Celebrating Some of the Black Voices Pointing us to Encounter God in a Personal Way

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the voices of Black leaders who have made a difference. 

For those of us who consider ourselves followers of Jesus, this can be a great chance to spend extra time learning from Black pastors, teachers, and authors who are influential in pointing people to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith. These leaders all bring their own unique experiences to their faith.

So, our team took time to curate a selection of daily devotionals published on the YouVersion Bible app and written by some of the Black Christian leaders who we’ve learned from. Our desire is that you would use this collection to bring some new voices into your journey of a growing relationship with Jesus

Click the links below to learn from these wise voices who are working to lead people in their communities into a growing relationship with Jesus.

Ephesians: Life in God’s Diverse Family with Dr. Derwin Gray

Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational church located in Indian Land, South Carolina. He is also a conference speaker worldwide, and the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including his latest book, How to Heal Our Racial Divide.

A Greater Story with Sam Collier

Sam Collier is the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta and a friend of Connexus and North Point Church. He is also the founder of A Greater Story Ministries, which hosts a nationally televised interview series and podcast called A Greater Story with Sam Collier. He has also recently published his first book entitled, A Greater Story.

Crazy Faith with Michael Todd

Pastor Michael Todd is the Lead Pastor of Transformation Church based in Tulsa, OK. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Relationship Goals and his newly released book called Crazy Faith.

Discerning the Voice of God with Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla is a speaker, filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author. Through her ministry, Going Beyond Ministries, she works to equip people through books, Bible study resources, conferences, and through films like War Room, I Can Only Imagine, and Overcomer.

Esau McCaulley

Rev. Esau McCaulley is a New Testament professor at Wheaton College. He has written two books entitled Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance and Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. This latest book has won numerous awards. His writings have appeared in places such as Washington Post, The Religious New Service, New York Times, and Christianity Today. While he doesn’t have a devotional on YouVersion, he might be a great place to start if you are looking to dig deeper with a seminary professor.

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