The 500th Reformation Lecture Series Presents
Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz
Speaker of the Lutheran Hour
March 20, 2017 7:00 PM
|Historically speaking, the Reformation Movement was the proclamation of God’s freedom in Christ for all by grace through faith in Jesus. Amidst the politics and powers of the time, came a simple monk with a message that was pure gift. As Reformation Christians, the context today may be different in many ways, but the message and the challenge to voice it remains. Seltz calls for the church to celebrate what it believes, but also to see anew the message it proclaims as the foundation, the source, and the power to carry out its Reformation Mission in a 21st Century World.|
The Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz serves as the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® radio program, a position he has held since February 2011. As such, he serves as the featured Speaker on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ flagship Christian outreach radio program with over 1 million listeners, airing on more than 1,600 stations across North America, as well as on the American Forces Network. He also serves as the organization’s spiritual leader, evangelist, and ministry emissary with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC).
Before joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, Seltz served as Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center, professor of Theology, and overseer of the master’s program in Theology and Culture at Concordia University in Irvine, California. With over 75 pastors in the urban mission field during his tenure, his work prepared leaders from various cultures to launch ministries in a variety of cultural settings, including Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Indonesian, Indian, and African-American, to name some.
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 the first new Lutheran mission start in more than 40 years in New York City (Church For All Nations-LCMS), he started a mission church in Dallas, and he also served as pastor of a large congregation in Tampa.
Seltz holds a bachelor’s degree in New Testament-Biblical Languages from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plus a Master of Divinity in Systematics-New Testament and a Master of Sacred Theology in Systematics from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He was also awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Concordia University Irvine, and is ABD in his PhD program at Concordia Seminary St. Louis. He and his wife, Marie Yvette, have one daughter, Devin.