Senior Pastor

Pastor Darold A. Ingram Jr. and Lady Jocelyn B. Ingram

The Reverend Darold A. Ingram, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The Historic Mount Hermon Baptist Church of Avondale, LA. Before beginning his kingdom assignment at Mount Hermon, he served tirelessly on the ministerial alliance at St. Mark Church in Orlando, FL under the leadership of Rev. Terence Gray, and the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church of New Orleans, LA, under the leadership of Dr. Fred Luter.

A native of Orlando, FL, Rev. Ingram attended Bethune-Cookman University located in Daytona Beach, FL., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. His hunger and desire to be enriched intellectually and spiritually led him to matriculate at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary located in New Orleans, LA. In addition, after earning his Master of Theological Studies degree, he continued his education at the Rawlings School of Divinity in Lynchburg, VA. He graduated in May 2017 with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Homiletics. In addition to providing leadership to Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Rev. Ingram has made great gains through community development to better serve the people of God.

At a young age, God has favored Rev. Ingram to preach on a myriad of platforms that range across the country, and across denominational lines. With a practical, yet insightful and charismatic preaching style, Rev. Ingram is dedicated to spreading the “good news” of Jesus Christ to everyone he meets. He is a young energetic preacher, revivalist and lecturer, who is called upon to empower and encourage the people of God as he travels the country proclaiming the Word of God. Having a heart for the community, Rev. Ingram is a member of several community organizations, such as, Jefferson Parish Cops and Clergy, NAACP, and he is also a chaplain for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is also a long standing member of the noble clan of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc., and currently serves on the National Chaplain’s Committee interceding for Kappa men across the world. Rev. Ingram is married to the former Jocelyn Gray, and she too works by his side in ministry.


3512 US Hwy 90 | Avondale, LA 70094