William C. Weinrich, Th.D.

Professor of Historical Theology


Dr. William C. Weinrich is professor of Early Church History and Patristic Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1972), and received his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland (1977).

He joined the seminary faculty in 1975, teaching History and New Testament and was Academic Dean 1996-2006. He served as Rector of the Luther Academy in Riga, Latvia, (2007-2010) where he taught extensively and oversaw the pastoral ministry program. He returned to the classroom at CTS in 2011and is currently writing the Concordia Commentary volume on the Gospel of John.

Dr. Weinrich served on the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (1992-2001); Doctrinal Review Commission (1992-1998); Third Vice President, LCMS (1998-2001); Fifth Vice President, LCMS (2001-2004). He also served 30 years in the Indiana Air National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2002.