Dr. Ireland’s ability to inspire and empower people—from New Zealand to India to South Korea and all over the globe—has afforded him the opportunity to address audiences in over 75 nations.
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Dr. Ireland’s library of content includes a variety of dynamic courses, such as Defending Your Faith (lessons on apologetics), The School of Prayer (courses on intercessory prayer), and The Executive’s Playbook Master Class (leadership strategies for organizational growth) to name a few. These courses are designed to equip leaders and organizations.
A former diversity consultant to the NBA, Dr. Ireland uses his wealth of consulting experience to strengthen emerging and existing leaders and organizations — toward sustainable and progressive success.
Author of more than 30 books and other resources (training manuals, devotionals, etc.), Dr. Ireland shares his wisdom and expertise on a variety of important and thought-provoking topics, such as diversity, leadership, and personal growth.
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About David Ireland
Pastor • Author • Consultant
Dr. David Ireland is founder and lead pastor of Christ Church, a 10,000-member congregation in North Jersey with over 70 nationalities. A former diversity consultant for the National Basketball Association, Deloitte, and Wycliffe Bible Translators, he has led chapel services for the NY Giants, Jets, and at the U.S. Pentagon. His ministry spans over 75 nations, training leaders worldwide, from Australia’s outback to Kenya’s Rift Valley, Harvard, Indonesia’s mountains, and even behind the post-communist walls of Slovakia.
He is a well-respected columnist contributing to such media outlets like Fox News and Huffington Post. He has authored of over 30 books including Raising a Child Who Prays, The Executive’s Playbook: Strategies for Driving Results & Improving Teams, and The Kneeling Warrior. Dr. Ireland is working to launch The CARE Center, an integrative suite of services within a 123,000-square foot facility at his Rockaway, NJ Campus. This socially innovative endeavor includes a legal clinic, food pantry, clothing program, mental health services, and 20 other social justice services to empower the marginalized and under-resourced.
Rev. Ireland holds a graduate degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master’s in theology from Alliance Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he holds a postgraduate degree in social innovation from the University of Cambridge. Recently appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Faith-Based Initiatives, he and his wife, Dr. Marlinda Ireland, have been married since 1984, with two adult daughters and a son-in-law.
Dr. David Ireland’s leadership consulting services are designed to strengthen emerging and existing leaders—on their path toward sustainable and progressive success.
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Dr. David Ireland talks about discovering your purpose.
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“If you’re tired of conversations on culture being high-pitch shouting duologues and yearn for respectful, attentive dialogues; if you want to move conversations on race from hubs of mistrust, huddles of hunches and hammocks of evasions and equivocations; if you want to enter reconciling arenas of action and reconciliation, this is the book for you. It shows in theory and practice how to look at each other with Jesus’ eyes. David Ireland has written the book we have all been hoping for and waiting on. “
I’ve had the privilege of being with Dr. Ireland as he has ministered to members of the New York Giants at their pre-game chapel services. His godly character, knowledge of the Scriptures, and skillful presentations of God’s Word encouraged and strengthened the men. ‘Ask him back’ is the request I hear regularly from the athletes after Dr. Ireland visits.
I remember meeting Dr. David Ireland for the first time almost two decades ago and saying to myself—that is a smart, Jesus-loving, highly organized and gifted communicator of the Gospel and leadership.
Dr. Ireland is a leader who truly embodies the messages he trumpets. His latest book is an important call to unity, as well as a practical how-to manual on achieving it. I recommend this vital message to you as well as its messenger, in hopes that we as a Body move into genuine, biblical friendships, which transcend every area of divide.