Irene Rollins Biography
In an interview with Jesus Calling, Pastor Jimmy Rollins said “pain is a unifier. Divorce has no color. Alcoholism has no socioeconomic temperature. Grief is colorblind” because he saw these mental in many people including his wife Irene Rollins.
Irene knows this quote by experience. She never thought she would become a victim of mental health issues untill she found out she was addicted to alcohol, depressed and fighting childhood trauma despite being a pastor’s wife and a church leader. She fought the internal fight and won. Now she is a champion of emotional intelligence and healthy family and marriages.
Irene Rollins Age, Family and Husband
Irene Rollins was born on 1st April 1977 to a White father and a black mother from Zimbabwe. She spent most of her life in Africa and Switzeland before moving to the United States. Growing up, Irene knew about the Christian religion but did not subscribe to it until after high school.
She gave her life to Christ and resorted to live a pure life. Although she spent most of her teenhood outside church, Irene was able to maintain her sexual purity. She met James Rollins, a pastors kid and got into a marriage in June 1998. Their marriage has been blessed with 3 children.
Irene Rollins Marriage Story
Presently, Irene’s marriage to her man can be said to be successful and healthy. It is an admiration to many who seek to learn about marriage or improve their own. Before their marriage came out as a success, Irene and her husband had their marriage almost breaking down for 15 years.
The source of their marital problems started after they took full control of the i5 City Church. The numbers was increasing and the maintaining it was leading to burnout.
The marital problems soared when Irene found comfort in drinking alcohol. It started with a few glass to drinking to blackout. Her drinking behavior led to more arguments and dysfunction in the family.
Their marriage took a new turn when Irene embraced the shame of going to the rehab. While in Rehab, she was helped to deal with with her alcohol problem and her emotional issues.
After a few months, Irene was able to regain her stability. Her rock bottom became her moment of much hope. She reconciled with her Pastor Jimmy Rollins and together they started a step towards reshaping their marriage.
Irene Rollins Testimony
While in rehab, Irene Rollins realized that her alcoholic addiction was a sign of a real underlying. It all started in childhood. In an interview with Christie, Myers Irene confessed that She learned drinking alcohol at age 10. Irene would sip her father’s guiness beer without his knowledge. This behavior became an addiction and a way to repress her shame, guilt and pain.
Although she stopped drinking at 21 year, Irene had not dealt with her feeling. Her childhood was problematic. Irene Rollins had an alcoholic father, she had gone through rejection, sexual and physical abuse. When she was in rehab, she was instructed to process these emotions once again and create a new positive narrative from her story.
Irene embarked on a new journey, she revisited her childhood memories and embraced the shame that came with it. By embracing them, her self esteem rose and a new identity was born. She felt healthier spiritually and mentally because she had released all her childhood baggage.
Rising from the shame of addiction and childhood trauma and rebuilding her marriage from the brinks of separation to stability created a desire within Irene to teach and preach healthy marriage. Together with her husband, they started a Two Equal One, a community with a podcast, private facebook group and marriage and emotional intelligence resources.
With the ministry, Irene and Pastor Jimmy have been travelling the country speaking and coaching people about marriage. Irene has been a guest to many Christian media outlet like Better Together, Jesus Calling, Hope 103.2, and Life Today Tv. They also joined XO Marriage, an NPO that invests in marriage conferences and resources.
Irene Rollins Book and Influence
Irene also authored a book called Reframe Your Shame: Experience Freedom from What Holds You Back, which takes readers on a journey through their mental and emotion health.
By the end of reading the book, readers will have known signs of toxic, finding freedom from shame and learning to communicate and connect with other people.
Irene has become a force to reckon with. Although her desire is to see people free from all mental, emotional and family problems, her main goal is to direct them towards Jesus who is the only man that can free them from all their burden. This burden of helping other people through the Christian approach has been echoed by Tabatha Claytor and Rebecca McLaughlin.
Irene Rollins Summary of Personal Details
Ethnicity: Mixed Race
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5 feet and 5 inches
Net Worth: approx 30 million