Rev Irene Dalseno
Pastor Irene Lay Lim was born in Taiping, Malaysia, and undertook her primary and secondary education there at a Methodist School. She then left for study in Sydney, Australia, where she commenced degree studies.
Rev Irene Dalseno
She has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University Australia, a Diploma of Christian Ministry from an AG College in Australia, and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Christian International School of Theology in the U.S.. She first ordained ministry credentials were with the Assemblies of God in Australia in 1999.
Irene has worked as a full-time Research Assistant in the Faculty of Commerce, University of Southern Queensland. She was Director of a private company for a number of years. Ps Irene was a part-time lecturer at an AG Bible College in Australia for 10 years to 2007, and was Dean of Students and Women's Ministry Pastor for an AG Church, under Ps. Tony Hallo, for 10 years. She has also had extensive ministry involvement at committee and board level, and also with intercessors, prisons ministry, counselling, and children's ministry.
Irene has been ministering annually in Asia since 2001, and now in a more extensive capacity. She has been a frequent speaker and preacher in both Australia and Asia, and has planned and implemented many annual Women's Seminars, Conferences, small group Teaching, Home Groups, and Australian-funded community projects like "The Role of Women in Australia" using lectures, drama, functions and the like. She has also been involved in Playgroups for children, and Young Mother's Clubs.
Pastor Irene's main passion is teaching the Word of God, Pastoral work, and Women's Ministry. At Bible College, she has lectured Leadership, Women's Issues, Contemporary Issues, Church History, Pentateuch, Old Testament History, the Prophets, Christology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, the Gifts of the Spirit, Basic Theology, Bibliology, Pastoral Epistles, New Testament, and many applied subjects related to Leadership, Counselling, Emotional Health, Marriage, Family, and the like. Ps Irene.
She is an avid reader, thinker and prayer, and functions in the Prophetic ministry. A strong believer in being professionally updated and informed, Ps Irene can often be seen reading articles, texts and papers, and is a very skilled researcher. She wonderfully balances the "head" of leadership with the "heart" of leadership, understanding that many aspects of the Christian life are "caught" and not just "taught." She therefore skilfully balances knowledge with life application.
Her broad experience encompasses academic life, study, business, the economics profession, pastoral care and general church work, and has been a very well-received teacher and pastor in many churches over the years. She is therefore admirably suited to the classroom, education, Biblical studies, Leadership Seminars, and contemporary life. She strongly believes in mentoring and modelling, and is an excellent pastoral resource to draw on in pastoral life.
Pastor Irene is currently the Pastor of the English Language congregation at First AG Church, Kuala Lumpur, and Associate Director of Logos International Leadership College.
Qualifications: BEc (Com), Dip Christ. Min, MA (Biblical Studies), OMC