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Biography of Tom Baker

Name: Thomas A. Baker
Address: 10000 Keith Inch Court
Saint Louis MO 63114-1411
Fax: 314-613-4060
Phone Toll free: 877-267-1962
Vocation: Pastor of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Spouse: Louise
Children: Luther James
Philip David (asleep in Jesus March 21, 1997)
Kathryn Elaine
Education: College 1963-1964Concordia College
Ann Arbor, Michigan1964-1965
Concordia College
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1965-1967
Concordia Senior College
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Degrees May 1967 B.A. Bachelor of ArtsMay 1971 M.Div. Master of DivinityMay 1981 S.T.M. Master of Sacred Theology
Major: Practical
Minor: Systematics
Thesis: Law and Gospel and The First CommandmentMay 1995 D.Min: Doctor of Ministry
Thesis: Kazakstan VBS MaterialsMay 1998 M.A. Master of Arts
Major: Systematics
Minor: Practical
Pastor: July 1972 – February 1974 Trinity Lutheran Church
Sturgis, Michigan
March 1974 – October 2002 Saint James Ev. Lutheran Church
University City, Missouri
Director of Development 2001  Concordia Mission Society
Synod Activities: 1973 Chairman, KEY 73 Evangelism, Sturgis, Michigan
1983 Circuit Delegate to LCMS Saint Louis, Missouri Convention
1983-1986 Standing Committee Board for Parish Services
(Sunday, Weekday, Summer Schools & Confirmation Instruction)


Concordia Seminary
Saint Louis, Missouri


District Activities: 1981-1985 Circuit Counselor, Pagedale Circuit, Missouri District
1985 Program Committee, Greater St. Louis LCMS Pastors Conference
1990-2001 Circuit Counselor, Overland Circuit, Missouri District
1995-1996 Vacancy Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Maryland Heights, MO
1996-1997 Vacancy Pastor, Our Redemer Lutheran, Overland, MO
1996-2000 President, Greater St. Louis LCMS Pastors Conference
Miscellaneous: 1996-2001 Board Member, Concord Education Foundation
1994-2001 Office Manager, Concordia Mission Society
Radio Talk Show Host: 1981-82 KSIV AM 1320 Law and Gospel with Pastor Tom
1994-1997 KJSL AM 630 Law and Gospel Good News
1997-2000 KFUO AM 850 Issues, Etc. (Substitute Host)
1997-Present KFUO AM 850 Bible Study or Ask The Pastor (monthly)
KFUO AM 850 Law and Gospel


Seminars are conducted throughout North America. Topics focus on the distinctions between Law and Gospel with over 40 PowerPoint presentations prepared on practical and helpful understandings of Biblical application.

The following are the most popular schedules for congregations and/or pastor and teacher gatherings.

1) Sundays only: Preach in the worship services and do the Bible study followed by a potluck or catered meal with a two-hour seminar in the afternoon.

2) Saturday and Sunday (Option 1): Seminar held Saturday from 10 through 3 with a lunch followed with Sunday morning preaching and Bible study.

3) Saturday and Sunday (Option 2): Seminar held Saturday afternoon from 1 through 5 with a light snack break followed with Sunday morning preaching and Bible study.

4) Sunday and Monday: Sunday morning preaching and Bible study followed by a meal and a seminar for adults from 1 to 3, followed by a youth seminar with a pizza supper in the evening followed by a Monday morning seminar for pastors in the area from 10 through noon.

5) Weekday evenings: Because I am on AM 850 KFUO radio at 9:30 am Monday through Friday mornings, I am available to lead Bible studies within a 100 miles radius of Saint Louis most evenings from Monday through Thursday.

Note: While the above are the most popular schedulings for the seminars, other times are also possible. Contact Tom Baker for availability through email at or by phoning the toll free number at 1-877-267-1962. Leave name and phone number as the toll free number is checked frequently.