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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.

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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.


Chip is the author of fifteen books, including his most recent releases: Culture Shock, Spiritual Simplicity, Good to Great in God's Eyes and Overcoming Emotions that Destroy. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four children and eight grandchildren.


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 through the Bible. Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.


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.

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.

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  • I knew this is what I wanted for my life and future relationships, and I’m thankful Chip’s message in the series, "Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships" showed me the value of diligently pursuing that path God has for me, even though it is not easy.
    Jacey .
  • I've been confused about topics such as human sexuality and homosexuality for a long time, but thanks to your Culture Shock series, I feel like I understand these truths for the first time!
    Rianne Brissette
  • “How to Suffer Well” was especially timely for me. I found the Living on the Edge radio broadcast right after God called my husband of 37 years home after a two-year battle with cancer.
    Linda Rich
  • For the longest time, I had stopped going to church and I was running away from God. Through Living On The Edge, I have turned my life around.
    Raymond Larabee Jr
  • I was introduced the Balancing Life's Demands group study in my small group over two years ago, and ever since I've been hooked on all of Living on the Edge’s practical teachings.
    ryan roman
  • The series True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian has really spoken to me. Especially the sermon on why good things happen to bad people
    Katie Turner
  • "Your ministry at Living on the Edge has helped lift me up spiritually."
    Chanin Young
  • "Every time I hear Chip I want to really experience God as He intended."
    James Gantt
  • "I want God first in my life."
    John Smith
  • "I want to be a joyful and winsome Christian all the rest of my life..."
    Steve O'Brien
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