Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer
President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Dale A. Meyer serves as President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He was the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour radio program from 1989 to 2001, and since November 2017 has returned to the airwaves as part-time Speaker while concurrently at Concordia Seminary. Dr. Meyer is the author of Word Alive! 52 Selected Sermons by Dale A. Meyer (2017), and Timely Reflections: A Minute a Day with Dale Meyer (2014). He also writes The Meyer Minute, a popular online devotion published each weekday. Dr. Meyer is one of six Seminary faculty members and St. Louis-area pastors who participate in a dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark, which they have brought to numerous churches around the country.
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Books by Dr. Meyer
These 52 inspirational sermons will engage, encourage, comfort, and challenge your life through God’s living and active Word!
Enjoy this collection of 365 thought-provoking devotions from the ever-popular Meyer Minute weekday online series.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. Meyer serves as President of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, a position he has held since 2005. He is also a professor of Practical Theology at the Seminary, and enjoys teaching homiletics to the students in addition to his other responsibilities. Dr. Meyer is one of six Seminary faculty and St. Louis-area pastors who participate in The Gospel of Mark, a dramatic presentation.
An outstanding institution, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Visit csl.edu to learn more.
Lutheran Hour Ministries
From 1989 to 2001, Dr. Meyer served as Speaker of The Lutheran Hour. “The twelve years I was privileged to work at The Lutheran Hour were years of countless blessings,” Dr. Meyer recounts in his new book, Word Alive! 52 Selected Sermons by Dale A. Meyer. About a third of the sermons in the book come from his original broadcasts. In late 2017, Dr. Meyer returned to the airwaves as part-time Speaker, along with Dr. Ken Klaus. Dr. Meyer’s current Lutheran Hour sermons are available online at lutheranhour.org. Now you can listen to his messages anytime, anywhere! Lutheran Hour Ministries is a worldwide organization that brings the Gospel message to millions of people all over the world. Visit lhm.org to learn more.
The Meyer Minute
Since November 2000, Dr. Meyer has been sharing his spiritual insights and wisdom with thousands of readers every weekday through his online devotional series, The Meyer Minute. These brief, thought-provoking messages are designed to give recipients “a minute’s worth of reading for a day’s worth of reflection.” Dr. Meyer’s first book, Timely Reflections: A Minute a Day with Dale Meyer, is a devotional collection of 365 Meyer Minutes.
If you would like to receive The Meyer Minute via email every weekday morning, simply send an email to DaleAMeyer@aol.com with “subscribe” in the subject line. Add Dale Meyer on Facebook to see the latest Meyer Minutes in your news feed, or visit the Meyer Minute blogsite, themeyerminute.typepad.com, which includes an extensive online archive.
The Gospel of Mark
Dr. Meyer is one of six Seminary faculty members and St. Louis-area pastors who participate in a dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark, which they have brought to numerous churches around the country. Each of the six participants brings to life a different section of Mark’s Gospel; Dr. Meyer presents Mark 1:9–4:34. The entire presentation lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission. Visit csl.edu to view a video clip, learn more about the participants, and inquire about arranging a presentation for your church. An excellent DVD of the presentation can be purchased from the Concordia Seminary online store at csl.edu.
Dale A. Meyer was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He completed a B.A. in 1969 at Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a 1973 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, earning a Master of Divinity degree. He earned an M.A. (1974) and a Ph.D. (1986) in classical languages from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1993, Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
Meyer began his pastoral career serving as pastor of St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy, Illinois and St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Memphis, Illinois from 1974 to 1981. He served on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri from 1979 to 1981 as a guest instructor and 1981 to 1984 as an assistant professor teaching classes in New Testament and homiletics and as the director of Resident Field Education. From 1984 to 1988, Dr. Meyer served as senior pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois. From 1989 to 2001, Dr. Meyer was speaker on the radio program The Lutheran Hour and until 2003 he was the host of the television show On Main Street.
Dr. Meyer joined the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis again in 2001. He served as the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Chair in Homiletics and Literature at Concordia from 2001-2005. He served as the interim president from 2004 to 2005 and became the tenth president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2005. He also serves as a Professor of Practical Theology.
Dr. Meyer has served our synod at-large over the years in several capacities. He served as third vice-president of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) from 1995 to 1998. He was a charter board member of ALOA (Association of Lutheran Older Adults), has served as an honorary director of God’s Word to the Nations Bible Society and as a member of the Standing Committee on Pastoral Ministry for The LCMS. He was pastoral adviser for the Southern Illinois District of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League and has served as first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary, and circuit counselor of the Southern Illinois District of The LCMS.
Meyer has written numerous sermons and columns for Lutheran Hour Ministries, including the booklets “Coping with Cancer” and “Real Men.” He coauthored The Crosses of Lent, in-depth Bible studies of Matthew and Prophecy in the LifeLight series and authored “The Place of the Sermon in the Order of Service” in Concordia’s book Liturgical Preaching for Concordia Publishing House. He has contributed to the Concordia Journal and Issues in Christian Education. His articles include “A Church Caught in the Middle,” “An Urban Seminary,” and “Why Go to Church?” In 2014, Dr. Meyer wrote Timely Reflections: A Minute a Day with Dale Meyer, a compilation of 365 daily devotions from his long-running online series, The Meyer Minute. This book was published by Tri-Pillar Publishing in conjunction with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In 2015, he wrote Calling Us Home: A Lenten Sermon Series on 1 Peter, published by Concordia Seminary. Meyer published Word Alive! 52 Selected Sermons by Dale A. Meyer in 2017 through Tri-Pillar Publishing. In November 2017, he returned to the airwaves as part-time Speaker of The Lutheran Hour.
Meyer has been speaking and preaching on the road for over 20 years and continues to do so. His areas of interest and study include: 1 Peter, the Church in a changing culture, and the Sabbath applied to life today. He resides in St. Louis with his wife Diane. They have two grown daughters: Elizabeth (Darren) Pittman and Catharine (Charles) Bailey, and five grandsons: Christian, Connor, Drew, Nicholas, and Jacob.
Email Dr. Meyer at email@example.com