Oregon. Randy is an activist/scholar, distinguished teacher, and wisdom keeper whose expertise has been sought in national venues such as Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Christianity Today. Randy was raised near Detroit, Michigan, and is a Cherokee descendent recognized by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. His books includeLiving in Color, Becoming Rooted, Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview, Decolonizing Evangelicalism, and Shalom and the Community of Creation.
Alice Yafeh-Deigh (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) on the faculty of Azusa Pacific University in biblical and religious studies and practical theology.
George Yancey (PhD, University of Texas) is a professor at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, specializing in race/ethnicity and religion. He works to promote collaborative communication as a solution to racial unrest. His books include Compromising Scholarship, One Faith No Longer, Hostile Environment, Beyond Racial Gridlock, and Transcending Racial Barriers.
Daniel Yang is the director of the Church Multiplication Institute at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, a think tank for evangelism and church planting. He has pastored and helped plant churches in Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Toronto, and Chicago. He earned an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a BS in computer science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a PhD student in intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Jenny Yang is the senior vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief, where she has served immigrants, refugees, and asylees for over 15 years. She received her BA in International Relations and Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, and is the coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger along with Matthew Soerens and Leith Anderson.
Bryan Ye-Chung is an artist, designer, and entrepreneur. He is the cofounder and creative director of Alabaster Co., and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Forbes, the LA Times, Hypebeast, and Vox. He was named as one a Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022 in the Retail & Commerce category.
Allen Yeh (DPhil, Oxford University) is associate professor of intercultural studies and missiology at Biola University. A missiologist who specializes in Latin America and China, he has traveled to over sixty countries and every continent to study, do missions work, and experience the culture. He is the coauthor of Routes and Radishes: and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads and co-editor of Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things. A member of over twenty associations, Allen is a member of the executive planning committee for the Asian American Pacific Islander Faith Alliance and is founder and chairman of the World Christianity study group at the Evangelical Theological Society.
Jeanette Yep, an American-born Chinese, served as coordinator for Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents. She was an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship student leader at Mount Holyoke College. After graduation she spent a year studying Chinese language and culture in Taiwan. Recently she received an M.A. in communications from Northwestern University. Now in her twenty-first year on IV staff, she is a divisional director, based in Chicago. She is affectionately known by Urbana Student Mission Convention delegates as "Auntie Jeanette." She serves as a special director of staff training and development, working with student movements around the world.
Wang Yi is a leader of a Chinese house church. His views are not shared by all, but he is part of an important debate about freedom of religion in China. He is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for refusing to comply with PRC regulations regarding church registration.
Amos Yong (PhD, Boston University) is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author or editor of over two dozen books, including Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace, Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture (coedited with Estrelda Alexander), Science and the Spirit: A Pentecostal Engagement with the Sciences (coedited with James K. A. Smith), and The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology.
Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and pop culture expert. She is the author of ‘Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism’ and the co-editor of Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy. She is the host of The Disrupters Podcast and has appeared on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, BBC World, and Dr. Phil. She is a guest writer at CNN, Elle, Los Angeles Times, NBC, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair.
Princess Kasune Zulu, a native of Zambia, is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS advocate, educator, and activist. She has worked to educate those at the frontline of the virus and has been profiled in eading media across the world, including in Good Morning America, BBC World News, and ABC (Australia). She is the founder of Fountain of Life in Zambia, later known Eternity Fountain, and cofounder of African Extended Family System Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (AFESS-OVC).