Ready to Lead: Essential Questions for Empowering Black Leadership in the Multiethnic Church

There is an ongoing narrative that has often been taken as truth in the Body of Christ: "Black people will follow a White pastor but White people will never follow a Black pastor." This book acknowledges the history from which this narrative came while looking to push a new narrative where the whole Body of Christ can benefit from the gift of Black leadership. Many books have asked, "How do we see diversity in the pews?" But this book looks to see diversity in the pulpits and leadership rooms of these churches.

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor leads the multiethnic congregation of Every Nation Cincinnati. He also serves as the chaplain for the University of Cincinnati football team and on the leadership team for the Mosaix Network. Dr. Brian Taylor received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from the great Asbury Seminary in Kentucky and has been in ministry since 2002. He and his wife Chavonne moved from Orlando, FL in 2013 to plant Bethel Cincy, now Every Nation Cincy, and have three awesome kids—Elijah, Saniya and Joshua.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the founder and lead pastor of Divine Unity Community Church based in Harrisonburg, VA. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Science, Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. 

Having experience in preaching the Word domestically and internationally, Pastor Chris holds great passion for seeing the spiritually dead alive, revived, and actively serving God. Being centrally based between varying university campuses, and involved in the local community, Pastor Chris possesses a strong vision of multi-ethnic and multi-generational ministry. Committing himself to grow effective leaders within the body of Christ, he pursues an atmosphere of discipleship, leadership development, and empowerment.