Dr. David Ireland, Rockland County Day of Prayer Keynote Speaker

Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary trustee and ATS alumnus, Dr. David Ireland, was the guest speaker for the 2016 Rockland County Day of Prayer on Thursday, April 28 at the Lafayette Theatre, 97 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, NY. Dr. Ireland is the lead pastor of Christ Church with two campuses in Montclair and Rockaway, NJ. (See promo video here.)

Special music included recording artist Freddy Washington, Jr., Nyack College’s Chorale, Nyack College School of Music Professor Shelley Jameson, and a community choir led by Suberta Roberson of Christ Community Church.

For more than two years, pastors have been meeting at the Rockland County campus of Nyack College to pray and to discuss ideas that will reach our communities for Christ. The group has established itself as City Serve: Rockland for Christ, following on the heels of the NYC City Serve campaign associated with the Luis Palau organization. The goal is to strategize, pool resources, and communicate the message of God’s grace through tangible acts of love.

Recognizing the outreach efforts of local churches, Rockland’s County Executive Ed Day officially declared the last Thursday of every April as Rockland Day of Prayer.