After working in sales in Silicon Valley for 15 years, Mr. Ireland begin seminary at Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley, California. While at seminary he completed a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity. During his time in seminary he served as a hospital chaplain and completed a short-term mission project in Ukraine. After serving in several churches in Southern California, he served as a hospice chaplain for 11 years.
Retiring in 2011 he returned to his roots in Texas to be near family and began his research of Islam. During the next five years he was a substitute high school teacher while writing Inviting Muslims to Christ.