Dr. Rebecca Ingram was born in Fort Pierce, Florida to the parents of Jonathan and Louise Ingram. Her grandmother, Mother Mattie Jenkins, and other relatives were instrumental in founding and organizing the Church of God on the canal bank in Fort Pierce. Dr. Ingram’s mother and grandmother were great prayer warriors and were mightily used of God in the healing ministry. She grew up in the church of God and the Presiding Bishop, Bishop Frederick LaFleur selected her to attend the conventions and represent the youth department. Dr. Ingram participated in all activities of the local church and was a youth minister and of her siblings and other relatives are serving the Lord as pastors, evangelists, missionaries and other positions in the kingdom.
Dr. Ingram attended the local schools and graduated with honors from Lincoln Park Academy. She was also one of the commencement speakers. Immediately after high school, she became the first African-American to be employed with the telephone company, Southern Bell. Dr. Ingram later transferred to Miami, Florida and received a promotion as a business representative for the company. While being employed with the company she received many honors.
Dr. Ingram has many professional accomplishments. She received her Associates of Arts degree from Miami Dade College and is a graduate of the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. She received her Master's degree from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Ingram also completed post graduate studies at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida and the University of Florida. Additionally, Dr. Ingram received a Juris Doctor degree from Nova University, Shepard Broad Law Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and an honorary doctorate degree from Smith Christian University.
Prior to becoming a private attorney, Dr. Ingram was employed by Miami Dade County as a Project Attorney with the Hurricane Andrew Project. She later became an Assistant County Attorney with the Broward County Attorney's Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has the distinction of being the first African-American and the first woman to be inducted into the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in the field of law. She is licensed to practice in the Southern District Court of Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States.
She was ordained in the church of God and is an international evangelist having traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Presently, she is the President of Missionary Network, Inc. (“The Network”) which is a nonprofit organization. “The Network” sponsors a twenty-four hour a day prayer teleconferencing ministry and is the sponsor of the Wells of Living Water Conference. Dr. Ingram’s goal is to be a bridge to bring the Body of Christ together in love for the work of the ministry and to build the kingdom.
Dr. Ingram is also involved in other community organizations and community projects. She is blessed to have two daughters, Beth Donaldson and Ja`nine Bryant and two granddaughters, Brooke and Bre` Bryant.
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