Victor A. Raj

As mission professor of exegetical theology, Dr. Victor Raj teaches courses on St. Luke, Galatians, and Colossians in the department of exegetical theology. He teaches a course on world religions which belong in the department of systematic theology. Under the practical theology department, he teaches the theology of mission and mission and ministry seminar courses.

Dr. Raj has served as guest instructor at the Lutheran Seminary Baguio the Philippines, and Gurukul Theological Seminary and research Institute, India. He also takes students to India for cross-cultural exposure. Dr. Raj’s main focus is on mission and communicating the Gospel cross-culturally.

Dr. Raj is a regular guest at the KFUO Ask the Pastor program, the afternoon show, and leads Christ Memorial Church’s Breakfast Bible Study in the summer. He preaches for mission festivals and speaks in adult Bible Classes in Lutheran Congregations.

He is editor of Missio Apostolica, journal of the Lutheran Society for Missiology. He also serves on the board of directors of the Society. Dr. Raj has published The Hindu Connection, Roots of the New Age, and co- edited Theology of the Cross for the 21st Century, both CPH publications. He has contributed individual chapters to various volumes on mission, pluralism, and world religions.

In June 2010 Dr. Raj presented a sectional paper on “Three Circles of Jesus Followers” at the LCMS theologians’ conference which the journal Missiology is considering for publication.

Dr. Raj’s essay on the Emerging Church is appearing in a festschrift that is forthcoming. He has contributed a chapter on God, caste, and community to a volume the Lutheran Heritage Foundation will be publishing yet this year. He is interested in leading workshops and/or seminars on Mission, Pluralism and Christian Witness, and World Religions and Christian Response.


  • The Buehner-Duesenberg Chair in Missions
  • Professor of Exegetical Theology
  • Assistant Director, Institute for Mission Studies


  • B.Sc., Kerala University, Trivandrum, India
  • B.D., Gurukul College, Madras, India
  • S.T.M., Th.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.


Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7116

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