Benjamin D. Haupt

Rev. Benjamin Haupt is an assistant professor practical theology and director of library services.

Haupt has been a Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty member since 2013.

His areas of interest and expertise include the history of the text of the New Testament, early Christianity prior to Constantine, the theology and practice of preaching, and pastoral leadership.

He earned his Master of Sacred Theology (2011) and Master of Divinity (2005) from Concordia Seminary. He received a bachelor’s degree (2000) from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon.

While studying for his Master of Divinity, he studied for a year at Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. After graduation he was installed as an associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Fla., and served there until 2008. From 2008-13 he was the sole pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Ga.

Haupt has been speaking and teaching since 2008 and has been involved with a variety of seminars ranging from lay-focused sessions for people in Haiti to breakout sessions at conferences throughout the United States. In addition to his teaching and speaking experience, he brings to the Seminary a wealth of research experience that ranges from assisting professors in the translation of published works on biblical topics, to using his library experience to find rare books for professors preparing publishable books.

His writing works include his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, “Tertullian’s Text of the Pauline and Catholic Epistles.”

He and his wife, Celina, have two children and live in St. Louis. Haupt and his family are avid travelers, Lego-maniacs and video gamers. Along with Provost Dr. Jeff Kloha, Haupt co-leads the Concordia Wine Society.


  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
  • Director of Library Services


  • History of the Text of the New Testament
  • Early Christianity Prior to Constantine
  • Theology and Practice of Preaching
  • Pastoral Leadership


  • S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • B.A., Concordia University, Mequon, Wis.

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

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