Pastor Emmanuel Iren Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Pastor Emmanuel Iren – Celebration Church International

Stage Name: Apostle Emmanuel Iren
Real Name: Emmanuel Aniefiok Iren
Occupation: Apostle
Date Of Birth/Age: 18th December 1989 (34 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Ipaja, Lagos,
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Laju Iren (Wife)
Education: Covenant University
Known for: Celebration Church International

Apostle Emmanuel Iren is a highly regarded Nigerian Gospel minister, known as the Founder and Senior Pastor of Celebration Church International, with its headquarters in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Born on December 18, 1989, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel and impacting lives through his ministry.

Background and Early Life

Emmanuel Iren hails from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He completed his elementary education at Saint Bernadette’s Nursery and Primary School in Ipaja, Lagos, before moving to Queen’s Choice Nursery and Primary School College in Ikotun, Lagos. For his secondary education, he attended Doregos Private Academy.

Continuing his educational journey, Emmanuel Iren pursued a degree in Building Technology at Covenant University, from which he graduated. He furthered his education and obtained an MSc in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos.


His ministerial journey began when he served as a Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God for almost nine years. During this time, he had a profound encounter that left a lasting impact on his life. From an early age, he demonstrated his passion for ministry, participating in Sunday School Bible quizzes and delivering his first sermon at the age of 13 during Teens Week at the RCCG.

Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Bishop Oyedepo
Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Bishop Oyedepo

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Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Apostle Selman
Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Apostle Selman

The call to ministry became even more evident during his time at Covenant University in 2008. He started a fellowship known as Triumphal Youth Fellowship on campus, which eventually evolved into Life Triumphal Church. At just 22 years old, Emmanuel Iren inaugurated the first campus of the church on November 11, 2012, at Emsquare, Ijegun. The church was later named Celebration Church International in 2014.

Presently, Celebration Church International has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its influence with branches established in several cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, and Ile-Ife. In addition to his role as the overseer of the church, Pastor Emmanuel Iren also takes charge of two other significant ministerial platforms known as the Manifest Bible Course and Triumph30 devotional.

A gifted preacher and songwriter, Emmanuel Iren has penned over 12 songs that center on Christ and bring glory to His name. He founded Outburst Music Group, a platform dedicated to producing Christ-centered music. In December 2017, he released his debut album, “Kerygma” (Gospel of Jesus), which received widespread acclaim. Additionally, he actively collaborates with other artists, such as Odunayo Adebayo, in creating uplifting and inspiring songs like “Zoe.”

Furthermore, he has actively collaborated with fellow artists, including Odunayo Adebayo, on the uplifting song “Zoe.” Through his musical endeavors, Pastor Emmanuel continues to inspire listeners with his heartfelt and Christ-focused compositions. Pastor Emmanuel Iren’s impact on the body of Christ has been recognized, and in April 2020, he was honored as one of the 100 influential people in the YNaija Church 100.

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Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Peter Obi
Pastor Emmanuel Iren and His Excellency Peter Obi


Pastor Emmanuel Iren at the GYM
Pastor Emmanuel Iren at the gym

Relationship and Marital Status

Pastor Emmanuel Iren is married to Pastor Laju Iren, and they tied the knot in November 2014 when he was 24 years old. The couple is been blessed with a son: Kairos Emmanuel Touyo Iren, born on October 2023 and three daughters: Ruby-Grace, Nadia, and Nasara Iren.

Pastor Emmanuel Iren and Family, wife and kids

Net Worth

Pastor Emmanuel Iren net worth is around $10 million, reflecting his successful ministry and ventures. You can connect with him on Instagram.