The ‘Lutheran Hour’ Names New Speaker for Weekly Show
'The Lutheran Hour' is heard on KFYO, Sunday mornings at 8:30a, and it's sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church of Lubbock.
Envoy Productions and Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) are pleased to announce that the Rev. Gregory P. Seltz of Orange, California, has been selected as the new Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® radio program.
Seltz succeeds to the microphone following the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus, who retired from full-time duties at the end of the 2010 calendar year after serving in the Speakership since 2002. Seltz's inaugural message will air Easter weekend 2011.
Pastor Klaus will continue to serve Lutheran Hour Ministries as Speaker Emeritus. His projects in this role will include delivering the broadcast message of The Lutheran Hour on the last weekend of each month, writing Daily Devotions, and producing Bible studies for LHM's Men's NetWork.
Seltz has served since 2000 as Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center as well as professor of theology at Concordia University in Irvine, California. In this role he trained students to launch ministries in a variety of cultural settings, including Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Indonesian, Indian, and African-American among others.
Prior to his work at Concordia, Seltz was the Executive Director of Life's Journey Ministries, an urban, not-for-profit evangelism ministry in Manhattan, New York. He was also the founding pastor of Church For All Nations (LCMS) in Manhattan, the first new Lutheran mission start in New York City in more than 40 years; started a mission church in Dallas; served as pastor of a large congregation in Tampa; and started grade schools and pre-schools in a variety of cultural settings. He has led several seminars on urban ministry, entrepreneurial leadership development, team ministry within the city, and evangelism. Seltz has served on the steering committee of the National Urban Evangelism Institute for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Advisory Board for North American Missions-LCMS, and the board of the Center for U.S. Missions.
Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide in its mission of Bringing Christ to the Nations-and the Nations to the Church. LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials. The Lutheran Hour is the world's longest-running Christian outreach radio program. It airs weekly on more than 1,350 stations. For more information about Lutheran Hour Ministries, visit www.lhm.org.