SPEAKERS

DR. DAVID IRELAND
Sr. Pastor, Christ Church, Montclair & Rockaway NJ
(SPEAKER)

Dr. David Ireland is founder and senior pastor of Christ Church, an 8,500-member multisite congregation in North Jersey of over 70 nationalities. Former diversity consultant to the National Basketball Association, Dr. Ireland leads chapel services for the New York Giants, New York Jets, and at the U.S. Pentagon. He is a global religious leader having preached in over 75 countries and is a well-respected contributing columnist to such media outlets like Fox News, Huffington Post, and Ministries Today. Dr. Ireland is the author of over 20 books including Raising a Child Who Prays. Ireland has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Dr. Phil Show, The CBS Evening News, The 700 Club and Focus on the Family. Through his community development corporation, he offers a home for victims of domestic violence.

The Rev. Ireland holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering (Fairleigh Dickinson University), a graduate degree in civil engineering (Stevens Institute of Technology), a master’s degree in theology (Alliance Theological Seminary). He has an earned Ph.D. in organizational leadership (Regent University) and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Ireland was recently appointed as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Faith-Based Initiatives.  He also serves on the boards of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary and was an adjunct professor at Drew University. He and his wife, Marlinda, have been married since 1984 and have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.

PASTOR MARLINDA IRELAND
Associate Pastor, Christ Church, Montclair & Rockaway NJ
(SPEAKER)

Marlinda is a wife, a mother, Bible teacher, and an worship director. For more than three decades she and her husband, David, have led Christ Church with campuses in Montclair and Rockaway, New Jersey. Their multigenerational and multicultural congregation exists To Unite People to God and People to People and is home to people from over seventy nationalities.

Through all of the challenges and joys that go along with her many life-roles, the Father has etched on Marlinda’s soul a passion for full-blown-surrender to Him. It’s out of this internal imprint that she embraces people, serves the Church with her gifts and teaches the Bible. She holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Alliance Theological Seminary where she serves as an adjunct professor. Marlinda and David have two adult daughters, Danielle and Jessica.

PASTOR JAMAAL BERNARD
Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center Long Island Campus
(SPEAKER)

Founded C3 the Christian Cultural Center fellowship of youth and young adults
Christian Cultural Center Director of Public Safety, overseeing all aspects of security on the 11.5 acre campus.
Christian Cultural Center Ministry of Helps Director, managing 700 volunteers who address the needs of the congregation and visitors, the medical staff unit and the Customer Representative Training department.

Pastor Jamaal speaks on a wide range of subjects to youth groups, churches, retreats and school settings. One of the things setting Pastor Bernard’s work with young people apart is how he reaches out and connects youth from diverse churches and areas to create a new model culture, by communicating truth on the streets, thereby cultivating seeds of greatness.

Throughout history God has used prayer as a primary means to connect his people to one another and bring transformation to the world. That has always been the core passion of Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, which is why we are so very excited to have them as part of LEAD.NYC.

The Concerts of Prayer movement in New York City was birthed in 1988 when 75 churches gathered to pray on February 5 of that year. Since then more than 250,000 people and 2,000 churches have participated. Over the years Concerts of Prayer Greater New York has hosted Pastors’ Prayer Summits, National Days of Prayer, The Lord’s Watch prayer vigil, and Pray New York! The prayer movement continues to bring unity to diverse denominational, ethnic, and geographical groups.

Throughout history God has used prayer as a primary means to connect his people to one another and bring transformation to the world. That has always been the core passion of Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, which is why we are so very excited to have them as part of LEAD.NYC.

The Concerts of Prayer movement in New York City was birthed in 1988 when 75 churches gathered to pray on February 5 of that year. Since then more than 250,000 people and 2,000 churches have participated. Over the years Concerts of Prayer Greater New York has hosted Pastors’ Prayer Summits, National Days of Prayer, The Lord’s Watch prayer vigil, and Pray New York! The prayer movement continues to bring unity to diverse denominational, ethnic, and geographical groups.

