Timeline

1961: Born to Harold and Sylvia Ireland in Kingston, Jamaica (West Indies), the third of four children, on November 27.

1982: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

1983: Licensed and ordained as a minister in the Christian church.

1984: Married Marlinda K. Reaves, his college sweetheart in Egg Harbor, NJ

1985: M.E., Civil Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

1986: Established Christ Church, previously known as Tabernacle of Love Christian Center.

1991: Master’s in Professional Studies (Theology), Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY

1994: Purchased the former First Baptist Church cathedral in Montclair, NJ with a congregation of 500 members.

1996: Launches Executive Coaching & Consulting and Cross-Cultural Coaching (Independent Consultant), Rockaway, NJ.

2001: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

2002: Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

2003: Chairman of the Board/CEO, IMPACT Community Development Corp., Rockaway, NJ.

2003: Signed purchased contracts for the Christ Church West Campus—a 107-acre Agilent Technologies site featuring 283,000 square feet of buildings and 1,100 parking spaces with ball fields, etc.

2005: Visiting Lecturer, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY.

2005: Rev. David Ireland is named One of New Jersey’s Top 11 People to Watch in 2006 by The Star-Ledger (New Jersey’s biggest newspaper).

2005: Executive Committee, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (New York City’s 2005 Crusade)

2006: Diversity Coach/Consultant, National Basketball Association, Rookies Transition Program.

2007: Visiting Lecturer through Chaplain’s Office, New York Giants, New York, NY.

2007: Certificate in Fund Raising, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

2008: Visiting Lecturer through Chaplain’s Office, The United States Pentagon, Washington, DC.

2009: Adjunct Professor, Leadership Development & Church Growth (doctoral students), Drew University, Madison, NJ.

2009: Visiting Lecturer through Chaplain’s Office, New York Jets, New York, NY.

2009: Grand Opening of 107-acre Christ Church West Campus, Rockaway, NJ.

2009: Dr. David & Marlinda Ireland celebrate 25 years of marriage.

2010: Primary panelist and speaker for the global Willow Creek Leadership Summit (Chicago, IL).

2010: Hosted the first regional one-day prayer conference known as Prayerfest.

2011: Dr. Ireland and Christ Church celebrate 25 years of ministry on June 8.

2011: Christ Church hosted the second daylong Prayerfest.

2012: Hosted Prayerfest with over 60 churches represented.

2012: Released the new book, “The Skin You Live In," which is now in its 2nd printing.

2013: Launched The School of Prayer in 10 regions with 100 certified instructors across the United States.

2014: Released the new book, “The Kneeling Warrior," which focused on being effective in prayer. Hosted Prayerfest 2014 and it was streamed live into over 40 countries.

2015: Released the new book, “The Weapon of Prayer". It is a sequel to “The Kneeling Warrior”. I also began writing op-ed pieces for The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com.

2016: Released the new book, “Raising a Child Who Prays". It is a follow-up to my two other books on prayer, “The Kneeling Warrior" and “The Weapon of Prayer".

2016: Became a recipient of the New York City Leadership Center’s Global Leadership award.