Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram

Teacher. Author. Pastor. Coach.

Chip Ingram's passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, coach and teacher for more than twenty-five years, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God's truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways. Watch Chip's Story »


Chip's direct, practical teaching style helps everyday believers apply God's truth to relevant issues, relationships and challenges. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. In his winsome, down-to-earth way, he reveals Bible truth about God's perspective on marriage, understanding love and sex, raising kids, money and how to overcome painful emotion and circumstances.

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Chip is the author of fifteen books, including his most recent releases: Culture Shock, True Spirituality, and Good to Great in God's Eyes. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide.

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Today, Chip serves as senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and CEO & Teaching Pastor of Living on the Edge – an international teaching and discipleship ministry. Over the last twenty-five years Chip has pastored churches ranging from 500 to 5,000 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.

Venture Christian Church

Venture Christian Church exists to transform the Bay Area from a place of spiritual darkness to a global center of teaching and discipleship of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This dynamic church, based in Los Gatos, CA, partners with Living on the Edge and like-minded churches in the area to accomplish it's mission of producing r12 Christians… here, there and everywhere.


An avid basketball player throughout high school and college, Chip originally envisioned a career as a coach. As God’s plan unfolded, he realized his calling was not to coach athletes, but to coach people. He has a unique ability to challenge believers to live out their faith in ways that help them experience God’s presence like never before … and still plays basketball regularly.


Chip's passion for coaching is most evident in Primemovers, a ministry of Living on the Edge for high impact 'spiritual entrepreneurs.' This unique six-month, facilitated discovery process was designed to reveal God's unique dream for your life with fresh vision and clarity. The unique Primemovers process blends directed personal study with monthly group sessions with like-minded peers. The result will encourage, challenge and ultimately equip you to live out God's call on your life at an entirely new level.