Rev. Dr.  Andrew H. Bartelt was the speaker for the 2017 Reformation Service at Town and Country Lutheran Church in Sacramento on Sunday, October 29th.

Dr. Bartelt is the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  A Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty member since 1978, Bartelt is professor of Exegetical Theology (Old Testament).  His areas of interest and expertise include the Hebrew language, Prophets (Isaiah), Hebrew poetry and biblical theology.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1991) and Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary (1976). He also holds a master’s degree (1977) and bachelor’s degree (1973) from Cambridge University, England, and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1971).

Bartelt teaches and has published in the areas of “First Testament” theology, interpretation and proclamation, especially in prophetic literature and poetry. He has taught and lectured extensively on theological education, pastoral formation, and issues of church and ministry.

He is the author of The Book around Immanuel: Style and Structure in Isaiah 2-12 (Eisenbrauns) and co-author of Fundamental Biblical Hebrew/Fundamental Biblical Aramaic with Andrew E. Steinmann (Concordia Publishing House, CPH). He is currently working on the Isaiah 1-39 volumes of the Concordia Commentary series with Seminary Professor Dr. Paul Raabe.

In addition to his Seminary work, Bartelt serves as vice chair of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Commission on Theology and Church Relations and on the LCMS Specific Ministry Pastor committee. He has served the Association of Theological Schools as an accreditation evaluator and as chair of the Chief Academic Officers Society.

He and his wife, Lucy, have three married daughters and two grandchildren. He enjoys a round of golf when he can.

To view his sermon, "A Sure and Mighty Fortress:  God's 'Little' Word", click here.