Born on 18th December 1989, Pastor Emmanuel Iren is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Celebration Church International, Headquartered in Abuja. He is recognized for partnership with people for their progress and joy in the Christian faith.
Pastor Emmanuel Iren Biography, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Church,
He leads a ministry that is totally sold out to raising saints who are grounded and rooted in the knowledge of God’s word and well-equipped to take on the work of ministry.
Name Pastor Emmanuel Iren
Date of birth 18th December 1989
Age 33years in 2022
state of origin Akwa Ibom State
Occupation Pastor, songwriter, singer, Business guru
wife Laju Iren
Children Ruby-Grace and Nadia
Church Celebration Church International aka Life Triumphal Church
Spiritual father Chris Oyakhilome
Music group Outburst Music Group
Net Worth $1 million – $10 million
school Fellowship Triumphal Youth Fellowship
Which state is Pastor Emmanuel Iren from?
Pastor Iren hails from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, and has a knack for simplicity in his teachings and you will usually find every sermon relatable.
Pastor Emmanuel attended Saint Bernadettes Nursery and Primary School in Ipaja, Lagos. From there he moved on to Queen’s Choice Nursery and Primary School College in Ikotun, Lagos. He completed his Secondary education At Queen’s choice Nursery and Primary School College.
Afterward, he went to Doregos Private Academy for his secondary education.
PIE as he is usually called is a graduate of Building Technology from Covenant University. He obtained a “Master of Business Administration” degree at the University of Lagos. His educational background and knack for business generally have found expression in a couple of private business endeavors of his.
Early days in Ministry
He started out as a church drummer boy to the level of representing his church zone at Sunday School Bible quizzes and at the age of thirteen (13), he preached his first ever sermon on a Sunday morning at Teens Week for his then RCCG branch.
Pastor Emmanuel Iren served as a Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God for a 9 years period, an experience he described as having an indelible impact on his life.
Being a spiritual son to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Pastor Iren received his calling for ministry while he was an undergraduate at Covenant University In 2008, he began ministering to people. This burning hunger led him to start a school fellowship known as Triumphal Youth Fellowship while on Campus and the fellowship grew to later become a ministry of its own (Life Triumphal Church).
He inaugurated the first campus of the church at the age of 22 years. The inauguration was on the 1st of November, 2012 at the Emsquare, Ijegun. Later in 2014, the church was named Celebration Church International.
Celebration Church International
Celebration Church has vibrant branches in Lagos, Abuja, and counting. Besides Celebration Church, He also oversees two other ministerial expressions namely, Manifest Bible Course- an interdenominational bible training school and Triumph30 devotional – a daily devotion platform set up to help people develop a culture of devotional prayer and bible study.
Pastor Emmanuel Music Ministry
Emmanuel Iren is also a songwriter with over 12 songs to his credit, including Light Up the Way featuring Eben. He is the founder and principal songwriter for Outburst Music Group – a Christian record label committed to creating Christ-centred music. The debut album titled Kerygma was launched in December 2017.
Pastor Emmanuel Iren is also featured in Odunayo Adebayo’s hit song titled Zoe. Watch ZOE Official video below
Pastor Emmanuel was recognized by Insidegistblog as one of the 100 young individuals that have made a great impact in the body of Christ in 2022.
Is Pastor Emmanuel Iren married?
Yes, he is! He got married to his long-time school friend, Laju, in November 2014. They met in school, became friends, and fell in love. They are currently blessed with two lovely daughters: Ruby-Grace and Nadia.
Watch this exclusive video about how pastor Emmanuel and Pastor Laju met.
Pastor Emmanuel Iren is very active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube channels.
Pastor Emmanuel Iren’s net worth as of 2021 was estimated at around $1 million – $10 million.
In an interview, Iren shared his musical and spiritual odyssey, the reasons he married at 24 as well as his message to the youths.
Question: You founded Outburst Music Group and wrote songs for gospel musicians. How would you describe your relationship with these artists?
Pastor Iren: “I founded Outburst Music Group and all the songs I wrote have been performed by Outburst. We featured Eben as a guest artist on our newest project. I love music and, inevitably, musicians. I follow closely the work of not just singers but a couple of instrumentalists as well. I used to be a drummer.
“So, I’m still very fascinated with good music. I have a good relationship with a good number of musicians.”
Question: Do you go a step further by inviting these gospel musicians to perform in your church?
Pastor Iren: “Definitely, I’ve had the honor of hosting gospel musicians like Eben, Dunsin, Jadhiel, Judiciary, etc. There is a faith-based, non-religious platform I host with my wife called, Young And Free. We had Johnny Drille grace that event. The list goes on.”