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Rev. Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr. serves the Lord as a missionary in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. His work is in partnership with Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, where he continues to serve as the chairman and professor of exegetical theology. This unique partnership makes it possible for Arthur to serve part-time in this region under LCMS’ Office of International Missions.
In Latin America, Arthur serves as a theological educator, teaching various classes at the Seminario Concordia el Reformador in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He also serves as a missionary pastor in the Dominican Republic and in Spain, mentoring other LCMS missionaries serving in these countries and sharing the Gospel and the Sacraments through visits with church members.
Arthur is from New England, and he currently attends Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He received his Master of Divinity in New Testament from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and his Master of Sacred Theology (STM) in New Testament and Liturgics from Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. He also received his doctorate degree in New Testament from the Durham University, England. Arthur has served as a professor at Concordia Theological Seminary since 1984. Over the years, he has been involved with several mission efforts around the world, such as helping to start a Lutheran seminary in Siberia, serving as a pastor with the Lutheran church in Spain and working alongside deaconesses in Kenya. Arthur’s interests include golf, reading fiction and poetry, fly-fishing and gardening.
Arthur’s wife, Linda, supports him as he serves in Latin America. She also assists in the LCMS regional office in the Dominican Republic. Her hometown is Fort Wayne, Ind., and she also attends Saint Paul Lutheran Church. Linda enjoys reading, genealogy and spending time with her grandchildren.
Pray for Arthur as he serves in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Pray for the works of mercy being done at the Centro de Misericordia in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Pray for the faculty and students at the Seminario Concordia el Reformador in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Ask God to sustain the pastors and congregants in the Lutheran church throughout the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Pray for the seminarians in the Lutheran church in Spain. Let us give thanks that Arthur is serving in this part of the world.