Merwin R. Ido graduate from Hardin-Simmons and Midwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary. He served churches in South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Missouri.
He was a retired Army chaplain and is best known in Florida as serving as pastor
of First Baptist Church of Greater Miami.
Secondary Source: Flroida Baptist Witness, December 20, 1984, p. 6.
HENRY S. INABNIT
Henry S. Inabnit (May 2, 1904-February 3, 1954) was born in Tampa, Florida.
At age 33 he was called to preach and was ordained by Idlewild Baptist Church
in Tampa. He served as pastor of Six Mile Creek Church at Okeechobee and at
After leaving Florida, Inabnit served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Prichard,
Alabama, and East Gadsden Baptist Church from 1947 to 1953, where he was pastor
at the time of his death.
Secondary Source: Florida Baptist Witness, February 25, 1954, p. 12.
HOWARD EDWARD INGRAHAM
Harold Edward Ingraham (February 24, 1898-February 6, 1975) was born at Hogan,
Georgia. He was the son of Frank Jarvis Ingraham (1869-1936) and Georgia Stroberg
Ingraham (1859-1936). At about age ten, Ingraham moved to Jacksonville, Florida.
He was converted in a revival meeting being led by H. R. Holcomb at Main Street
Baptist Church in January 1913. He received the Th.G. degree from The Southern
Baptist Theolgoical Seminary after two years of study.
Ingraham succeeded Arthur Flake as secretary of the Sunday School Administration
in 1936 and served until 1966.
He married Sybil Ley on July 18, 1924 at the Florida Baptist Assembly where
they had met four years earlier. They had three children; Marcia Lu (1925),
Anna Ley (1927), and Frank (1929).
Secondary Source: Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
OSCAR EVON INGRAM
Oscar Evon Ingram (1923-2002) graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ingram pastored churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
Robert Ingram served as pastor of Oak-Griner Baptist Church in 1925 and 1926.
Ingram was bivocational and worked as a bookkeeper for the Arlo Box Company
Secondary Source: James Leland Luffman, Oak-Griner Baptist Church, p. 31.
J. ALVIN INMAN
J. Alvin Inman was pastor of First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach, and preached
the Florida Baptist Convention sermon in 1944.
Secondary Source: Florida Baptist Witness, January 20; February 3, 1944.
LYNN ELTON IRWIN
Lynn Elton Irwin (1923-1999) was born in Homestead, Florida. Irwin pastored Calvary Baptist Church, Pensacola and Trinity Baptist Church, Pensacola. Irwin married Fern Kathleen Robertson in 1946.