Linda S. Ingham graduated from Pierce Junior College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976 with an Associates in Science Degree and was a legal secretary until 1985, working primarily in the area of criminal and corporate law/litigation. During those years, and in being driven by a passion for music, she also held the Music Director position at Colwyn Baptist Church, gaining knowledge from courses at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. In that position, she organized the music program, directed three choirs and wrote and taught music theory classes.
In 1985, through a heart transformation, Linda switched careers and went into full-time ministry and has ministered in various ministry settings, including prison ministry, women's residential ministry and now Life Awakening since 2003. iIn 1993, she graduated from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Laverock, Pennsylvania, with a Certificate in Biblical Counseling and Advanced Certificate in Counseling. She also graduated, in 1995, from Philadelphia College of the Bible with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible and Leadership and was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
In 2003, she began ministry at Wellspring Garden Ministries, now called Life Awakening, and became the Executive Director in 2005. Since that time, she has written the book, God Moves Mountains One Pebble at a Time, the Healing Journey of Naomi Stoltzfus, the Toolkit for Victorious Living and her latest, Life Awakening's Journey, from a small prayer group to the Gospel Process Declaration Ministry. Linda also authored all of the Gospel Process materials that are reflected in this website. The Holy Spirit taught Linda the Gospel Process wherein people can apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to sin and pain so that they experience the Gospel’s power to become freed and healed from sin and pain no matter how deep they are lodged. Linda has spent endless hours taking people through this Process and can testify to its life-changing power. She believes everyone needs to apply the Gospel Process because everyone struggles and deals with sin and pain.
Linda believes that the Holy Spirit is a person’s primary teacher (I John 2:27) and has learned and is continuing to learn to trust Him to lead her in the various aspects of her life and ministry. She has lived a full single life and, certainly, like everyone else, has had her own sin and pain to deal with in this journey called life.
Miriam has served in diverse areas of ministry over the past 41 years. Currently, she is serving as the Administrative Assistant to Linda Ingham, as well as, the Education and Development Director for Life Awakening. She had the privilege of serving Promise Keepers as their National VSR Prayer Manager, which led her to Men At The Cross as their Prayer Director. She has served in various forms of ministry with Behold Israel, Associate Pastors to Church of the Great Commission/Global Awakening with her husband, Board member of Lancaster Garden of Hope, to name a few.
In 2006, Miriam and her husband Art founded, United As One International, a ministry who’s heartbeat is to bridge disunity among relationships, as well as, unifying the denominational gap in love and serving God hand in hand despite those doctrinal differences according to John 17:21.
In the fall of 2012, Miriam joined Life Awakening as a volunteer assisting in various areas. Most recently, she accepted the position of Development Director. She has been instrumental in the development of all of Life Awakening's printed materials. She also designed the new and improved website. Her love and devotion for Life Awakening is evident in her tireless efforts to do whatever it takes to provide excellence. Miriam is full of ideas and loves executing them.
Come Behold Israel was birthed in 2015 by Pastor Art, Miriam and a benefactor. They exist to serve God’s people in humility and love by building lasting relationships, partnering in ministries, and meeting the needs of those living in Israel. They also provide small (20-25 guests) annual trips to Israel so individuals can experience the land of the Bible and it's people. .
In January of 2019, Miriam was appointed as the Deputy National Ambassador at Large with Promise Keeper.
Today, men are looking to make a real difference in the world. They desire to live for something greater and deeper. Men are seeking more meaning, belonging, and purpose than any other time in human history. Men are yearning for a more rooted and authentic relationship with God, and to impact their families and communities.
This is why we are reigniting the Promise Keepers Movement.