Ingram_inlineSTRYKER, Ohio—First Baptist Church ordained its pastor, Sean Ingram. In a service on Jan. 17, with many of his family and friends in attendance, Pastor Sean, as he likes to be called, received a certificate of ordination and a cash gift toward the purchase of books. He was also blessed by the laying on of hands from leaders in ministry, symbolizing the approval and support of First Baptist.

Ingram began his ministry at First Baptist Church in October 2014 following the retirement of Pastor Daniel Douglass, who had served there for 31 years. Douglass is now pastor emeritus, working along with Ingram in visitation.