Our Team

Marlinda Ireland

Worship Pastor and Women’s Ministry Leader

My mission in life is to see people experience God’s transformational power through two mediums—the arts and Biblical exposition. At Christ Church, I have the privilege of living out this mission through my roles as an Associate Pastor, Worship Ministry Lead, and the Women’s Ministry Director.

Favorite Things/Hobbies

I love a great cup of coffee—decaf, please. Add a generous splash of half-and-half (as well as something from a local bakery) and that is all it takes to soothe my soul!

About Me

Born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey—I’m a true Jersey shore girl. Alliance Theological Seminary is where I received my Masters of Divinity and Doctorate in Ministry degrees.

Family Life

My husband David and I have two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Jessica. We also have an awesome son-in-law named Lou (Danielle’s husband). All of us are foodies, gym rats, and love to travel.

Favorite Scripture

This passage is my inspiration for a lifestyle of full-blown surrender to God:

If any of you wants to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it.

Mark 8:34b-35