New Lutheran Hour Speaker

Lutheran Hour Ministries has chosen Rev. Gregory Seltz to be their new Speaker.  For their press release:

http://www.lhm.org/newsroom/enewsstory.asp?ArticleID=16561

The Lutheran Hour link has some biographical information for Rev. Seltz.  From that I have compiled some resources to help us get to know our new Lutheran Hour Speaker.

Rev. Seltz’s information from the LCMS Church Worker profile:

http://www.lcms.org/locators/nworkers/w_detail.asp?W5173

The website for a church which Rev. Seltz began in New York:

http://www.cfan.net/

It appears that Rev. Seltz has a lot of interest and experience in urban and cross cultural ministry situations.

Here is an excellent listing of some of Rev. Seltz’s experience:

http://www.csp.edu/president/transition/Candidate_Experience/Rev._Gregory_Seltz.html

From the above link:

Education:

  • Concordia Seminary, Ph.D. thesis stage Theology and Culture, St. Louis, Missouri (present)
  • Concordia Seminary, STM systematics, St. Louis, Missouri (1994)
  • Concordia Seminary, M.Div. Systematic – New Testament (Honors), St. Louis, Missouri (1986)
  • Concordia College, Ann Arbor, B.A. New Testament-Biblical Languages (Honors) Ann Arbor, Michigan (1982)

Experience:

  • Concordia University, Director Cross-Cultural Ministry Center; Irvine, California (2000- )
  • St. John’s Orange, Pastor- Part time staff; Orange, California (2007- )
  • St. Paul, Los Angeles, Interim Pastor; Los Angeles, California (2006-2007)
  • Life’s Journey Ministries, Executive Director, Manhattan, New York (1995-2000)
  • Church for All Nations, Founding Pastor, Manhattan, New York (1995-2000)
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastor, Brandon, Florida (1990-95)
  • Messiah Lutheran Church, Mission Developer, Midlothian, Texas (1988-1990)
  • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor, DeSoto, Texas (1988-1990)
  • Concordia Lutheran Church, vicar, San Antonio, Texas (1985)

Rev. Seltz has authored a couple bible studies for Concordia Publishing House (CPH) for the “Lutheran Difference” series, one on the Lord’s Supper and one on Marriage and Family.  To see them go here:

http://www.cph.org/searchnew.aspx?SearchTerm=seltz

He has also been a breakout session teacher for Higher Things:

http://higherthings.org/conferences/amen2008/catechesis/irvine-breakaway-d.html

He also serves on the Administrative Cabinet for the Center for U.S. Missions:  you can also find a Bible study written by Rev. Seltz there.

http://centerforusmissions.com/default.aspx

I was able to find a sermon (although it sounds like it might be more of a speech setting) preached by Rev. Seltz to a men’s prayer breakfast group,   the topic was “The Christian Man and Perseverance: the Power to See Things to the End” here is the link:

http://hbfaithlab.com/faith2/sermons?sermon_id=37

Here is another sermon preached by Rev. Seltz on a Consecration Sunday, the video is found at:

http://vimeo.com/9121435

Hope this helps us to understand who our new Lutheran Hour Speaker is.  I would encourage us to pray for Rev. Seltz as he will begin preaching to a lot of hearers over the airwaves soon.

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