Chip Ingram Bio, Age, Family, Education, Wife, Children, Career, Nationality, Net Worth, Work

Chip Ingram  Biography

Ralph Browne “Chip” Ingram is a Christian pastor, teacher, and author. He is a pastor for over 30 years and also is the founder, teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge. This is an international teaching and discipleship ministry.

Chip is also the author of many books, including Culture shock, The real Heaven, The Real God, The Invisible War and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships.

Chip Ingram Age

He was on June 21, 1954, in Columbus, Ohio where he also grew up Currently, he is 64 years old.

Chip Ingram Family

His family results are still under review.

Chip Ingram  Education

Chip finished his Undergraduate work at West Liberty State College. He later went on to earn a Master of Education from West Virginia University, also a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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Chip Ingram  Wife

He is married to his wife Theresa

Chip Ingram  Children

Ingram and his wife are blessed with four children among Jason Ingram and 12 grandchildren.

Chip Ingram Early Career

Ingram 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.” As a result, by the time 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.

Chip Ingram  intersection of faith and basketball

Throughout high school and college, Ingram was an avid basketball player. After high school, he found himself at a summer camp playing basketball with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At first, Ingram “was more than a little skeptical” of the Christians he met at the camp. Yet, he couldn’t deny the sincerity of these student-athletes’ faith – or their love for one another.

It was also during that time that Ingram began to wonder about the purpose of his life. He realized that up until that point he had attained success and achieved his goals, yet he didn’t have peace or purpose in his life. He began asking, “If God exists, what does He really want from me?”

One day at camp, Ingram opened his Bible and began reading Romans 12. As he read, he realized that God simply wanted his heart, his life, and a joyful relationship with him. God did not want him to follow a set of rules and attend “boring religious services where people don’t live what they actually believe.”[6] That same week, Ingram became a Christian when he “heard the news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Ingram went on to graduate from West Liberty State College in 1976. Afterward, he 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.

While he was on tour, he caught a vision that God could use an ordinary person like him to accomplish extraordinary things. Ingram 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  Ministry

Ingram began his pastoral ministry in 1982 at a small, rural church near Dallas, Texas. While he was there, it grew from 30 to 500 people. He became the senior pastor for Santa Cruz Bible Church in Santa Cruz, California in 1990 where 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. Ingram moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2003 to become president and chief executive officer of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, succeeding Bruce Wilkinson.

In 2009, Ingram became the Senior Pastor for Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California. 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.

Chip Ingram Living On The Edge

Chip serves as CEO & Teaching Pastor of Living on the Edge – an international teaching and discipleship ministry. For over thirty-five years, Chip has pastored churches ranging from 60 to 6,000 and served as president of Walk Thru the Bible.

Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Chip Ingram Nationality

He is an American native.

Chip Ingram Net Worth

Ralph Browne is estimated at $1.3 million.

Chip Ingram Work / Books

-Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today’s Most Divisive Issues.
-Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships.
-Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More.
-True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian.
-Living on the Edge: Dare to Experience True Spirituality.
-Good to Great in God’s Eyes.
-Finding God When You Need Him Most.
-The Miracle of Life Change How God Transforms His Children.
-Overcoming Emotions that Destroy.
-Holy Ambition: What it Takes to Make a Difference for God.
-The Invisible War. Baker Books.
-Effective Parenting in a Defective World: How to Raise Kids Who Stand Out from the Crowd. Focus on the Family.
-Sex 180: The Next Revolution.
-God As He Longs for You to See Him.
-Holy Transformation: What It Takes for God to Make a Difference in You.
-I Am With You Always.


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Please pray for me as I teach 3 Easter services at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. The congregation has been through a very difficult time. Please pray that God will use me to deliver His Word in a way that would bring healing and encouragement to the thousands who attend this weekend, and that many would come to know Christ for the first time as their Savior.

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