Dr. Iris F. Perkins is married to Rev. Dr. Derrick Perkins, Sr., Pastor of Shalom Baptist Church, Newport News, VA. They have two children, Derrick, Jr., and Aegious Simone’. She is an effective ordained minister of the Gospel.She served as the Assistant Secretary of the Young Pastors’/Ministers’ Department for over three years for the Virginia Baptist State Convention and also was the Corresponding Secretary for the TPBA. Dr. Perkins had a weekly radio ministry, WOOW 1340 AM, entitled “Salvation & Deliverance” that reached thousands of souls in the North Carolina area with astounding results. She has participated as a radio personality for 94.1 FM and selected to be on several television promos for CBN and appeared weekly on NOW Network TV airing in CA, MO, LA, TX & AL.
Dr. Perkins has preached/facilitated for countless services, conferences, revivals, worship & praise workshops and retreats. She has authored and published four books: "Deliver Me From…, 2nd edition;" "A Practical Guide for Understanding the Fruit of the Spirit-Introductory Booklet," "Equipping Spirit-Led Leaders: Empowering Current & Potential Leaders for Kingdom Service," and "Funeral Foolishness." Dr. Perkins is also the Executive Director of IP Ministries, sponsoring various conferences and services to teach the masses the message of the Kingdom of God with signs and wonders. It is to this end that she aims to set the captives free through preaching, principles, prophesying and praying.
This talented minister is a pianist/organist and an accomplished recording soloist. She is the founder of a network for women ministers called “K-WAN” Kingdom Women’s Alliance Network to develop the marketplace creativity that lies within. Dr. Perkins is an entrepreneur which includes a publishing company and an International Internet store marketing fashionable women, and men’s accessories. She was featured with her doctoral studies class on the cover of the August 2011 edition of the Believer’s Voice of Victory Magazine, which is published by Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Ft Worth, TX, and she was also selected to preach the Eucharist service out of over 400 students, on her doctoral graduation day, May 2013.
Her degrees include an ASB in Business Management, Harcourt Learning Center, Scranton, PA ; a BS in Business Administration, cum laude, and a MBA concentrating in Public Administration, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL; also a MA in Practical Theology & Interdisciplinary Studies, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA; and was conferred an earned Doctorate in Ministry, from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH. Dr. Perkins is also certified as an instructor in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, by Christian International, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. This preacher was also on the Board of Directors at Providence Theological Seminary, Norfolk, VA.
In pursuit of her 2nd doctoral degree, she is currently enrolled at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN, in the Ph.D. curriculum of Leadership and Organizational Change. She is on the Board of Directors for All is Well Foundation, Inc.