Ralph Browne popularly known as “Chip” Ingram II is a Christian pastor, author, and teacher. who is the founder, teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. check out his biography, age, career, family, wife, net worth.
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Chip Ingram Profile Summary
Ralph Browne “Chip” Ingram II
June 21, 1954
Place of Birth
Ralph Browne Ingram (Father), Martha Ann Carpenter (Mother)
Eric Ingram (son), Jason Ingram (son), Ryan Ingram (son), Annie Ingram (daughter)
Pastor, Author, Orator
Chip Ingram Biography
Ralph Browne “Chip” Ingram II who was born on June 21, 1954, Columbus, Ohio, is a Christian pastor, author, and teacher. He grew up in what he called “a negative religious environment”. In his book, “Living on the Edge: Dare to Experience True Spirituality”, Ingram recounts growing up in a church that did not believe in the Bible or in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “We read our prayers, we said the right things, we fulfilled our religious duty, and then we went home. There was absolutely no expectation that what we did on Sunday would have any impact on how we lived the rest of the week.”
When Ingram was a teenager, he was disengaged from church and God. He recalls, “I wanted to believe, but the older I got, the less interested I became in going through the religious motions and pretending and saying things that no one lived or believed”.
Ingram graduated from West Liberty State College in 1976. He went on to earn a Master of Education from West Virginia University and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He later received an invitation from Sports Ambassadors to travel overseas with other college basketball players from around the nation using basketball as a vehicle for evangelism. During the next two summers he would go onto ball out on “dem folks”, dunking on people then spreading the Gospel to them, Ingram toured the Caribbean, South America, and Asia with three international basketball teams, a trip that he said to be the turning point of his life. And while he was on tour, he caught a vision that God could use an ordinary person like him to accomplish extraordinary things. It was then he started to believe that God was not calling him to coach athletes, but to “coach” people for Jesus Christ and become a pastor.
Chip Ingram Career/Ministry
Ingram began his pastoral ministry at Country Bible Church in Kaufman, Texas, a rural community near Dallas, Texas, in 1982. While he was there, it grew from 30 to 500 people. He later became the senior pastor for Santa Cruz Bible Church in Santa Cruz, California, in 1990 and there, he led a church congregation of 1,000 that grew to over 4,000.
In 1995, he founded Living on the Edge as a nationally syndicated radio ministry, which has since grown into an international Christian discipleship ministry and in 2003, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to become president and chief executive officer of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, succeeding Bruce Wilkinson. Ingram became the Senior Pastor for Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, where he served from 2009 – 2018.
Today, Ingram serves as CEO and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge. He is the author of 15 books and several small group ministry studies.
Ingram has authored many books and these include:
Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today’s Most Divisive Issues. Baker Books. 2014.
Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Baker Books. 2015.
Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More. Howard Books. 2012.
True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian. Howard Books. 2012.
Living on the Edge: Dare to Experience True Spirituality. Howard Books. 2011.
Good to Great in God’s Eyes. Baker Books. 2012.
Finding God When You Need Him Most. Revel. 2013.
The Miracle of Life Changed How God Transforms His Children. Moody Publishers. 2004.
Overcoming Emotions that Destroy. Baker Books. 2010.
Holy Ambition: What it Takes to Make a Difference for God. Moody Publishers.
The Invisible War. Baker Books. 2007.
Effective Parenting in a Defective World: How to Raise Kids Who Stand Out from the Crowd. Focus on the Family. 2007.
Sex 180: The Next Revolution. Baker Books. 2005.
God As He Longs for You to See Him. Baker Books. 2006.
Holy Transformation: What It Takes for God to Make a Difference in You. Moody Publishers. 2003.
I Am With You Always. Baker Books. 2004.
Chip Ingram Wife
Ingram is married to Theresa Ingram. Their marriage is blessed with four children (three boys and one girl): Eric Ingram, Jason Ingram, Ryan Ingram and Annie Ingram