Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram is presiding prelate of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In this assignment, he will preside over seven annual conferences comprising Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda.
In 2000, Bishop Ingram was elected and consecrated as the 118th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His first appointment as a Bishop was to the Fifteenth Episcopal District, comprising Angola, Namibia and most of South Africa. Prior to his current assignment, Bishop Ingram served as President of the Council of Bishops and in his second assignment as bishop, served as the Presiding Prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District (TEXAS). Under his anointed leadership Bishop Ingram introduced the District to the Ten-Point Partnership Plan, a strategy for improving every aspect of life for the people of the Tenth Episcopal District.
Before his election to the Episcopacy, Bishop Ingram served for thirteen years as the Senior Minister of Oak Grove AME Church in Detroit, Michigan. Under his leadership, 2,400 members joined Oak Grove and more than 1,420 became tithers. Prior to his Oak Grove assignment, Bishop Ingram served as pastor of AME churches in Chicago, Springfield and Alton, Illinois. He also served two years on the religious staff at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Campus.
Bishop Ingram authored a number of publications that are heralded throughout African Methodism. Included among them are, Equipping The Saints For Service, The Spiritual Aptitude Test (S.A.T.), Manual For African Methodism: A Textbook For Teaching New Members And Nurturing Others In The Church, and The African Methodist Episcopal Church Pastor’s Journal And Quarterly Conference Record Book.
Bishop Ingram holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Antioch College, a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and is a Thirty-Third Degree Mason, Prince Hall Affiliation.
Bishop Ingram is married to The Reverend Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram, who is his devoted partner in ministry. They are the proud parents of one adult daughter, Jennifer Eman Keanne, and the grandparents of one treasured granddaughter, Jayda Eman Keanne.