Here are some resources from Christian leaders who are black. Obviously, there are many more evangelical leaders we could list, especially from Latino and Asian-American backgrounds. But I confined the list to African-American leaders who could be your pastor or leader. We share theological alignment with everyone on this list. We went to the same or similar seminaries, participate in the same theological societies, and agree on the same doctrines. The reason I did that isn’t because there’s nothing to learn from people with different theological beliefs; it’s to help us see that if we are irritated or push back on them about their concerns, it’s not because we have different theological convictions.
Dr. Anthony Bradley (Professor at King’s College in NYC) @drantbradley – A very helpful article on how Transitional Justice can help us with race relations in America. Also, wrote Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions.
Dr. Tony Evans (Pastor and author) @drtonyevans Has been a leader in American evangelicalism for the last forty years.
Dr. Bryan Loritts (Pastor and author) @bcloritts Author of a variety of wonderful books on race and the church, including editing Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Eric Mason (Pastor of Epiphany Philadelphia, leader of the Epiphany church planting organization) @pastoremase – Few people in America have discipled and deployed as many church planters and gospel preachers as Dr. Eric Mason. Author of Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice.
Dr. Esau McCaulley (Pastor of Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, NC and assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College) @esaumccaulley – Gave a wonderful sermon on Sunday about how Acts 2 and Pentecost guides us in these days. Christianity Today published the transcript.
John M. Perkins (Civil rights leader, pastor, author, and co-founder of the Christian Community Development Association) Wikipedia page. Author of a number of helpful books (see the Wikipedia page for a list and to be inspired by his story).
Albert Tate (Pastor of Fellowship Monrovia) @alberttate – One of the most compelling and engaging preachers in American evangelicalism.