Seeing Beyond the Impossible


Pastor Ingolf Kronstad was born in Canton, OH but raised in Minneapolis, MN where he had many opportunities to serve with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He participated at the Pastor’s Evangelistic Training conferences in Chicago and Minnesota and years later was Chairman of the Church Designation Committee when the Crusade was held at the Kingdome in Seattle. Over the years, he has served as Pastoral Counselor Supervisor for the Telephone Counseling Center receiving nationwide calls during the quarterly Crusade television programs.

Pastor Ingolf Kronstad has had an illustrious pastoral career in urban and suburban churches as well as new church plants. Gifted in multi-cultural settings, he has pastored Chinese and Filipino churches in the Puget Sound Area. He founded Church Planting and Renewal-North West (CPR-NW), a ministry that helps analyze, evaluate and encourage declining churches so they can be restored to health and become a foundation for new healthy church plants.

For several years he was a Professor of Practical Theology at Cascade Bible College in Bellevue, WA. While in the Ukraine, he taught Church Planting and Biblical Leadership at Zaporozhye Bible College.

He is certified as a Pastoral Life Coach and enjoys encouraging and stimulating pastors that face life and ministry challenges. In addition, for 15 years he served as a King County Police and Fire Chaplain responding to 911 emergency crisis calls as well as making in-person death notifications 24/7.

For over 15 years, Ingolf has served as a Board Member of East Gates Ministries International and currently is Chairman. He fully supports and encourages the various ministries of East Gates. “I have known Rev. Ned and Christina Graham for over 15 years and consider it a privilege to know them both as prayer partners and as friends with a tremendous heart for ministry in China.”