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.
Makoto Fujimura is an internationally renowned artist, writer, and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of the International Arts Movement and served as a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009. His books include Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture and Silence and Beauty.
Oscar García-Johnson is associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies and assistant provost for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community at Fuller Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, he has also served as a regional minister with the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, and his books include Conversaciones Teológicas del Sur Global Americano, coedited;Theology Without Borders, coauthored with William Dyrness; and The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit.
Tracey Gee is a leadership coach with over twenty years of ministry experiences. She designs training courses and provides coaching for a wide variety of groups and individuals, and serves as a fellow for Fuller Seminary's Center for Missional and Spiritual Formation. She is the coeditor of More Than Serving Tea: Asian-American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership, and Faith.
Alex Gee believes that evangelism can be flavorful, soulful, and fun. His passion in life is helping others find their passion. His dynamic style communicates his love of God, motivating and encouraging others. He is the pastor of Fountain of Life Family Worship Center and president and founder of faith-based Nehemiah Community Development Corporation, both in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1994, he received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.
Abraham George is director of international church mobilization at International Justice Mission (IJM). He travels internationally preaching at churches, leading conferences, facilitating pastoral trainings, and connecting church leaders around the world to engage in the biblical work of justice. Before joining IJM, George was an Assemblies of God pastor and a theology lecturer in India.
Justin Giboney is cofounder of the AND Campaign, an attorney, and a political strategist in Atlanta. He has served as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and as the cochair of Obama for America's Gen44-Atlanta initiative.
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Edward Gilbreath is an award-winning editor, journalist, and author, who currently serves as the vice president of strategic partnerships at Christianity Today. He has served as the executive director of communications for the Evangelical Covenant Church, an editor of numerous magazines, the founding editor of Urban Ministries Inc.'s UrbanFaith.com, and an executive editor at InterVarsity Press. His books include Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity and Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Epic Challenge to the Church.
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland.
Wanjiru M. Gitau (PhD, Africa International University) is a research fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, pursuing a multi-year global research project commissioned by the John Templeton World Charity Foundation on contemporary religion. She is a Kenyan educated in Nairobi, Edinburgh, and the United States, with extensive global experience, including research projects from Korea to Kentucky. She formerly served on the staffs of Nairobi Chapel and Mavuno Church.
Justo L. González (PhD, Yale University) is an ordained United Methodist minister, a retired professor of historical theology and author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought and the two-volume The Story of Christianity. He previously taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Besides his continued research and publication, he spends most of his energy promoting the theological education of Latino and Latina leaders.
Marlena Graves (MDiv, Northeastern Seminary) is a writer and adjunct professor at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Way Up Is Down, Forty Days on Being a Nine, and A Beautiful Disaster.
Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, New Testament, University of Durham) is a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. Previously, he was a professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary, where he also oversaw the Master's thesis program, and advises doctoral students. He is the author of the book Worship That Makes Sense to Paul and Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond along with Bible commentaries and over a dozen academic articles in theological journals
Mekdes Haddis is the founder and executive coach of Just Missions, an online community that elevates diaspora voices and equips Western allies to become mutual partners for the work of the gospel. Originally from Ethiopia, she moved to the United States in 2003 and earned a BS in communications from Liberty University and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Columbia International University. She is also the project director of the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).
Darrell E. Hall is campus pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia, where he regularly preaches and teaches across five generations. He is an experienced preacher and public speaker who has given messages in venues from local Bible studies to a packed NBA arena. Hall has a DMin from Beeson Divinity School, where his doctoral research focused on generational intelligence and effective intergenerational communication. He and his wife, Eboni, have three children.
Lamar Hardwick (DMin, Liberty University), also known as "the autism pastor," is the lead pastor at Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia. He writes and speaks frequently on the topic of disability, especially autism, and he is the author of the best-selling book I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor.
Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, a poet, and an artist with a popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) and podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show. She is also the author of All Along You Were Blooming. Morgan has performed as a vocalist on several Grammy Award–nominated projects. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.
Antipas L. Harris is the president and dean of Jakes Divinity School and serves on the pastoral staff at The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas. He is an ordained minister, a theological educator, and a musician with degrees from LaGrange College, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Yale Divinity School, Boston University, and St. Thomas University. Before being appointed to his current role by Bishop T. D. Jakes, Harris founded the Urban Renewal Center in Norfolk, Virginia, where he led initiatives that addressed the intersections of faith, justice, and community development.
Krystal Hays, PhD, is the director of the Doctor of Social Work program and an assistant professor of social work at California Baptist University.
Michael Hidalgo is the lead pastor of Denver Community Church, which under his leadership has grown from forty people to over 2,000. With the ONE Campaign and Malaria No More, Michael has addressed thousands nationally. He is the author of Unlost: Being Found by the One We Are Looking For and writes regularly for Relevant Magazine. Michael, his wife, and three children live in Denver, Colorado.
Daniel White Hodge (PhD, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of intercultural communications at North Park University in Chicago, where he also chairs the department of communication arts and is research lead for the Catalyst 606__ program. He also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Hip Hop Studies. He is the author of Heaven Has a Ghetto, The Soul of Hip Hop, and Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration.
Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Christianity Today, and The Witness. She is also a contributing author for Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ and His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons.
Albert Y. Hsu (pronounced "shee") is associate editorial director at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship, church, ministry, and mission. He earned his PhD in educational studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Al is the author of Grieving a Suicide, Singles at the Crossroads, and The Suburban Christian. He has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today and served as senior warden on the vestry of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois.
The Reverend José Humphreys is a facilitator and pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church, a multiethnic and multicultural church in East Harlem, New York City. Humphreys is involved in shalom-making in New York City through facilitating conversation, contemplation, and action across social, economic, cultural, and theological boundaries.
Before retirement in 2014, Bob Hunter was a diversity and justice specialist for the Indiana Division of Intervarsity. He was also on the national leadership team for Black Campus Ministries of InterVarsity. He has taught courses on racism and conflict management and is the former chair of the Richmond, Indiana Human Rights Commission. He is the coauthor of Loving Justice and coeditor of Yearning to Breathe Free: Liberation Theologies in the United States.
Liuan Huska is a freelance writer and speaker focusing on topics of embodiment and spirituality. Her writing, on everything from chronic pain to evangelical fertility trends, has appeared in Christianity Today, The Christian Century, In Touch Magazine, Hyphen, Sojourners, and Church Health Reader. She lives with her husband and their three little boys in the Chicago area.