Andrew H. Bartelt

DR. ANDREW H. BARTELT is the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology.

A Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty member since 1978, he is professor of exegetical theology (Old Testament) and serves as director of the Specific Ministry Pastor program.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991) and Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary (1976). He holds a Master of Arts degree (1977) and bachelor’s degree (1973) from Cambridge University, England, and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1971).

Bartelt teaches and has published in the areas of “First Testament” theology, interpretation and proclamation, especially in prophetic literature and poetry. He has taught and lectured extensively on theological education, pastoral formation, and issues of church and ministry.

His published work includes numerous essays and articles and his most recent sermon series, “The King is Coming! An Advent and Christmas Sermon Series” (Concordia Seminary Press). He is the author of The Book around Immanuel: Style and Structure in Isaiah 2-12 (Eisenbrauns) and co-author of Fundamental Biblical Hebrew/Fundamental Biblical Aramaic with Andrew E. Steinmann (Concordia Publishing House, CPH). He is currently working on the Isaiah 1-23 volume of the Concordia Commentary series with Dr. Paul Raabe.

In addition to his Seminary work, Bartelt serves as vice chair of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Commission on Theology and Church Relations and on the LCMS Specific Ministry Pastor committee. His served The Association of Theological Schools as an accreditation evaluator and as chair of the Chief Academic Officers Society.

Bartelt is pastoral assistant at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, St. Louis, where his weekly “Sunday Morning” Bible class is broadcast live on radio station KFUO-AM. He and his wife, Lucy, have three married daughters and two grandchildren.


  • Professor of Exegetical Theology (Old Testament)
  • Assistant for Accreditation


  • B.A., Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • B.A., Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • M.A., Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7013


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