The Rev. Barrett Ingram, a Louisiana native who has spent 10 years as a pastor in Texas, will preach his first sermon as the new pastor of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 18.

The public is invited to the 10:45 a.m. worship service at the church, 9340 Florida Blvd. A reception will be held Feb. 25 after the worship service in the Activity Building. Presbyterian Women and the congregational care committee will be the sponsors.

Born and reared in Lake Charles, Ingram is a graduate of Barbe High School and Millsaps University in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2006, he graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a master’s degree in divinity.

At Vanderbilt he worked in campus ministry then moved for six months to Atlanta to work as a hospital chaplain at the Atlanta Medical Center. He completed a clinical pastoral education program and took classes at Columbia Theological Seminary and other seminaries.

Ingram moved to Lufkin, Texas, and after a year at First Presbyterian Church was ordained at Westminster Presbyterian in Galveston where he served as pastor for five years. 

For the past five years, Ingram has served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Navasota, Texas, a rural area between Houston and College Station.

His 10 years in ministry have been diversified with city and country churches. He always has served in Presbytery and community activities.