History of the Restoration Movement

Van Buron Ingram


Van Buron Ingram, Jr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 22, 1922. He was baptized by C.A. Buffington in 1937. He was married to the former Gloria Peters on December 17, 1944. They had four children, Dee, Tommy, Becky and Patsy.

His training consisted of attendance to Alabama Christian College/Faulkner University, Georgia State University, and Lipscomb University. His graduate studies were done at the University of Tennessee in School and Social Work, in Nashville.

Brother Ingram served churches in Ozark, Alabama from 1944-1947, Ocoee, Florida, 1948-1950, the Willow Branch church in Jacksonville, Florida from 1950-1952, the West End church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1952-1955, the church in East Point, Georgia from 1955-1960, and the Woodson Chapel church from 1960.

He served for a time on the faculty of Lipscomb University. While there he served as superintendent for Elam Hall. He conducted Radio Evangelism while living in Sanford, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, and Montgomery, Alabama. He spent many years assisting the Agape of North Alabama helping foster and potential adoption for children.

He passed from this life October 4, 2009, and was buried in the Bethel church of Christ Cemetery, just east of Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama.

-Sources: Preachers of Today, Volume 3, p.212, Volume 4, p.

Gospel Advocate Obituary

VERNON, ALA. - Van Buron Ingram Jr., 87, died Oct. 4, 2009. Ingram was born June 22, 1922, in Montgomery, Ala., to Van Buron Ingram Sr. and Bessie Furlong Ingram. He was in the first graduating class of Montgomery Bible College and received a B. A. degree from David Lipscomb University and a master's in social work from the University of Tennessee. He preached for congregations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Ingram had a passion for helping hurting children and families and did so through his diligent work with children in Mt. Dora, Fla.. and with Greater Chattanooga Christian Services, Tennessee Orphans Home and his many years as director of Agape of North Alabama. After retirement, Ingram and his wife began working with Sojourners, traveling to meet the needs of churches, schools and Christian camps. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Peters Ingram of Vernon; two daughters, Rebecca Click and Patsy Webber, both of Vernon; a son, Thomas Ingram of Knoxville. Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glynn Ingram of Nashville; and two sisters, Norene Brock of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Virginia Guthrie of Birmingham. Ala. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, William Hunter Lawrence. --

-Gospel Advocate, Jan. 10, 2010, 41.

Directions To The Grave of Van Ingram

Van and Gloria Ingram are buried in the Bethel Cemetery behind the Bethel Church of Christ, just east of Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama. Head east of Vernon on Hwy. 18 for a mile and the Bethel church of Christ will be on the right. Head up the hill into the parking area behind the building. The cemetery will be straight ahead. You will be heading south into the cemetery, and you will want to make your way toward the rear, but not quite to the rear of the cemetery on the right to find the Ingram family plot.

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