The Lutheran Hour

The Lutheran Hour

History of ‘The Lutheran Hour’

On October 2, 1930, the first broadcast of The Lutheran Hour® radio program was aired, with Dr. Walter A. Maier as speaker. The Lutheran Laymen’s League, which had formed thirteen years earlier as a financial support organization for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, had a vision of spreading the Gospel message using the young technology of broadcast radio. For more than 90 years, the call of Christ has been carried around the world by radio waves to share the Good News.

Listed below are links to biographies of the men who served as speakers of this radio ministry.

Dr. Walter A. Maier
Speaker from 1930-1950

Listen to Sermons from Dr. Maier


Dr. Lawrence Acker
Speaker from 1950-1951
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Acker


Dr. Andrew Melendez
Spanish Lutheran Hour
Speaker from 1941-1972


Dr. Oswald C. J. Hoffmann
Speaker from 1955-1988
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Hoffmann


Rev. Wallace Schulz
Associate Speaker
from 1977-2002
Listen to Sermons from Rev. Schulz


Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Speaker from 1989-2001,
Interim Speaker from 2017-2018
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Meyer


Dr. Armin C. Oldsen
Speaker from 1951-1953
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Oldsen


Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
Speaker from 2002-2010,
Interim Speaker from 2017-2018


Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz
Speaker from 2011-2017

 


Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
Speaker from 2018 – Present

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