Jerry D. Ingalls serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church of New Castle, Indiana. He is an ordained minister and has been serving ABC-USA churches in pastoral ministry since 2003. Prior to serving in pastoral ministry, Jerry honorably served in the US Army as an Infantry Officer with assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division (2-505th PIR) and the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program, earning awards such as the US Army Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Wings, and the Expert Infantryman Badge. Additionally, Jerry served as a Chaplain Candidate and graduated from the US Army Chaplain School (2007). He has earned a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Pastoral Studies with honors from Grace Theological Seminary (2020), a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Fuller Theological Seminary (2008), an MS in Counseling and Student Development from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (2000), and a BS in Psychological Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1996). Jerry was a 1996 Academic All-American athlete at West Point, the 1996 IC4A Champion, and still holds the Academy and Patriot League records in the hammer throw. He competed in the 1996 & 2000 USA Track & Field Olympic Team Trials, narrowly missing Team USA for the Sydney Games (see Gerald Ingalls under 2000 Summer Olympic Games Alumni at https://www.armywcap.com/olympian-paralympian/olympic-alumni). Jerry married Kimberly in 1999 and by God’s grace they have been blessed with three wonderful children. Jerry enjoys reading with his children, camping with his family, backcountry hiking, trail running, and competing at the master’s level in track and field. Jerry recently became the new varsity boys and girls throws coach at New Castle High School and is excited for his first season helping the student-athletes live like champions.