Eddie Ingram, MSW

Confidential Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 415

Office Locations

First United Methodist Church
190 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28053

First UMC, Gastonia

First United Methodist Church in Gastonia is located in downtown Gastonia and can be reached from I-85 via either exit 19 from the north or exit 17 from the south. From exit 19 turn back across the interstate and proceed toward Gastonia for approximately one mile turning left at the second stop light onto Union St. Take the first right turn which is Main Street and just past the first stoplight the First UMC will be on your left.

Enter from the rear of the church. The receptionist can direct you downstairs to the Counseling Center.


Pineville United Methodist Church
110 S. Polk Street
Pineville, NC 28134

Pineville UMC, Pineville

Pineville UMC is located just south of the intersection of Polk Street (South Blvd.) and Highway 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road). From Charlotte, go south on South Blvd until it becomes Polk Street. After crossing Pineville-Matthews Road, the church will be immediately on the right.



Rev. Ingram has provided pastoral care for individuals, families, and groups while serving a number of churches in Western North Carolina as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church since 1994. He completed a Masters in Social Work in the spring of 2012, is a Licensed in Clinical Social Work, and certified in spiritual direction. He has significant experience working with individuals and groups in recovery from substance abuse both in inpatient and outpatient settings, and has worked with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including bi-polar disorder, depression, and relationship issues.


Rev. Ingram is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW). He completed a Masters of Social Work from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In addition to his ordination as an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Ingram is trained in spiritual direction from Sursum Corda Spiritual Direction Training Program. His clinical training includes Clinical Pastoral Education at Caromont Hospital in Gastonia, NC, the Detoxification Unit at Phoenix Counseling Center in Gastonia, NC, and the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program at Elite Community Health in Gastonia, NC.


Rev. Ingram has a passion for helping others achieve wholeness and healing in life. Foundational in the counseling relationship is the assertion that each person possesses the strengths and abilities necessary to overcome life's obstacles standing in the way of wholeness. All persons face a variety of problems in life, including relationship issues, physical and mental illness, and spiritual struggles. Rev. Ingram assists individuals, couples and groups to consider the multiple aspects of life's problems, as well as how perceptions of their life situation impact the ability to overcome life's challenges. Throughout the counseling relationship, Rev. Ingram will work with individuals to identify and claim positive and practical goals and an attainable course of treatment to achieve goals.

Mission Statement

Being dedicated to the healing of heart, mind, and soul, we provide excellent emotional, spiritual, and relational health care to all people of the Carolinas.

Sanctuary Counseling Group is an accredited service center of the Solihten Institute.