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Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs

Professor Emeritus of Exegetical Theology

Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs is a professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

He retired in 2020 after 28 years of distinguished service. At the time of his retirement, he was professor of Exegetical Theology.

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

He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. (1995). He earned a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1988, 1979). He also received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Rice University in 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); Matthew 11:2—20:32, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2010); and Matthew 21:1-28:20, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2018).

Gibbs and his wife, Renee, live in St. Louis and are active in life-affirming ministry, especially on behalf of unborn children. They have four grown children and more than a dozen grandchildren, the total number of which is happily beyond their control.