Billy Ingram, the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, Covington, Georgia, was born in Vero Beach, FL. He trusted Christ as a 10-year-old boy.
Sensing God’s call to ministry, Pastor Ingram enrolled at the Ambassador Baptist College. He 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. Through much prayer and deliberation, the Lord led the Ingrams to Falls Baptist Church and Baptist College of Ministry in Wisconsin. It was there they prepared 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.
He then traveled in full-time evangelism for several years before Canaan Baptist Church called him to be their pastor in September of 2014. Under Pastor Ingram’s leadership, the church engages in strategic and systematic ministry to minister to the counties surrounding the church. This includes age-specific Bible fellowships, young adult ministries, children’s ministries, and an area-wide bus ministry.
Pastor Ingram is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, 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 11, 2013, Wil was born August 10, 2015, and Gretchen was born September 12, 2016.