Billy Ingram, the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, Covington, Georgia, was born in Vero Beach, FL. His early childhood days were impacted by his Christian family and grandfather who was a pastor.
1982 was a turning point in Pastor Billy Ingram’s life. It was on that day that, as a ten-year-old boy, he trusted Christ as his personal Saviour. His heart and passion for God are evident in his desire to introduce others to Christ and see them grow in their relationship with Him.
Sensing God’s call to ministry, Pastor Ingram enrolled at the Ambassador Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies and the Bible in 1997. After graduating from Bible College, Pastor Ingram served for three years in youth ministry. During this time the Lord was dealing with Pastor Ingram about full-time evangelism. Through much prayer and deliberation, the Lord led the Ingrams to Falls Baptist Church and Baptist College of Ministry in Wisconsin to prepare for the ministry of evangelism under the leadership of Pastor Wayne Van Gelderen Jr. Pastor Ingram earned a Master’s of Biblical Studies degree from Baptist College of Ministry in 2004.
Pastor Ingram was honored with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac Michigan in 2013.
Canaan Baptist Church, located 30 miles southeast of Atlanta, in Covington, Georgia, called Billy Ingram to be their pastor in September of 2014. Pastor Ingram has a deep love for Canaan Baptist. Under Pastor Ingram’s leadership, the church engages in strategic and systematic ministry to minister to the counties surrounding the church including age-specific Bible fellowships, young adult ministries, children’s ministries and an area-wide bus ministry.
Pastor Ingram is a frequent speaker at conferences and revival meetings throughout the United States.
Pastor Billy Ingram married the former Christy Lee Poole of Ocala, FL in 1997; they have three children. The Ingrams were married for 17 years before the Lord answered their prayer for children. Priscilla was born in November of 2013, Wil was born August 10, 2015, and Gretchen was born September 12, 2016.