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

Purchased the Christ Church West Campus.

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”. Dr. David Ireland 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 Dr. David Ireland’s 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.

2017

Contributing writer to Huffington Post, Fox News.

2018

Speaks at Harvard University’s International Conference on LIFE (Leadership Institute for Faith and Education).

2019

Begins two-year graduate program in social innovation at University of Cambridge.