Jeffrey A. Gibbs

Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs is a professor of exegetical theology.

Gibbs has been a Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty member since 1992.

His areas of interest and expertise include the Synoptic Gospels, New Testament eschatology and Matthew.

He earned a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Va. (1995). He earned a Master of Sacred Theology (1988) and Master of Divinity (1979) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas.

After graduating from Concordia Theological Seminary, Gibbs was ordained in 1979 and was called to two congregations in northwestern Oregon. He served there for 10 years.
Gibbs has been a conference speaker for pastors and laity in many venues. He currently is the part-time pastoral assistant at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, and preaches and teaches the Scripture there regularly.

His writing works include Jerusalem and Parousia: Jesus’ Eschatological Discourse in Matthew’s Gospel (Concordia Publishing House [CPH], 2000); Matthew 1:1—11:1, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2006); and Matthew 11:2—20:32, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2010.)

Gibbs and his wife, Renee, live in St. Louis and are active in life-affirming ministry, especially on behalf of unborn children. When they are not traveling the country to visit their grown children and grandchildren they are both avid runners. Gibbs has a goal of running at least 1,000 miles each year.

Position

  • Professor of exegetical theology

Interests

  • Synoptic Gospels
  • New Testament eschatology
  • Matthew

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Va.
  • S.T.M., Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • B.A., Rice University, Houston, Texas

Contact Information

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7110
Email:  gibbsj@csl.edu

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