Our Tenets of Faith

We Believe


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. The express mandate of the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are resurrected to eternal life and the lost to the fires of Hell.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Testimonials

Our Tenets of Faith

We Believe


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. The express mandate of the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are resurrected to eternal life and the lost to the fires of Hell.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Testimonials

Our Tenets of Faith

We Believe


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. The express mandate of the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are resurrected to eternal life and the lost to the fires of Hell.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Testimonials

  • “Though there is not yet a visible unity of the Church on Earth, there is a spiritual unity that can be experienced when leaders pray together. I am active in the united prayer movement because I believe when pastors and churches come together — to be led by the Holy Spirit — there can come about revival, restoration and reformation. I have stayed involved because Concerts of Prayer is the one organization I know of where differences are laid down and only Christ is glorified.”

    Archbishop Craig Bates

    Charismatic Episcopal Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer is by far the largest, most truly diverse network of churches in Greater New York. People are getting along in the Gospel that ordinarily would never get along. It is the only network that has vastly different types of people. Greater New York needs all those kinds of churches. Concerts of Prayer is the place to start, which is why I am involved with it.”

    Dr. Timothy Keller

    Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded and ‘Kingdom-minded’ pastors of various denominations and ethnicities who are praying and agreeing in prayer for Greater New York. I so appreciate the relationships that have developed, which have allowed me to continually see the bigger picture of what God is doing in this region.”

    Rev. Fred Provencher

    Cornerstone Christian Church

  • “The ‘what’ in life always divides us. COPGNY has discovered through the Holy Spirit that the ‘who’ is what unites us…the God-man Christ Jesus! COPGNY is the living expression of John 17:23, a prayer from Jesus that has now become a movement of prayer.”

    Rev. Joseph Cortese

    Crossroads Tabernacle

  • “Though there is not yet a visible unity of the Church on Earth, there is a spiritual unity that can be experienced when leaders pray together. I am active in the united prayer movement because I believe when pastors and churches come together — to be led by the Holy Spirit — there can come about revival, restoration and reformation. I have stayed involved because Concerts of Prayer is the one organization I know of where differences are laid down and only Christ is glorified.”

    Archbishop Craig Bates

    Charismatic Episcopal Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer is by far the largest, most truly diverse network of churches in Greater New York. People are getting along in the Gospel that ordinarily would never get along. It is the only network that has vastly different types of people. Greater New York needs all those kinds of churches. Concerts of Prayer is the place to start, which is why I am involved with it.”

    Dr. Timothy Keller

    Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded and ‘Kingdom-minded’ pastors of various denominations and ethnicities who are praying and agreeing in prayer for Greater New York. I so appreciate the relationships that have developed, which have allowed me to continually see the bigger picture of what God is doing in this region.”

    Rev. Fred Provencher

    Cornerstone Christian Church

  • “The ‘what’ in life always divides us. COPGNY has discovered through the Holy Spirit that the ‘who’ is what unites us…the God-man Christ Jesus! COPGNY is the living expression of John 17:23, a prayer from Jesus that has now become a movement of prayer.”

    Rev. Joseph Cortese

    Crossroads Tabernacle

  • “Though there is not yet a visible unity of the Church on Earth, there is a spiritual unity that can be experienced when leaders pray together. I am active in the united prayer movement because I believe when pastors and churches come together — to be led by the Holy Spirit — there can come about revival, restoration and reformation. I have stayed involved because Concerts of Prayer is the one organization I know of where differences are laid down and only Christ is glorified.”

    Archbishop Craig Bates

    Charismatic Episcopal Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer is by far the largest, most truly diverse network of churches in Greater New York. People are getting along in the Gospel that ordinarily would never get along. It is the only network that has vastly different types of people. Greater New York needs all those kinds of churches. Concerts of Prayer is the place to start, which is why I am involved with it.”

    Dr. Timothy Keller

    Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • “Concerts of Prayer has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded and ‘Kingdom-minded’ pastors of various denominations and ethnicities who are praying and agreeing in prayer for Greater New York. I so appreciate the relationships that have developed, which have allowed me to continually see the bigger picture of what God is doing in this region.”

    Rev. Fred Provencher

    Cornerstone Christian Church

  • The ‘what’ in life always divides us. COPGNY has discovered through the Holy Spirit that the ‘who’ is what unites us…the God-man Christ Jesus! COPGNY is the living expression of John 17:23, a prayer from Jesus that has now become a movement of prayer.

    Rev. Joseph Cortese

    Crossroads Tabernacle

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