Biography of Pastor Laju Iren

Born on 26th August, Pastor Laju Iren best describes herself as The Lord’s Story teller. She is a preacher of the gospel, writer, movie producer, director and Book writing Coach.

Full Biography of Pastor Laju Iren

Growing up, Pastor Laju attended the Federal Government Girls College, Benin in 2007. She thereafter proceeded to the prestigious Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria where she bagged a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Degree in Mass Communication between 2007 - 2011.

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At some point, Pastor Laju Iren quit her job as a journalist with a top Nigerian newspaper to become a full time author and speaker. She has since then spoken to thousands of men and women around the country, published five books, earned her reputation as a best-selling author, and trained hundreds of writers with the experience gathered from her first degree in Mass Communication from Covenant University, and a Masters’ in same from the University of Lagos.

She has ministered to thousands of men and women and continues to partner with her husband, the Lead Pastor of Celebration Church Int’l, in the work of the ministry. As a pastor, she is passionate about pointing people to the Christ-centred purpose of their lives, preaching with clarity, accuracy and signs following.

Fondly called The Lord’s Storyteller, Pastor Laju Iren is the author of Dating Intelligently, a common sense guide to courtship, and is extremely passionate about helping singles maximize their singlehood and make wise relationship decisions. She also authored the critically acclaimed Selfies With Bible Girls, which retells the stories of over twenty-two female bible characters and the contemporary lessons we can learn from them. Her debut book, Girl-Cyclopaedia is a compendium of questions young ladies ask and answers they actually need. Her recent Christian Novels, Loving Amanda and Finding Miriam, have been hailed as masterpieces that communicate the love of God and his plan for relationships in a way that keeps readers glued. Her recently published book, Mirror, Mirror pushes women to see themselves through the eyes of the All-seeing one.

Laju is also a film maker. She wrote, directed and produced her debut film, Love is a Star, which garnered over 14,000 views in one week on her YouTube channel, Laju Iren. She also recently wrote, directed and produced During Ever After, which has already beat it’s predecessor’s record, gathering over 14,000 views within the first three days of launch.

She is the Founder of the Christian Story Teller Prize, Africa’s premiere prize for Christ-centred stories.

Laju Iren spends her days purposefully, as she raises her two daughters in partnership with her husband and best friend, Pst Emmanuel Iren. She connects with a combined audience of over 60,000 people on her blog,,  her instagram page @lajuiren and her YouTube Channel: Laju Iren.

As a film maker, I delight in creatively telling inspiring stories. I have done this with ‘During Ever After’, ‘Love is a Star’, ‘Nigerian Son’, and now, ‘Loving Amanda’. 
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Activities and societies: Founder/President, Have You Eaten Foundation (Charity Organisation)

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    Master's degree, Mass Communication 2014 - 2016
Grade: Second Class Upper Division
University of Lagos
    Master of Science (MSc), Mass Communication 2012 - 2015
            This degree has helped me to better understand the world of media, Public Relations, and Advertising

Pastor Laju Iren runs an organisation called Have You Eaten; which seeks to save, feed and empower the less privileged in society, including but not limited to victims of terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria.

I also love to counsel and mentor girls and ladies.

Pastor Laju Iren is happily married to her heartthrob, Apostle Emmanuel Iren, the lead pastor of Celebration Church International. They got married on (date of marriage) and together, they are blessed with beautiful children.

Books by Pastor Laju Iren

Pastor Laju is also a best selling author, writing and book writing coach, with the following book titles to her name:

  • Dating Intelligently 
  • Loving Amanda Finding Mariam
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Girl Cyclopedia

Pastor Laju Iren is active on social media. You can connect with her via her official handles on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X and LinkedIn You can also follow her official YouTube channel here.

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