Dorena Williamson is a Preacher’s Kid, First Lady, and longtime bridge-builder. In 1995 she and her husband planted multiracial Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville. Whether it’s in the Bible, in books, or on the big screen, Dorena loves the power of a good story, and she writes children’s books that adults need too. She is the author of ColorFullThoughtFullGraceFull, A Celebration Place, Crowned with Glory, The Story of Juneteenth and Brown Baby Jesus (September 2022) As a mother of four, she is passionate about planting seeds of truth for the next generation. Dorena lives with her family in Franklin, TN. Visit her at