Rev. Benjamin Haupt is an assistant professor Practical Theology and director of library services at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Haupt has been a 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, and he received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon (2000).
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 in the 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. He helps lead the Concordia Wine Society.
History of the text of the New Testament
Early Christianity prior to Constantine
Theology and practice of preaching