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Dr. David Ireland is the author of some 20 books including One in Christ, What Color is Your God?, Secrets of a Satisfying Life, Failure is Written in Pencil, Perfecting Your Purpose, The Skin You Live In; The Kneeling Warrior: Winning Your Battles Through Prayer, and Raising a Child Who Prays.
He is founder and lead pastor of Christ Church, a 9,500-member multisite, multiracial congregation in northern New Jersey, representing over 70 nationalities. Former diversity consultant to the National Basketball Association, Dr. Ireland has led chapel services for the New York Giants, New York Jets, and at the U.S. Pentagon. Ireland has appeared on numerous television shows including The Dr. Phil Show, The CBS Evening News, and The 700 Club. He has traveled to more than 75 nations and built a reputation of teaching culturally relevant messages that inspire and empower his global audiences. He is a well-respected columnist contributing to such media outlets like Fox News, Huffington Post, and Patheos. Through his community development corporation, he offers a home for victims of domestic violence, a youth leadership institute, and a statewide abstinence-based program offered in partnership with New Jersey schools. The Rev. Ireland has an earned doctorate degree in organizational leadership (Regent University) and has completed post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Marlinda, have been married since 1984 and have two adult daughters.