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.
At left, Dr. David Ireland enjoys a bite to eat with his wife, Dr. Marlinda Ireland, along with their two daughters and son-in-law.
At right, Dr. Ireland speaks at Harvard University.
Dr. Ireland has amassed a vast collection of published works and has received noteworthy recognition for his consistent contribution to the local and broader community. Visit the links below to learn more.
From books to workbooks to media articles, Dr. Ireland has tackled topics like faith, leadership, and race relations in a practical and engaging way. See a snapshot of his published content via the link below.
Through his decades of experience as a leader who crosses five sectors—government, religious, education, business, and family—Dr. Ireland has been highlighted for his notable contributions. Check out the link below to see his impact.
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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