10 of the White & Brown MLKs of Our Time


“Unity has never meant uniformity.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can say what you want, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., practiced what Jesus Christ said: “to love your neighbor as yourself” and “to turn the other cheek.” These people, for the most part, embody the Spirit of Christ and, if you will, the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth of the matter is, Dr. King did not just love black people and he did not just try to free black people. He loved white people as well and he showed that love. God used him to free white people, brown people, and black people from their ignorance. And the dear brothers and sisters listed below try to do that same thing in their own way today.

Yes, white people need to learn to love black people, but if black people want to truly be like Martin Luther King, Jr., black people need to learn to love white people as well.

Russell D. Moore
President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns.

Samuel Rodriguez
President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association), America’s largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 40,118 member churches.

Joel Osteen
Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world.

Frank Page
President and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. Former pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina.

Beth Moore
Founder of Living Proof Ministries. Bestselling author and speaker.

Joseph Mattera
Presiding Bishop of Christ Covenant Coalition and pastor of Resurrection Church in New York.

J. Lee Grady
Author, award-winning journalist and ordained minister. Contributing editor for Charisma magazine.

June Hunt
CEO and CSO of Hope For The Heart, the nonprofit counseling ministry she founded in 1986. Her two radio broadcasts–Hope In The Night and Hope For The Heart, a half-hour teaching program–air on approximately 900 radio outlets worldwide.

John Piper
Founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 33 years.

Melissa Rogers
Director of Wake Forest University Divinity School’s Center for Religion and Public Affairs. Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.