Professor of Counseling
Dr. Fred Gingrich joined the faculty in 2005 as associate professor of counseling and became chair of the counseling division in 2007. He is a clinical member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association, and Christians for Biblical Equality.
Dr. Gingrich earned a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer Seminary), an MA from St. Paul University in Canada, and a BA from Carleton University, also in Canada.
In 2005, he returned to North America after eight years of service as professor of counseling at Alliance Biblical Seminary (now Alliance Graduate School) in the Philippines where he directed the MA programs in Christian counseling and marriage and family ministry. He also developed the EdD counseling program offered by the Asia Graduate School of Theology, a consortium of nine seminaries in the Philippines, and continues to serve as adjunct faculty and advisor with this program.
Prior to his work in the Philippines, Dr. Gingrich served as professor of counseling and dean of student life at Emmanuel Bible College in Ontario, Canada. During this time he co-directed Christian Family Ministries. He has continued a private practice throughout his teaching career. Before teaching, he was a therapist at the Christian Counseling Ottawa (Ontario, Canada).
Dr. Gingrich has written a number of articles and presented at professional conferences in the areas of marital and premarital counseling, counselor supervision, and care and counsel as mission.
"Strengthening family Resilience to Trauma. In Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy. IVP, forthcoming.
"Pastoral Counseling in the Philippines: A Perspective from the West." In International Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling. Routledge, 2002.